John, the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Today I’m over at DoNotDepart.com sharing a few interesting facts about John, “the disciple whom Jesus love.” The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved Today in our series on the New Testament writers we focus on the Apostle John, the man who referred to himself as the “disciple whom Jesus loved.” The truth is that anyone of the disciples could have said this about themselves. Jesus did (and does) love all of them, but I think this statement tells a little bit about John’s relationship with Jesus. John knew He was loved. And when we know we […]

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Good Friends Don’t Fake It

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7, emphasis added) If you look up the definition of the Greek word for fellowship you won’t find the word friendship. You will, however, find several words that describe what friends share — association, community, communion, joint participation, intimacy. You can’t be a true friend to your sister in Christ without fellowship. How do we have fellowship? By walking in the […]

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What Child is This :: Cherishing Christ in the Carols

My all time favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night, but this year What Child is This is speaking to me deeply. I recently had the chance to write about the simple yet profound lyrics over at DoNotDepart.com. Here is an excerpt: This Child is the Word What Child is this? This is the Child who is also called the Word. This child, this Word was in the beginning, and this Word was with God, and this Word was God (John 1:1). This Child is the Word who took on flesh, who dwelt among us, and revealed His glory (John 1:14). […]

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Theology Helps Us Identify False Teachers and False Doctrine

I wrote about the importance of theology this week over at Do Not Depart. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. 2 Peter 2:1-3 […]

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