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Message in 1 John (15)

By Dan Lazich / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

How do we know we are born of God? “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and anyone who loves the Father loves his child as well.” 1 John 5:1, NIV. Men often employ the “Jesus Christ” as if it is the first and last names of Jesus. “Jesus” is…

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Message in 1 John (14)

By Dan Lazich / July 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why should we love God and one another? “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19, NIV. God made us His children because He loved us. God loved us even when we did not love Him. If we are in Christ, or if we share in Christ, it is clear then why we…

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Message in 1 John (13)

By Dan Lazich / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

The children of God “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1, NIV. In Greek, these words speak of kind…

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Message in 1 John (12)

By Dan Lazich / June 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Remain in Christ.  “And now dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.” 1 John 2:28, NIV. The Holy Spirit reminds us always that we have a new life, perfect, and eternal life in Jesus Christ. Because of the anointing, we received,…

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Message in 1 John (11)

By Dan Lazich / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We must know Christ. From the very beginning of Christianity, and throughout its history, there were those who worked tirelessly on spreading doubt concerning Jesus Christ. They were, and are, members of the Christian community, but they do not share in Christ. “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us.…

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Message in 1 John (10)

By Dan Lazich / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Warning against the antichrists  “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.” 1 John 2:18, NIV. The noun antichrist is found only in 1 and 2 John, and nowhere else…

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Message in 1 John (9)

By Dan Lazich / June 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

No condemnation “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1, NKJV. John did not say that yielded believers never sin. Our sinful nature is still present with us; however, a…

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Message in 1 John (8)

By Dan Lazich / May 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

A radical procedure If we are governed by our sinful nature, our feelings, or our soul, we will sin habitually. However, if our new nature guides us, the new spirit God put in us, we will not continue in sin. The Bible does not say that a new-born Christian will never sin, only that he…

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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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