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Showing posts from February 22, 2004
Well, we're a little behind on posting for the Bible study of 1 John, so here's another for 1 John 2:9-14. You will notice some overlap. Are there believers with whom you’ve had disagreements? What did you do about it? What is love in this context? What sort of behaviors show love/not love? Why do you think love can make up for so many mistakes? Why does hate block our way to God? What are some characteristics of little children? Why might John use the words, “little children” in verse 12? Why do we need to be reminded that our sins are forgiven? For what purpose did God forgive our sins? Why does “fathers” go with knowing him who is from the beginning? Why do you think “young men” is grouped with overcoming the evil one? What are some practical ways to apply these truths to our lives?
Alas, the opening of 'The Passion of the Christ' is upon us. This might be the biggest cultural event of my generation. Its possible impact is enormous. I have no idea what the evangelical impact will be. Make no mistake, there will be an effect. Even so, the death of Christ is precious for us who believe. Why? Because His blood saved us from eternal wrath. Others will say, "That poor man suffered so much! How sad!" But Christians will always sing, saying, "Amazing love! How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?"