In a confusing world filled with signs pointing us down different roads of philosophies and religions, can we be sure we've placed our feet on the right path?
Though almost at the century mark, John continued to be known for his Christlike life and love.
In the first two chapters, John was kind and gracious with his readers. Then, however, John got down to brass tacks.
See how clearly 1 John 2:15-18 describes the disturbing realities of our times, and discover how to navigate our way.
We struggle with the same conflict John wrote of in his first letter: the battle between truth and error, between orthodoxy and heresy.
John is urging his readers to think and plan ahead: to realize that the Lord's return is an inescapable reality which we can face with assurance, not shame.
God sees and knows our shortcomings. And that is why we daily need His undeserved favour—grace. In spite of us, His infinite love is unconditional. Our relationship to God is not based on our perfection, but on Christ’s.
From 1 John 2:1–2, Pastor Chuck Swindoll defines Jesus’ role as our representative. Unlike a typical go-between, however, Jesus loves us with an everlasting love because He personally paid all our debts.
It's easy to become entangled in bad stuff. Instead of running from temptation, we often run right into it. Living life well requires making the choice to do what's right—regardless of what everyone else is doing.
You may be tempted to isolate yourself from the world but we’re meant to live in it. People need to see the reality of Christ in you. The answer’s not isolation, it’s insulation.