1 John 1:5-2:2 v5 Provides is the ground, the foundation for what follows in verses 6-10 and, in a sense, for the whole rest of the letter. Findlay said, “Nothing has ever given such relief to the human mind as the announcement of the simple truth of this verse.” The figure of light that John […]
Welcome and Introduction 1 John 1:1-10 A Christian’s assurance is, in essence their faith, their convinced confidence, that they are in right standing with God now, are beloved in The Beloved, and will continue secure until they reach glorification forever. It is a confidence in Jesus, that he is God’s Son, the long-promised Savior and […]
II Corinthians 8:1-15 The Christian is in the unparalleled position to be both the inbound receiver, and a happy channel of God’s outbound grace to others. This special grace, including financial and other material blessings from God, is a stewardship that we can and enjoy and revel in. Giving shows our faith!
Ephesians 4:25-5:2 The imitation of God is the Spirit-illumined, flesh-rejecting golden path of joy and purpose in Christ for those that love Him and who wish to please Him. This path is the hallowed ground on which all true Christian fellowship finds its footing, traction and forward progress. Every child of God, without exception, is […]
Philippians 1:27-2:11 Following Jesus means fellowship in His humility & victory Conduct worth of the gospel: That is the call to every believer, both individually and together as the body of Christ, the church. It includes striving together in defense of the faith, particularly the purity of the gospel. What is your calling? We are […]
Corinthians 13:11-14 In the New Testament, believers can have fellowship and share together their lives and ministries and their joint expectations of forever, because they first of all have and share a saving, vivifying relationship with Christ and share Him in common (1 Cor. 1:9) Fellowship, then, begins in the shared-together, common spiritual life with […]
1 John 1:1-4 Over the entry to the sanctuary, in the foyer, you’ll note that we have the key phrase from 1 John 1:3. “…and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” Have you stopped and pondered, to carefully consider those words and what they really mean? We’ve begun to […]
Acts 2:37-44 We often hear people talking about fellowship. We hear it said that what we need is more fellowship. But our modern ideas of fellowship have become so watered down and skewed that the word no longer carries the same meaning it did in New Testament times. We’re missing something vital here and it […]