1 JOHN 2:9-11 / BLOG

“If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is still living in darkness. Anyone who loves a fellow believer is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. But anyone who hates a fellow believer is still living and walking in darkness. Such aContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:9-11 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:9-11 / BLOG

9The one who says that he is in the Light and yet hates his brother or sister is in the darkness until now. 10The one who loves his brother and sister remains in the Light, and there is nothing in him to cause stumbling. 11But the one who hates his brother or sister is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does notContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:9-11 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:3-4 / BLOG

“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.” 1 John 2: 3-4 NLT It’s the fact that we do what he commands that shows we knowContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:3-4 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 8:1-10

John cuts to the the heart of the supposed “light,” innate to all men. The proto-Gnostics had treated Christ as an example of the light within us, but John finishes his opening about light by demonstrating the clear divide between us and Jesus. Namely our affiliation with darkness. We are not by nature of ourselvesContinue reading “1 JOHN 8:1-10”

1 JOHN 1:7 / BLOG

Relationship, relationship, relationship. When properly connected to the light, there is a natural outworking. When we live connected to the source of the light we will find we are not alone. We will be known by His light. Others will join together in this connection and share in fellowship with on another. Through Christ weContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:7 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 1:6 / BLOG

The active display of light indicates where we are. We do not produce the light ourselves. Therefore, we must be connected with the source for it to shine through us. The natural outworking of this connection, will be active lighting. If there is dark, we are not connected. There is room here for light toContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:6 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 1:5 / BLOG

This brings to mind the idea of reflection. Including angles of reflection. Theta-i and Theta-r(if I remember correctly). God is the source (Theta-i) that allows us to properly reflect (Theta-r). The issue then would not be the source but the surface it reflects off of. Allow God to properly be reflected off of your life.Continue reading “1 JOHN 1:5 / BLOG”


“This message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” 1 John 1:5 NLT I am reminded of Acts 9 where Jesus stops Paul (at the time Saul) in his path toward killing off those who believe in Him. He appears asContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:5 NLT / BLOG”

1 JOHN 1:5 / BLOG

“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5 NLT John often highlights the “lightness” of Christ. Especially in his gospel, he concludes his introduction to Christ by noting that the “Word” of God becameContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:5 / BLOG”