Category Archives: 1 John

I write to you fathers because you know him

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just.

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Remain in me, as I also remain in you

No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

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He was lost

The younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

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They triumphed … by the blood of the Lamb

It is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. … I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. … Continue reading

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Do not love the world or anything in the world

If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. … Continue reading

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God will not forget the love you have shown him as you have helped his people

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. … Continue reading

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I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws

Be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may … Continue reading

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I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws

Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” … Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. … So I … Continue reading

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There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God

Anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. … Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! … If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand … Continue reading

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