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An Old-New Command that Shows Light-Darkenss
1 John 2:3-11
Don't deny and ignore sin - battle it and trust Jesus.
1 John 1:5-2:2
Pray for knowledge and insight for your brothers and sisters.
Philippians 1:1-11
Διακονια
Acts 6:1-7
It is right to speak with boldness about the Risen Anointed One.
Acts 4:1-31
Healings glorify Jesus the Messiah and call for a response of repentant listening from all nations.
Acts 3:1-26
No. Other. Name.
Acts 4:7-12
This is going to hurt...
Acts 1:12-26
Jesus came as Messiah not Miracle-Worker.
Mark 1:29-45
God's presence, perfection and protection.
Exodus 40:34-38
Why does the bible condemn slavery?
1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
Authority and Majesty
Psalms 93:1-5
Draft Sermon Prep
Exodus 24:1-11
...so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.
Exodus 20:1-17
Prepare for the coming king by NOT tidying up
Mark 1:1-8
Obedience as worshipful response to redemption.
Exodus 20:1-17
Read, Preach, Teach
1 Timothy 4:11-16
Christians imitate the Lord and model the gospel.
1 Thessalonians 1:4-7
Look for gospel transformation in others - and then thank God for it.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
The unexpected path to faith and fulfilment.
James 1:2-4
Jesus baptism, testing and preaching
Mark 1:9-15
Preparation for Jesus means repentance.
Mark 1:1-8
You are free from the law through Christ so you can serve God by bearing fruit by the Spirit.
Romans 7:1-6
Accept the apostles' words as God's word.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Big Idea: Paul glorifies the God who has rescued us through Christ.
Galatians 1:1-5
Bracket vv24-30.
John 10:24-30
Bracket vv31-39.
John 10:31-39
Bracket.
John 10:14-18
Phrase vv22-42.
John 10:22-41
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This We Proclaim
1 John 1:1-4
Eternal life, true fellowship and deep joy.
#eternallife
#fellowship
#joy
Published August 20th, 2020; Updated August 21st, 2020
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1 John 1:1-4
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1 John The Incarnation of the Word of Life 1 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
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vv1-2 We are making known to you everything we know and have experienced about the Word of Life who was from the beginning, was right there with the father and yet has also been made revealed to us. vv3-4 All that we've seen and heard we are writing down for you all, so that you can share with us in the abundant joy of the fellowship between Father and Son.
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John's reliable proclamation about the Word of Life brings true fellowship and deep joy.
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Ὃ ἦν ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς,
ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν, [περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς]
ὃ ἑωράκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν, [περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς]
ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα [περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς]
καὶ αἱ χεῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν, περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς—
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καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη,
καὶ ἑωράκαμεν
καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν
καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον
ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα
καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν—
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ὃ ἑωράκαμεν
καὶ ἀκηκόαμεν
ἀπαγγέλλομεν ⸀ καὶ ὑμῖν,
ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε μεθ’ ἡμῶν·
καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ ἡμετέρα μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ·
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καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν ⸀ ἡμεῖς
ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη.
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1 John 1:1-4
Ὃ ἦν ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς,
ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν,
ὃ ἑωράκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν,
ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα
καὶ αἱ χεῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν,
περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς—
καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη,
καὶ ἑωράκαμεν
καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν
καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον
ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα
καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν—
ὃ ἑωράκαμεν
καὶ ἀκηκόαμεν
ἀπαγγέλλομεν καὶ ὑμῖν,
ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε μεθ’ ἡμῶν·
καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ ἡμετέρα (...) μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς
καὶ μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ·
καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν ἡμεῖς
ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη.
Ὃ ἦν ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς, ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν, ὃ ἑωράκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν, ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα καὶ αἱ χεῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν, περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς—
καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ἑωράκαμεν καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν—
ὃ ἑωράκαμεν καὶ ἀκηκόαμεν ἀπαγγέλλομεν καὶ ὑμῖν, ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε μεθ’ ἡμῶν· καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ ἡμετέρα μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ·
καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν ἡμεῖς ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη.
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