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?
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.
How do we sift and sort truth from error? Do we all have to be biblical scholars in order to avoid falling into deception and error? And how do we respond to error?
Of the many things we could name that cause Christians grief and heartache, nothing can compare to sin.
To put 1 John 3:11-18 in one brief sentence, the Apostle John was saying the lack of love is murderous.
The Apostle John addressed the struggle of our conscience. He offered all of us some advice that is not only helpful, it is inspired by God.
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.
If you’d like freedom from stress and anxiety, learn how to rest. Take time to slow down. You can find peace in spite of panic.
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.