Quietly Through 1st John (Week 9) :: Sin & the Child of God

You’re here! And I’m so glad! Don’t forget that if you‘ve missed any of the weekly posts, or just want to go back and reread one or two, they are all posted here. Sin and the Child of God 4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 8) :: The Children of God (1 John 2:28-3:3)

It’s Tuesday and time to look at another chunk of 1st John. I’m so glad you are here. Have you been following along since week one of Quietly Through 1st John? What have you learned that has made the biggest impact on you so far? Please let me know in the comments below. The Children of God 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 7) :: Let Truth Abide in You (1 John 2:24-27)

It’s Tuesday! Which means we’re taking another look at 1st John. We are in week seven. If you missed any of the previous weeks of this online Bible study I encourage you to go back and take a look. Even if you just read the previous passages and skim over the earlier content, it will help you to better understand today’s and future studies. Let Truth Abide in You 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 6) :: Deceptions of the Last Hour (1 John 2:18-23)

Week six of Quietly Through 1st John is here. Have you learned anything new through this study? Is your faith growing? Have you been challenged to walk a little closer to Jesus? I hope so and I hope you continue to as we keep moving through this short, but powerful book of the Bible. Please leave me a comment at the end of today’s study and let me know what verse or insight has made the greatest impact on you so far. Deceptions of the Last Hour 18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 5) :: Do Not Love the World (1 John 2:15-17)

It’s Tuesday! Welcome back. Can you believe we are already in week 5 of our Quietly Through 1st John Bible study? If you’ve missed any of the previous posts in the series, please check them out here. Do Not Love the World 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 4) :: Their Spiritual State (1 John 2:12-14)

It’s Tuesday and the fourth week of our Quietly Through 1st John online Bible study. I’m so glad you came back to study God’s word with me. Please let me know you’re here by leaving a comment at the end of the post or by sending me an email. I so appreciate hearing from you. Their Spiritual State 12 I write to you, little children,     Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers,     Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 3) :: The Test of Knowing Him (1 John 2:3-11)

Welcome back! It’s Tuesday and time for us to continue our journey quietly through 1st John. If you missed week one or week two, I highly encourage you to read those posts first. If you are ready for week three, let’s go. The Test of Knowing Him 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 2) :: Fellowship with Him and One Another (1 John 1:5-2:2)

It’s Tuesday and the second week of our Quietly Through 1st John online Bible study. I’m so glad you came back to study God’s word with me. Please let me know you’re here by leaving a comment at the end of the post or by sending me an email. I so appreciate hearing from you. Fellowship with Him and One Another This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 1) :: What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched (1 John 1:1-4)

Yay! It’s Tuesday! And its officially the first day of our Quietly Through 1st John online Bible study. But before we begin I want to clarify something that I realized might be a bit confusing. Quietly Through the Bible, Quietly Through Thursdays, and Quietly Through 1st John are different things. Quietly Through the Bible is the name for the two-year reading plan I shared last January. Quietly Through Thursdays is a series of posts I publish on Thursdays in response the two-reading plan. Quietly Through 1st John is an online Bible study that we are starting today […]

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Quietly Through 1st John :: An Online Bible Study

The first epistle of John. It’s rich with truths about God’s love for us and His love working through us. It’s also full of instructions on how to allow His love to grow within and pour from us. First John also contains some intimidating verses like “by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments “(1 John 2:3) or “whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in Him” (1 John 2:5). I know that I don’t keep the Lord’s commands perfectly and at one point in my life […]

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