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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.