Category Archives: Bible Study

1 John’s Purpose Statement [conclusion]

I’ve been arguing that the purpose of the book of 1 John is not to give tests by which believers may be assured of their genuine salvation, but rather that the readers may enjoy intimate fellowship with God just as … Continue reading

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Theological Implications of John’s Purpose Statement

It is important to note not only the theological grounds for the interpretation of First John 5:13 as John’s purpose statement, but also its implications. If John is giving tests by which one determines the presence of salvation, then faith … Continue reading

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Theological Assumptions in 1 John

One’s interpretation of John’s aim in his first epistle has definite ramifications for one’s view of both the gospel and the possibility of assurance of one’s salvation. For many, also, viewing the book of 1 John as laying out tests … Continue reading

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Best Bible Commentaries

Whenever I begin teaching through a book of the Bible, finding some good commentaries is an important part of the prep work. There are a few commentary series that I always check. Some of the newer ones, like Story of … Continue reading

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The Flow of Ephesians

I recently finished preaching through the book of Ephesians. I’ll share some more of my observations from this incredible book in the future; for now, I thought I would just share a short synopsis of the overall flow and message … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Preparations for the Last Supper

Idea for the week: Jesus may have made arrangements ahead of time for His Last Supper with the disciples in the upper room. When Jesus instructs Peter and John to go prepare the upper room for the Last Supper, the … Continue reading

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