Sunday, July 22, 2018

Posted on Jul 19 2018
The ‘Love’ Chapter = 1 John 4:7-21 Bible Background: Themes in 1st John echo themes in the Gospel of John, especially Jesus’ new commandment to “love one another as I have loved you,” and just how much “God loved the world!” The writer of 1st John
Read More →

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Posted on Jul 14 2018
1 JOHN 4:1-6 Antichrist? Bible Background: We’ve jumped over most of 1 John chapter 2, and all of chapter 3. The writer reinforces Jesus’ commandment to ‘love one another’ (2:7-10); writes some beautiful notes to “fathers, children, young people” about how
Read More →

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Posted on Jul 05 2018
1 John 1:5–2:2 God’s Integrity, and Ours! Bible Background: “The Elder” (which is how we identify this writer), now writes about what it means to have life in Christ: It means walking in the light of Christ (vs. the ways of darkness/evil); in fellowship with other
Read More →

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Posted on Jun 27 2018
1st John – The Love Letter Bible Background: We don’t know details about the origin of 1,2, or 3 John. The writer might be the person who wrote the Gospel of John; or is at least well-acquainted with that Gospel. Themes that match between this letter and the Gospel: Jesus as
Read More →