November 19 1 John 5:6-12

November 19 1 John 5:6-12 (ESV) Testimony Concerning the Son of God 6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and … More November 19 1 John 5:6-12

If you claim to be born again, you may want to check your spiritual Apgar score.

Pastor Steven J. Cole concludes a sermon on 1 John 5:1-5 with this: The very first test given to a newborn in the delivery room is called the Apgar score. The test was designed to quickly evaluate a newborn’s physical condition after delivery and to determine any immediate need for extra medical or emergency care. … More If you claim to be born again, you may want to check your spiritual Apgar score.

November 18 1 John 5:1-5

November 18 1 John 5:1-5 (ESV) Overcoming the World 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is … More November 18 1 John 5:1-5

Astounding love!

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so … More Astounding love!

The content of our theology matters greatly

John tells us (1 John 4:1), “do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” Paul said something like that, too. After saying that we should “not despise prophetic utterances,” he added, “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:20-21). Steven J.Cole … More The content of our theology matters greatly

November 16 1 John 4:1-6

November 16  1 John 4:1-6 (ESV) Test the Spirits 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the … More November 16 1 John 4:1-6