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The True Light

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. -John 1:9‭-‬13 A few observations. Verse 9 says that the true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world, and verse 10 says that he was in the world it was he was coming but he is now really here, so this true light is addressed as a "he" so this talks about Jesus Christ as the True Light, and then in verse 10 second half of that "...and the world was made through him" so everything in this world and everything around us was made through him. The world was created through this True Light, Jesus
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Scripture Bank - 1 John

The Word of Life That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. (1 John 1:1-4)  

The Gospel

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:21-26) 1. The Truth About God (Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7) Biblical truth: God is the just and gracious Creator of all things. Biblical response: Realize that we belong to Him, are accountable to Him, and are created to glorify Hi

Walk With God - Part 1

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. —Ephesians 5:15-21 In the next few days, I want to ponder and meditate on this passage pointing out the rich implications of every phrases here. Walking (walk) has been used in the Bible as a metaphor for "way of living". That is how it is used in this passage. Paul, in his admonition to the believers in Ephesus, points out two ways of living in which people live their lives, being wise and un

The Pure Spiritual Milk

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. -1 Peter 2:2‭-‬3 ESV One of the evidence that you have tasted God's goodness is the appetite for His word. This then translates to a life longing for His Word, the Bible. Before we were brought from death to life, the Bible is boring, none of the things it says gives meaning and impact our lives. After we became a new creation in receiving and believing in Jesus, there came the beauty of the things we read. As I observe my own life, it is "easy" to neglect the Bible as the primary "need" of our souls. We can be easily preoccupied by hundreds of things and neglect the reading and study of God's Word. This is true in my life. That is why I plead to God for his supernatural work to enable me to have the appetite for His Word. Apart from his grace, there will be no specific ti

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. –Romans 1:20 The heavens declare your name God. But only through your Son, Jesus, that you are savingly revealed.

Adam and Eve in Eden

Scripture: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:24-25 Observation: God made man for his (God’s) glory. God gave man life so that he might take care and nourish his creation. We read in Gen. 2:7 “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” and in Gen. 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” “to work it and keep it” Our God is a God that is at work. He is the author of work. He has been working ever since. When sin entered the world, that is when work became cursed and difficult. “In the garden of Eden” God has placed us where we are right now to “work” and “keep”, that is to be diligent and to excel for God’s glory. Not for men, or bosses or friends or family but for God’