Short Devotion : 1 John 5:20

Short Devotion : 1 John 5:20

“We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20 John affirms Jesus is God and eternal life...
Short Devotion : 1 John 4:19

Short Devotion : 1 John 4:19

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 We learn how to love, by the way God loves us. As we focus on God’s love for us, our love for him will grow. God’s gracious loving-kindness towards his wayward people is evident in the Old Testament but even more so in...
Short Devotion : 1 John 3:2-3

Short Devotion : 1 John 3:2-3

“But we know that when Christ appears,  we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3 If we desire to be pure, “as he is pure,” we acknowledge that we are God’s children (verse...
Short Devotion : 1 John 2:2

Short Devotion : 1 John 2:2

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2 Atonement is an activity that provides recompense for past wrongdoings. In the Old Testament, God required the Israelites to make sacrifices on the...
Short Devotion : 1 John 1:6-7

Short Devotion : 1 John 1:6-7

“If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another …” 1 John 1:6-7 To “walk in the light” is the same as “walking in God’s...
Devotional Thought : 1 John 3:16

Devotional Thought : 1 John 3:16

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16TV programming is almost a thing of the past. People are now able to choose what program they want to...
Devotional Thought : 1 John 3:16

Devotional Thought : 1 John 3:1

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us.” 1 John 3:1 As a child, I watched, I Dream of Jeannie. Larry Hagman played Major Nelson who found a genie that could grant wishes with the blink of an eye. Nelson could have wished for material possessions, riches,...
Devotional Thought : 1 John 3:16

Devotional Thought : 1 John 5:4

This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 Often, it seems like faith is such a weak and foolish thing, yet we know, “God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the...