Monthly Archives: September 2015
v. 11- “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. ” makes me wonder if Gaius was beginning to waiver a bit in his stance of support for the itinerant missionaries. Maybe he was beginning to … Continue reading
So if John is writing to a church, which I believe he is, I am assuming “the Lady chosen by God” is the church. Who does he consider her children? That is one I will have to ponder.
John tells us that God’s commands are not burdensome. I know that to be true. My question is, why does the world think otherwise? Have we Christians made them seem burdensome? If we have how do we act or what … Continue reading
I love John’s simple test of the spirits. The spirit acknowledge Jesus Christ came in the flesh is from God. If the spirit denies that, it is not. Plain, simple and easy.
V. 20- “If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” So I am wondering if John is saying here that if we are truly in Christ, our hearts will condemn … Continue reading
The more I read this letter, the more I am convinced it is the letter referred to in 3 John. Here John talks of loving one another. In 3 John I think he takes it one step further and names … Continue reading
I noticed for the first time this morning that the first few verses of this chapter have many of the same concepts in it as Jesus’ prayer for his followers in John 17.
When Peter asked Jesus about John’s fate, Jesus turned back to Peter and said that is none of your business, take care of what you have to do, “Follow me.” I think that is a lesson we can all learn. … Continue reading
We think of Peter and John as being the first ones to look and to go into the empty tomb. But I am wondering if that is not in fact the case. When Mary showed up at the tomb she … Continue reading