Growing in Maturity (1 John 2:12-17)

If you have seen commercials for Cheez-Its, you are likely to be familiar with the tagline for the product: “we take time for our cheese to mature”. While the advertisements can be comical at times, it does lend to the reality of maturity. Maturity does take time. As we continue our study in 1 John,Continue reading “Growing in Maturity (1 John 2:12-17)”

The Light of Love (1 John 2:7-11)

Have you even seen a young child seeking to imitate their mother or father? They do their best to follow in their footsteps. It is truly one of the sweetest sights to see. For Christians, such a sight should not only cause us to smile but a child following their parent should give us aContinue reading “The Light of Love (1 John 2:7-11)”

Abiding in the Advocate (1 John 2:1-6)

As a youth leader in the church, I try to make it a priority to train the next generation in understanding and applying the Word of God. At the same time, I recognize the importance of being involved in the lives of the youth. One of my favorite activities to partake in with the youthContinue reading “Abiding in the Advocate (1 John 2:1-6)”

Living in the Light (1 John 1:5-10)

As a child, I recall hearing one of my friend’s fathers tell the story of his childhood. In this particular story, my friend’s father shared how his brother tricked him into believing he had messed around with science kit that caused him to be blind. He believed his brother because when he opened his eyesContinue reading “Living in the Light (1 John 1:5-10)”

Knowing the Word of Life (1 John 1:1-4)

Is it real? This question digs into the foundation of our lives to see what ground we are standing on, especially as it relates to Christianity. If we stand on truth, we are firm on the solid rock. If we try to stand on lies, we will be found sinking. With such dire consequences, eachContinue reading “Knowing the Word of Life (1 John 1:1-4)”