February 22, 2010 Filed in: Bible Study
We are approaching the end of our study of 1 John. As John brings his letter to a close he gives three final affirmations, then concludes with an exhortation.
Today we will consider the first of these three affirmations. 1 John 5:18 tells us, “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.”
“We know”; these words express the idea of the Greek, that we have positive, absolute knowledge. There can be no doubt. The thought of this verse as well as the next two, represent a final, authoritative summary statement of the truths that have been shared and reviewed in these five chapters. John wants every believer who reads this letter to have a positive, forever assurance regarding the riches that the Christian has by abiding in Christ and having Him live in and through each Christian.
Now, what’s the content of this first assurance? No less than the truth that anyone born of God does not continue to sin.Click to read
July 24, 2009 Filed in: Interview
An interview with Carlton Smith and his testimony about how the Lord convicted him of his sin and brought him to salvation at 16 years of age. He also shares how the Lord has given him opportunities to share this salvation with others.
July 09, 2009 Filed in: Bible Study
1 John 3:9 reads:
“No one born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning because he has been born of God.”
This verse tells us that God restrains His children from sin. How does He do this?
June 30, 2009 Filed in: Bible Study
As the adage goes, “a righteous character expresses itself in righteous conduct.”
June 15, 2009 Filed in: Bible Study
We are now engrossed in a study of the book of 1 John. The Apostle John, the last living apostle of Jesus Christ, this sensitive man of God, now in his late 80’s or early 90’s, was used by God to repute & rebuke the false teachers who were being used by the devil to bring hurt & pain into the early church. Human philosophies sprang up to deny many of the basic doctrines which were first taught by Jesus Christ, and later were proclaimed by those whom Jesus had taught & prepared so carefully.
June 10, 2009 Filed in: Bible Study
Join us as we investigate “what is sin?”
This question is prompted from 1 John 3, verse 4. That’s where we are now as we study through this first epistle of the apostle John.