In His Word
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Archive for November 2012

Revelation 1

November 30, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – The revelation of Jesus Christ (:1-3).  God gave Him this revelation “to show His bond-servants the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated ti by His angel to His bond-servant John.”  Notice that the events “must soon take place,” that “the time is near.”  […]

Jude

November 29, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Ungodly people (:1-16).  Jude wrote this postcard letter to exhort brethren to “contending earnestly for the faith.”  He began by warning them about the nature of those who “have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation.”  He compared them to men like […]

3 John

November 28, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Three brethren.  This postcard letter focuses on three brethren: Gaius to whom it was written and who walks in truth and acts faithfully, Diotrephes who “loves to be first” and unjustly acts like he is in charge, and Demetrius who “has received a good testimony from everyone.” How […]

2 John

November 27, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Miscellaneous thoughts (:1-).  In this one-chapter “postcard” letter, John repeated some of the themes of his first letter: loving one another, loving and obeying God, and the antichrist.  He also warned against “anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ.” How can […]

1 John 4

November 23, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Testing the spirits (:1-6).  John uses the term “spirits” to describe prophets and wrote to test them to be sure they were from God.  The main test was if they confessed that Jesus had come in the flesh, a fact that some at that time denied.  They were […]

1 John 3

November 22, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Sin and righteousness (:1-9).  Jesus “appeared in order to take away sins.”  Our hope in Him leads us to purify ourselves from sin, for we know sin cannot remain in us and we remain in Him.  We want to be righteous, “just as He is righteous.” – Loving […]

1 John 2

November 21, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Keeping His commandments (:1-6).  “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.” – Loving your brother (:7-11).  Whether you love or hate your brother reveals whether you are in the light or darkness. – Why John wrote (:12-14).  John encouraged […]

1 John 1

November 20, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – John’s eyewitness account (:1-4).  John heard, saw, and touched the Word of Life; and he testified and proclaimed that message of eternal life to others, “so that you too may have fellowship with us.” – Walking in the light (:5-10).  To walk in the light and enjoy the […]

John 21

November 19, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – A catch provided (:1-14).  While some of the disciples were fishing unsuccessfully, Jesus called to them from land and told them where to cast for a catch.  When their net filled with fish, they knew it was Jesus.  They headed to shore, where Jesus already had fish on […]

John 20

November 16, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – The empty tomb (:1-10).  “Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb…and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.”  She ran and told Peter and John, who ran to see for themselves.  – Jesus’ appearance to Mary (:11-18).  While Mary wept at the tomb, she looked in […]