If you have been brought into the love of Jesus Christ, you will love your brother the way that Jesus loved you. That’s the plain meaning of this passage, but what does John mean when he says that he’s giving this church an old and a new command, when they are told to love one another?
God is not a joy-kill. He pursues and protects us against the joy-stealing, soul-crushing, effects of sin through the sacrificial death of His Son, and through the continued advocacy of our Savior.
How do we maintain good fellowship with God? The first hindrance John deals with is sin. How can a God who is light have fellowship with those who have sinned?
Does being a Christian simply mean to hold to certain principles or ethics? Or does it mean something far more? This passage confirms that God has granted something amazing to those who know Him.
The Answers To Your Spiritual Rut.
Are you staying ready for the Lord’s return?
Habakkuk provides a pattern of faith for God’s people today in his response to the wisdom of God.
Faith is believing in the person and promises of God when you can’t see with your eyes what you know in your heart.