Tag: john

1 John 3:9-13: Love vs. Hate

Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the childrenContinue reading

Powers and Principalities

In 2 Kings 6:8-17 the prophet Elisha was visited by the entire army of the Aramean king. One of Elisha’s servants was very understandably concerned about this situation; Elisha told him that their side outnumberedContinue reading

1 John: Introduction

1 John represents one of the most sublime and yet profound books of the New Testament. At five chapters, it is not very long; but is full of encouraging thoughts and provides much to ponder.Continue reading

The Cost of Eternal Life

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). John 3:16 is perhaps the best known verseContinue reading

A Terrifying Invasion

The Israelites faced the prospect of a debilitating, devastating invasion. Joel, son of Pethuel, was called to warn Israel to repentance. All we know about Joel (“YHWH God,” or “one serving YHWH as God”; JoelContinue reading

The Revelation (Apocalypse) of John

John was in exile for the faith. God granted him a compelling vision which would encourage Christians in their faith: what they were experiencing was consistent with the challenges of the people of God beforeContinue reading

The First Letter of John

John surveyed the scene and saw many concerning trends: Christians were despairing of confidence in their salvation; antichrists went about professing a different Christ, denying the reality of sin, and making faithful Christians seem deficient.Continue reading