Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb. 28- 3 John 1

We have no idea who the Gaius is this letter is written to.  There are 4 other Gaius’ mentioned in the New Testament, most likely none of them are this same Gaius. John’s emphasis in this epistle of being hospitable … Continue reading

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Feb. 27- 2 John 1

The first question that pops into your mind about this short letter is, “Who is the elect lady?”  The short answer is we don’t know. The speculations are many.  Some believe a particular “lady” such as Martha of Bethany, Lazarus’ … Continue reading

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Feb. 26- 1 John 5

Today we get to one of the, if not the, most debated passages in 1 John- 5:6-8- “6This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. … Continue reading

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Feb. 25- 1 John 4

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  Here is a verse of encouragement.  John does not say we are overcoming or will overcome, … Continue reading

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Feb. 24- 1 John 3

I think v. 2 of this chapter is one of the greatest verses in the Bible- “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we … Continue reading

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Feb. 23- 1 John 2

“This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”  I think this is the most emphatic declaration in the Bible about the necessity to live a Christlike life. … Continue reading

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Feb. 22- 1 John 1

The first thing that hits me as I read this first chapter of 1 John is the similarity between it and the first chapter of John.  Talk of darkness and light, what was in the beginning, the Word…all of this … Continue reading

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Feb. 21- John 21

Peter asking Jesus about John’s fate is interesting.  I wonder why Peter what so interested in what would happen to John.  If my recollection serves me correctly, I think John was the only one of the 12 that died a … Continue reading

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Feb. 20- John 20

In this chapter John writes in vv. 22-23, “And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  I don’t … Continue reading

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Feb. 19- John 19

I think it is interesting.  The Jewish leaders said they have no king but Caesar.  I am sure they did not hold to Caesar as their king, but they were so afraid of Jesus, they would say anything to get … Continue reading

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