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First John 5.13-21: Farewell

Posted on November 22, 2015

Main Idea: As John says goodbye, he reminds the churches (and us) that God is always near.

  • What sort of behavior is John trying to get out of the churches?  What does he expect them to do in...

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First John 5.1-12: Victorious!

Posted on November 15, 2015

Main Idea: We can claim victory over the struggles of this life because of Jesus’ work on the cross!

  • There are three things that John calls us to in this passage: faith in Christ, obedience...

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First John 4.7-21: The Power of Love

Posted on November 8, 2015

Main Idea: Godly love is difficult; yet through it, we reveal God to others.

  • In what ways is God’s demonstration of love in Jesus Christ different from human emotions associated with...

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First John 3.11-4.5: It's All About Jesus

Posted on November 1, 2015

Main Idea: Christ-like love is self-giving, by actions and in truth.

  • Read the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-11).

    • What do we learn about love of God and love of others from this story?

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First John 2.28-3.10: Familienähnlichkeit

Posted on October 25, 2015

Main Idea: As the children of God, we should bear a resemblance to our Lord.

  • In today’s passage we see that Christ is righteous (2:29), pure (3:3), and sinless (3:5) AND that we will be...

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