This week we are looking at 1 John 2
What an blessing and a priviallage it is to have an “advocate with the Father” Especially when that advocate is Jesus the almighty himself. I have had to stand up for Billy over the years. Fighting to get what he needs to help him learn. But I am a mere human stop and think for a moment about the fact that we have Jesus standing up for us. WOW!!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Him yet again. He not is standing up for us. He not only took my own sins upon his shoulders He also took the whole worlds.
3, 4 and 6
Loving Him means obeying Him. Trying to live like He did.
However we are mere humans who do muck up and sin. Over time and trying to obey Him He works in us perfecting us.
We are called to love. We are called to love everyone even our enemies.
10 and 11
By doing so we can walk in Jesus sweet light. If we hate others it is a sin.
I was once involved with an ex-manslaughter (he had served his time) this was a very very rough time in my life. He was very abusive. I to this day pray for him. He claimed he was a Christian yet he still sinned badly. He truly needs the Lord. I pray that the Lord is able to get deep inside him and work. I believe it is only through the pure love of God that he can be cleaned whiter than the snow and become a man of God.
Praise the Lord!!! Thank you sweet Jesus
We are not of this Earth. Loving things that exist here is only tempareary. We have to keep our eyes on Jesus, on the big picture, on where we are going. this reminds me of the wonderful book I read not so long ago – Do You Know Where You Are Going – Sujo John
It also reminds me that we cant serve both things of this world, like $$ and Him.
16 and 17
I have struggling with this recently. I pray that You Lord help me to do what is right.
21 – 27
The truth is Jesus is real. He is Lord of all. There are some to claim they are Christ but they are not. There is only one Lord Jesus Christ and He is the messiah. We must belief and put our faith in Him. If we dont accept, believe and love Jesus then we also dont accept that His father is God.
If we do indeed put our faith in Him then we receive the gift of eternal life.
If we do indeed believe in Him and live for Him we can be sure that when He returns we will ready. We wont be like Adam and Eve and hide in shame. We shall be ready to follow Him where ever He leads us.
For the month of September Im going to be partaking in this study
- I will read the chapter for the week once each day through September
- Sometime during the week i will read all of 1 John in one sitting so that I keep the bigger picture in view
Does this sound like something you’d like to do too? Vibrance in Ministry is hosting this study
Today we are looking at 1 John 1
When I read verse 5
I drew the conclusion that since “God is light and there is no darkness in him at all.” Then if we find ourselves in dark depressing times He can bright lightness into our lives and show us the way through the darkness to a brighter day. What a reassurance that is. And He did me bring me though a terrible time last year. praise Him.
Verse 7 reminds me of the saying that Christians cant live a solitary life
We need others to learn and get support from
verse 9 and 10
We are all sinners but He loves us so unconditionally that He castes our sins very far and wide. Praise Him for loving us so.