Tag - 1 John

Just Confess It

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. O-bservation: St. Peter is the writer of these words. Other than Judas, Peter probably failed Jesus more than any of the other disciples. During Jesus’ darkest hour before his crucifixion, Peter denied Jesus on three different occasions. Later, after His resurrection, Jesus met the disciples on the beach one morning and cooked breakfast for them. At that event, Jesus forgave Peter of his sin. Of course, Peter had confessed...

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You Either Have It Or You Don’t

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 5:12 “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” O-bservation: Many believe that these are the words of John the Beloved. He had walked with Jesus and was one of Jesus’ inner circle of three. They were Peter, James, and John. He had a front-row seat in observing the life of Christ for three and a half years. He’d heard what Jesus had said, had watched the miracles Jesus had performed, and knew in his heart that Jesus was the Son of...

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Complete Joy

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 1:4 We write this to make our joy complete. O-bservation: John the Beloved wrote this letter to the Christian church for all time. In this letter, he spoke of Jesus, who was God incarnate. He defended Him as one who had known Him and walked with Him and seen the miracles and known the sorrow of the crucifixion and the joy of the resurrection. John said, “we,” speaking of the fact that all of the disciples were standing with him in his first-person account of the facts he would present. He then...

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It Takes More Than Words

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. O-bservation: These words of the Apostle John have to do with real Christian virtue. He said “It Takes More Than Words” to prove people’s love for one another. John said that love moves into action and keeps its promises. A-pplication: I can tell my wife I love her, and I do most every day, but it’s what I do to prove my words are true that really gets her attention. It’s been said, “Actions speak louder than...

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The LOVE Plow

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. O-bservation: These are the words of John the Beloved. He was very forthright in saying there is NO FEAR when it comes to LOVE. Because PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR!  A-pplication: Merry Christmas! It’s hard to just ignore the day I’m writing these short DEVOS. I don’t always mention a specific holiday, however, let’s face it, without the birth of Jesus there certainly wouldn’t...

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