In this study, we will look at a five-chapter letter appearing simple and uncomplicated yet, in reality, is both profound and complex. In the epistle of 1 John, he emphasized the nature of that life as possessed by God’s children.
In Greek the word is “koinonia,” and means a deep level of sharing life in harmony and unity. Fellowship is fulfilling and satisfying.
All anger is not bad...and all conflicts are not wrong. But disagreements need to be expressed appropriately and at the right time.
Love is like glue. In order to be effective, it must be applied. It won’t do any good if it stays in the container.
The housework will always be there, but the kids won’t. Give them all the attention you can. The sacrifices you’re making right now are worth the effort.
It’s easy to go along with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone. When you take a stand for what you believe is right you influence those around you.
Expecting others to live according to your list will make you miserable. And if you live according to their list, you’ll be even more miserable.
The Bible tells us to watch for Satan’s attacks because they will come. And when they come, the Bible tells us Jesus in us will give us the strength to resist temptation.
You can’t play games fairly without keeping the rules and the same logic applies to life. Rules set boundaries for us in how we should live but they don’t stop us from stop doing what wrong. God’s law is not the cause of our wrongdoing it simply reveals it to us.
Why don’t we experience more victory in the Christian life? We have neglected the spiritual disciplines and opted for comfort and mediocrity. So now what do we do to find victory?