Let Us Love With God’s Truth

1 John 3

Let Us Love With God's TruthIf anyone has material possessions and sees a fellow believer in need but has no pity on him, how can that person claim to know God and have the love of God in him? Let us not love with tongues but with actions and truth. Again I say: Let us love with actions. Let us love with God’s truth. 1 John 3:17-18

God is greater than our hearts. God knows everything. 1 John 3:20

If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask. This is because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22

These are God’s commands:
1) Believe in the name of the Son, Jesus Christ.
2) Love all fellow believers as God commands. Love all always. 1 John 3:23

Those who obey God’s commands, live in him and he lives in them. 1 John 3:24

This is how we know that God lives in us: We know it by the Spirt he gave us. 1 John 3:29

Sacrifice is the Holy Spirit’s ultimate expression of love. Oswald Chambers


This Is How We Know Who the Children of God Are

1 John 3

This Is How We Know Who the Children of God AreHow great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1

The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Christ. What we will be has not yet been made known. When Christ appears, we shall be like him. We shall see him as he is. We shall be like him. 1 John 3:1-2

Everyone who has this hope in Christ purifies himself as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:3

Everyone who sins, breaks the law; in fact sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4

Christ appeared that he might take away our sins. In Christ there is no sin. No one who lives in Christ keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Christ or knows him. 1 John 3:6

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil. 1 John 3:7

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin. Because God’s seed remains in him, he cannot go on sinning. He is born of God. 1 John 3:8-9

Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother in Christ. This is how we know who the children of God are. 1 John 3:10-11

Enter into “the secret place,” and you will find that God was right in the middle of your everyday circumstances all the time. Oswald Chambers

Christ’s Anointing Teaches You About All Things

1 John 2

Christ's Anointing Teaches You About All ThingsThe anointing you receive from Christ remains in you and you do not need anyone to teach you. His anointing, through his Holy Spirit, teaches you about all things. 1 John 2:27

The teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit does not involve revelation of new truth or the explanation of a difficult passage of Scripture to our satisfaction. Rather, it is the development of the capacity to appreciate and appropriate God’s truth already revealed, thus making the Bible meaningful in thought and daily living.

Do not love the world or anything in it. The lust of the eyes and our boasting comes from the world, not God. 1 John 2 :15-16

Many anti-Christians went out from us but they did not really belong to us. No, the liar, the anti-Christian, is the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God. Such an individual denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22

Everyone who does what is right before God has been born of Christ. 1 John 2:25

Those who influence us most did not have even the slightest idea that they were doing so at the time. In the same way, Jesus produces in the commonplace something that is inspiring. Oswald Chambers


If Anyone Obeys God’s Word, God’s Love Is Truly Made Complete In Him

1 John 2

If Anyone Obeys God's Word, God's Love Is Truly Made Complete In HimI write this to you so that you will not sin. 1 John 2:1

We know that we have come to know Christ if we obey his commands. 1 John 2:3

The man who says, “I know Christ,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 1 John 2:9

If anyone obeys God’s word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. 1 John 2:5

Don’t say, “This is something over which they should be apologizing to me.” Self-pity is satanic. Oswald Chambers

The Word of Life Was From the Beginning

1 John 1

The Word of Life Was From the BeginningWe have heard.

We have seen.

We have touched  . . . the Word of Life. 1 John 1:1

The eternal life was with the Father. The eternal life appeared to us. 1 John 1:2

The blood of Jesus Christ purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:5

If we claim we have not sinned, the words of Christ have no place in our lives. 1 John 1:10

The Word of Life was from the beginning. 1 John 1:1

Never allow anything that divides or destroys the oneness of your life with Christ to remain in your life without facing it. – Oswald Chambers