Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 28- 3 John

John in talking about Gaius says some had come to him and, “They have told the church about your love.”  That is how it should be for all of us, people telling others about our love.  However, too often, we … Continue reading

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June 27- 2 John

 vv 10-11- “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.”  Based on these verses, I wonder if someone in the … Continue reading

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June 26- 1 John 5

Last month I wrote on v. 5, “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”  I want to hit this verse again in light of recent happenings. I have … Continue reading

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June 25- 1 John 4

God calls us to love without limits.  Without limits means loving when it hurts.  And that is a frightening thing.  That is why John says in v. 18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, … Continue reading

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June 24- 1 John 3

When I read verses like v. 15- “15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.“-  I wonder how groups like Westboro Baptist Church can believe they … Continue reading

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June 23- 1 John 2

I wonder if the letter recipients were filled joy as John writes them the encouragement of vv. 12-14.  John is affirming them in such an incredible way.  He tells them you know this, you are this, you have done this.  … Continue reading

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June 22- 1 John 1

Every time I read the first few verses of 1 John, I am so taken by how John so vividly contrasts the infinity of the word with the finiteness of Jesus.  “That which was from the beginning [the infinite], which … Continue reading

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June 21- John 21

I wonder what Jesus thought when he saw that the disciples had gone back to fishing.  Did he think to himself they still don’t get it?  And I also wonder what was gong through the disciples minds that they went … Continue reading

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June 20- John 20

vv. 8-9- “Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)” It says they believed, but then … Continue reading

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June 19- John 19

Every time I read Nicodemus brought 75 pounds of spices I wonder if that was normal.  Or did they treat Jesus differently?  May take some looking into.

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