Day 11 (reading)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son […]

Day 10 (teaching)

A GENUINE LORDSHIP (cont.) Continuing with the four requirements described by John for true Lordship we come to… 3. A PROFESSION of the LAW (verse 6) The phrase “heareth us” and “heareth not us” refers to what is now scripture. A good question to self test with is: Does God’s Word speak to you with authority? […]

Day 10 (reading)

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth […]

Day 9 (reading)

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it […]

Day 9 (teaching)

A GENUINE LORDSHIP (cont.) Genuine Lordship requires at least four things: 1. A CONFESSION of the LORD (verses 2-3) In John’s day there were those that believed Jesus was something less than God. Among professing Christians today there are those that don’t believe that Jesus, while in the flesh, was God. John makes it clear […]

Day 8 (teaching)

THE GENUINE LORDSHIP Just to remind you, here in John’s first epistle (letter) he identifies the experience of a person that possesses the real thing; a person whose religion is true to the Lord. John of course is not alone in his search for true Christian disciples. Jesus continually challenged his follower’s sincerity and dedication […]

Day 8 (reading)

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (back)

Day 7 (teaching)

A GENUINE KINSHIP (cont.) Continuing with our Feelings (the sixth proof of a Genuine Kinship with Jesus offered by John) we carry on with its five aspects. Contextually it’s important to remember that this last proof shifts the emphasis more towards the kinship with other disciples and the god-given love we have for them. Just […]

Day 7 (reading)

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus […]

Day 6 (teaching)

 A GENUINE KINSHIP (cont.) As we continue this third chapter we find more creative descriptions of the unsaved: “of that wicked one;” “abideth in death;” and “how dwelleth the love of God in him?” The key words for this second half are “love” and “brother” which are both found 8 times. This makes clear what the […]