1 John 3:1 – The Life-Changing Reality of God's Love for You
This article discusses the depth of the love of God as described in 1 John 3:1.
Love One Another Marks of a Healthy Church 8
Do Not Quarrel among Brothers
A Non-Polemical Reading of 1 John: Sin, Christology, and the Limits of Johannine Christianity
Are there very real opponents that motivated the writing of 1 John? This article offers a reading to understand the treatment of sin and Christology in 1 John that does not require Gnosticism or Docetic-like opponents to account for its outline.
Purity by Expectation
The truth that believers are expecting the coming of Christ should result in them leading a life of purity. This is what 1 John 3:3 says.
Do Not Be Surprised If the World Hates You
Believers should expect the world to hate them. This is what 1 John 3:13 tells us. This article explains why the world hates believers.
1 John 3:1-2 – The Now and the Not Yet
With 1 John 3:1-2 as framework, this article explores the tension for the believer between the "already" and the "not yet."
The Inaugurated End-Time Tribulation and Its Bearing on the Church Office of Elder and on Christian Living in General
Eschatology is a present reality that should shape the life of the church. Beale argues that the origin of the office of elder is partly related to the inauguration of the latter-day tribulation. This article discusses this inauguration of the tribulation in some detail, and also takes a look at the motivation for godly living during these end times.
Love One Another
The author reflects on the true meaning of Christian brotherly love by comparing it to the love between a husband and wife. By referring to 1 John 3:16-18, she emphasizes that love is an action and not simply an emotion, and that it is based on commitment.
Love and Its Counterfeit
In this article, the love for God shown by those who were beheaded for their faith is compared to the selfish kind of love that Christians tend to live out today. The article therefore encourages us to lay down our lives for others by way of showing the love of Christ. In this reflection 1 John 3:16-18 is instrumental.
1 John 3:4-10 - Lawless or Righteous?
Through John's description of the character of unbelievers in 1 John 3:4-10 we can see how believers should act. Unbelievers habitually practice sin, find no delights in God's word, and take no interest in Christ. All of these things change when one is saved by Christ.