Month: May 2019

Message in 1 John (7)

By Dan Lazich / May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

The sinners only are justified. Are we sinners because we sin personally, or do we sin personally because we are sinners by nature? John insists that if we claim to be without sin, we make God out to be a liar. Why? “Who can say, ‘I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and…

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Message in 1 John (6)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

No one is without sin. “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us…If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.” 1 John 1:8, 10, NIV. John here contends with the…

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Message in 1 John (5)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Principles for participation in Christ (continued) “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV. The “purifies us from all sin” could also be translated, “purifies us from every…

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Message in 1 John (4)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Principles for  participation in Christ  “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.” 1 John 1:6, NIV. The Greek word employed here for “fellowship” is “koinonia” which means, communion, association, sharing, fellowship, participation.” In John’s time this word was deployed to indicate…

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Message in 1 John (3)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Christian Church experienced the rise of various heresies, during the first century AD, the worst of which was the Gnosticism. The right message proclaimed by Jesus and the apostles was being obscured by baseless debates concerning the true nature of Jesus Christ. John wrote his Epistle to counter the erroneous theories about Jesus Christ.…

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Message in 1 John (2)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

The central subject of 1 John “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5, NIV. John assures us that the apostles heard from Jesus that God is light. God, who is light, became the man here…

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Message in 1 John (1)

By Dan Lazich / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Who is Jesus?   He is the “Word of life.” “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify…

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