The Apostle John hoped to revive his younger readers to return to an authentic, contagious walk with Christ.
Living Right in a Wrong World
We live in an upside-down world, where wrong is right and right is wrong.
How are we to live in such a world? Surprisingly enough, a first-century letter written on the tiny Aegean island of Patmos provides the answer. Join Chuck Swindoll as he explores the profound truths found in the epistle of 1 John. Chuck will provide practical insights into this little letter of significance, teaching you how to live right in a wrong world.
The first four verses of I John, which serve as a preface to the letter, represent a grammatical knot.
Other biblical writings tell us a lot about what God does, but 1 John focuses on who God is.
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.
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.
The Apostle John's first-century command to "test the spirits" is also the biblical antidote to today's proliferation of religious error.
The power of Jesus' love transformed John's life. When John came to the end of his life, the major theme of his letter to the church was loving one another.
The first part of 1 John 5 helps deepens our understanding of what it means to be a child of God in His forever family.
When John came to the end of his letter, he underscored the things every believer can know with absolute assurance.