1 John 4:1 – January 12, 2019

Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 NABRE      John is telling the community that there are two kinds of spirits. There is the Holy Spirit who comes from God. The Spirit of God will testify to God, will bring you faith in Jesus, will remind you of why you are faithful follower.…

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1 John 2:15-16 – December 3, 2018

Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16 NABRE      In the letter of John to the community we have heard John speaking about love, the love of God,…

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1 John 4:5 – December 30, 2018

Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. 1 John 4:5 NABRE      John in a letter to his community tells us that love comes from God and although we have never seen God, knowing Jesus we know God. From Jesus we learn about love and when Jesus returns to His Father love is what He leaves behind to help us reveal God to one another, Father…

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1 John 4:6 – December 28, 2018

whoever claims to abide in him ought to live [just] as he lived. 1 John 2:6 NABRE      John writes to his community about love in this first letter. John says if you say you know God but do not keep his commandments, then you are a liar. But if you keep God’s word, then the love of God is truly perfected in you. John give us this short truth, if someone is in union with…

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John 3:17 – December 22, 2018

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 NABRE      John captures Jesus teaching with Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, about eternal life, made available by the cross and into which believers are born by the Spirit’s actions. John now turns to the heart of the Gospel, the famous verse John 3:16 followed by the verse quoted above.…

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