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The opponent of Christ

I John 2:18–2:22
John is talking about the last days, the time between Christ’s first and second comings. During this time antichrists (false teachers who pretend to be Christians) will appear. Then finally, just before the world ends, one great Antichrist will arise (Rev. 3:19-20; 20:10). We mee … Read more

Three categories of believers

I John 2:12–2:14
In our text today, John points out three categories of believers. We see in these categories three stages of spiritual development in our quest for spiritual maturity. The three stages of Christian growth are children, fathers, and young men (vv. 12-14). I do not believe these ca … Read more

Worldliness is a matter of the heart

I John 2:15–2:17
John gets to the heart of the doctrine of separation in this passage. Worldliness is not so much a matter of activity as it is of attitude. It is possible for a Christian to stay away from questionable places and activities and still love the world because worldliness is a matter … Read more

God’s people are to love one another

I John 2:7–2:11
Up to this point John has been talking about “the commandments” in general; but now he focuses on one single commandment and that is that God’s people love one another (vv. 7- 8). Although the Old Testament Law required love for one another (Leviticus 19:18), Christ gave … Read more

Tests of true knowledge

I John 2:1–2:6
In the opening statement of this chapter there is the yearning, affectionate tenderness of a pastor for people whom he has known for a long time. Even in all their wayward foolishness he still loves them. ("My little children”). John says two things about sin. First, he … Read more

What effects your relationships?

I John 1:5–1:7
The Apostle John wrote his first epistle to Christians who were in danger of being led astray by false teachers. Many of these leaders said it didn’t make a great deal of difference how a person lived because the body is basically sinful anyway. John points out in this pass … Read more

Sins’ reality and remedy

I John 1:8–1:10
This is one of the most important sections of Scripture in the Bible for Christians. It deals with how we tend to try and cover up our sins. The first step in dishonesty is that we want our friends to think we are “spiritual” so we lie to others about our lives a … Read more

Is your fellowship grounded in God’s Word?

I John 1:1–1:4
In contrast to this story we find John had a message he wanted all to hear. He would not be guilty of withholding vital information from the child of God (vv. 1-2). There are three key words found in this message of I John. They are life, light and love. There are those who tell … Read more

Making Promises to The Lord

Leviticus 27:1–27:34
The Lord told Moses to say to Israel (vv. 1-2): If you ever want to free someone, you may do so by paying different amounts (vv. 3-7). If you have promised to give someone to me and can’t afford to pay the full amount you will be taken to a priest who will decide how much you ca … Read more

The Discipline For Disobedience

Leviticus 26:14–26:39
God is a God of holiness and those that disobey His law have judgment resting upon them. This section on curses is much more extensive than the blessings section. As a disobedient nation Israel would not only miss the rewards of obedience, but suffer pestilence (v. 16, 25), famin … Read more

The Blessing Of a Repentant Generation

Leviticus 26:40–26:46
God is faithful to His Covenant even though Israel broke their covenant with Him. Although God will chasten His rebellious people, He does not utterly cast them off. When they repent of their sin, God remembers his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and they are delivered fr … Read more

Promises of Blessing For Obedience

Leviticus 26:1–26:13
This chapter clearly promises blessing for obedience and chastisement for not keeping God’s law. This same message is essentially repeated by Moses forty years later in Deuteronomy 28. The statues and instructions God gave Israel in Leviticus 26 and 27 illustrate four responsibi … Read more

Help For The Poor

Leviticus 25:35–25:55
The Lord said: If any of your people become poor and unable to support themselves, you must help them, just as you are supposed to help foreigners who live among you (v. 35). Don’t take advantage of them by charging any kind of interest or selling them food for profit. Instead, … Read more

All Land Belongs to The Lord

Leviticus 25:18–25:34
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