1 John

1 John 3

By britton sharp / October 25, 2016

The third chapter of 1st John reminds me of a mountain. It’s not a mountain I’ve visited; it’s a mountain John visited as a younger man, the Mount of Transfiguration. In front of John’s eyes, Jesus was transfigured in glory before his descent to Jerusalem where he would be condemned to death. Now, John writes…

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1 John 2

By britton sharp / October 17, 2016

There’s an old tradition about the Apostle John that has always been accepted as true by the Church. In his later years his house would often be the gathering place for those wanting to talk to him, to see him, or to learn from him. When the crowd became large enough that it couldn’t be…

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1 John 1

By britton sharp / October 10, 2016

Instead of following the normal structure of an epistle—who the letter is to, who the letter is from, greeting, expression of gratitude, letter content, closing—John (the presumed author of 1 John 1) jumps straight into, “Remember Jesus, the One who existed at the beginning, and even before time, who we saw with our own eyes…

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