Day 6 (reading)

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world […]

Day 5 (teaching)

A GENUINE KINSHIP It has been said that John wrote his gospel so people would truly believe and be saved and he wrote this letter so that those who truly believe would know they’re saved. To accomplish that purpose he declares in chapter 1 that real Christianity requires “A Genuine Relationship,” in chapter 2 “A […]

Day 5 (reading)

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we […]

Day 4 (teaching)

A GENUINE COMPANIONSHIP (cont.) Yesterday we learned that a Genuine Companionship with the Lord keeps us from having a continual problem with obedience, love and sin. Today we will see three more problems that can no longer constantly plague our lives. Verses 15-17 reveal that we don’t have a desire problem. Here we find the words […]

Day 4 (reading)

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of […]

Day 3 (teaching)

A GENUINE COMPANIONSHIP (cont.) As we continue chapter two we should be reminded that Christianity is not an issue of perfection but rather direction. When a parent says they have good kids they are not claiming their children are perfect, but rather that the general direction of their life is pleasing to the parent. Even so […]

Day 3 (reading)

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we […]

Day 2 (teaching)

A GENUINE COMPANIONSHIP An important thing to remember in respect to John’s goal of exposing false religion is that he is far more likely to denounce those adhering to counterfeit beliefs than to debate with them. For example he uses the following terms in chapter 2 to describe unbelievers: He is a liar. The truth […]

Day 2 (reading)

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. […]

Day 1 (teaching)

A GENUINE RELATIONSHIP At the close of the first century false teachers, compromised doctrines and religious exclusivity had invaded the scene. As the last surviving apostle that walked with Jesus, John decides to write a letter to the churches of modern day Turkey (Asia Minor) to layout what he had seen, heard and learned from Jesus himself. […]