“Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.” Jude 1:3 NLT I look back on when IContinue reading “JUDE 1:3 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 5:16-17 / BLOG

“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. AllContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:16-17 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 3:4-6 / BLOG

“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin, but everyone who keeps on sinning does not know himContinue reading “1 JOHN 3:4-6 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:15-16 / BLOG

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not fromContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:15-16 / BLOG”

1 JOHN 2:1-2 / BLOG

For many Christians, finiteness is a barrier to godliness. But we have to remember that God designed it as a feature of our being. We are made dependent upon him. Sin lives in our finiteness. It wants to exploit that feature and conflate its identity with it. But we do not sin because we areContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:1-2 / BLOG”