1st Epistle of John

This apostolic letter speaks authoritatively about the truth of the incarnation-a message his doubting readers needed after hearing false teachers deny the full divinity and humanity of Christ. It reaffirms the core of Christianity, saying that either we exhibit the sound doctrine, obedience, and love that characterize all Christians, or else we are not true Christians. When all the basics of faith are in operation, we not only know joy but can live a holy life and be assured of salvation (3:1924)-even though we are still far from perfect (1:9). This assurance comes especially as we find ourselves learning to “love one another” as brothers and sisters in Christ (4:7-8). This general letter to congregations across Asia Minor (now Turkey) was written by the apostle John in the late first century a.d.

Sep 16, 2018
“Who Loves Much, Does Much” 1 John 3:16-24
1 John 3:16-24
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down
our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we [a]know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

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  • Sep 16, 2018“Who Loves Much, Does Much” 1 John 3:16-24
    Sep 16, 2018
    “Who Loves Much, Does Much” 1 John 3:16-24
    1 John 3:16-24
    By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down
    our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

     My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we [a]know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

     Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

  • Sep 9, 2018“Show Me the Love” 1 John 3:10-15
    Sep 9, 2018
    “Show Me the Love” 1 John 3:10-15
    1John 3:10-15"1John 3:10-15" from LightHouse Calvary Chapel by Dean Barham. Released: 2018. Genre: Spoken Word.
  • Sep 2, 2018“Sin and Righteousness” 1 John 3:4-9
    Sep 2, 2018
    “Sin and Righteousness” 1 John 3:4-9
    "1John 3:4-9" from LightHouse Calvary Chapel by Dean Barham. Released: 2018. Track 33. Genre: Spoken Word.
  • Aug 19, 2018“The Antichrist and The Anointing” 1 John 2:18-27
    Aug 19, 2018
    “The Antichrist and The Anointing” 1 John 2:18-27
  • Aug 12, 2018“Loving God, Loving People” 1 John 2:7-17
    Aug 12, 2018
    “Loving God, Loving People” 1 John 2:7-17
  • Aug 5, 2018“The Influence of Our Advocate” 1 John 2:1-6
    Aug 5, 2018
    “The Influence of Our Advocate” 1 John 2:1-6
  • Jul 29, 2018“How Full is Your Joy?” 1 John 1:5-10
    Jul 29, 2018
    “How Full is Your Joy?” 1 John 1:5-10
  • Jul 22, 2018“Jesus is Real” 1 John 1:1-4
    Jul 22, 2018
    “Jesus is Real” 1 John 1:1-4