We live in a world that has lost its way. Many are being deceived. But God has given us His truth; He has shown us how to live.
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.
Because John had “seen it all,” this old gentleman was able to offer some elementary rules all of us would be wise to hear and obey.
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.
Of the many things we could name that cause Christians grief and heartache, nothing can compare to sin.