1 John 4:1-6 – Gulliblity can be cute in young children, but not in Christians. We must test ‘the spirits’. Are you as good at this as you should be?
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 – God has been supremely generous with His people, so are we to be open-handed with our brothers and sisters.
1 John 3:11-24 – Normally siblings don’t get on. It ought not to be the case in the church! Christian love is strange, but it also reassures the Christian.
Isaiah 45:17 – God’s people are saved eternally, and they have no fear of eternal shame.
1 John 2:28-3:10 – Children look like their parents. So too should the beloved child of God resemble their Heavenly Father. John’s message comforts and challenges.
Ezekiel 13:10 – Calling out ‘peace’ when there’s no peace and whitwashing the walls of our lives… this does us no good.
1 John 2:18-27 – Be careful who you choose as friends. John warns that many antichrists have come. Christians must beware, and above all remain in Christ.
Psalm 39:6. David warns believers against chasing a phantom. Love for the world is ultimately chasing an illusion. Wealth and pleasure apart from Christ are always unsatisfying.
1 John 2:12-17. Because you know the Father, therefore do not love the world.
1 John 2:3-11. John’s instruction to believers gives them great assurance that if they follow God’s commands, they do indeed know him. These commands are the same that He has given from the begining, and consistency in obedience is easy to demonstrate: love one another!
Jeremiah 2:22 – Try as hard as you want, you can not clean the stain of your sin. Not without help, that is.
1 John 1:5-2:2 – Whether you’re a Christian or not hinges upon how you deal with sin. Will you come out of the dark and into the light?
1 John 1:1-4. Jesus offers eternal life, fellowship, and joy. These gifts show the difference between true and false believers.
Num 23:19 – God will not and can not go back on His Word. If He promises, it’s done.
Job 11:7-9 – God is incomprehensible. This is really good news for us.
Proverbs 16:33 – Understanding God’s role in even the smallest occurences of life gives us the motivation to live diligently and confidently before him.
Matthew 10:29-31 – How do we know that God providentially cares for all things? Two proofs: the sparrows and our hair.
Psalm 102:25-27 – In a world where everything changes, there is one who has never changed – not one bit. His love and His word remains ever the same.
Acts 17:25 – You try to be self-sufficient, and you’ll fail miserably. God has always had everything He ever needed – in Himself. That’s independence.
1 Timothy 6:15b-16 – All honour and all might are in God’s corner. He lives in unapproachable light. We are not God, and that’s a good thing.