7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
John returns to the subject of light in verse 7. As he does it augments what he means by the relationship that we have with God. There is a particular characteristic to our journey in the light. That characteristic is that it is, or should be, the same light that God is in, or rather that God produces from himself. In other words, when we say that we are in the light, that we are walking in the light, then what we are saying–or should be saying–is that we are living out and embodying and reflecting God’s love and life in our own. Continue reading “1 John 1:7 | Walking in his light”
4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. Verse 4 is the final statement given by John in the opening paragraph of his letter. John speaks of the truth of his witness regarding who Jesus is. He extols the readers to remember that Jesus is the life that they are to seek and he points to the fellowship that … Continue reading 1 John 1:4 | The Joy of Fellowship
that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3) Fellowship is the center of Christian Relationships Here at the beginning of the letter John repeats the word fellowship in two distinct contexts. It appears from the … Continue reading 1 John 1:3 | The Gospel Produces Fellowship
What is Fellowship? Fellowship is more than just being in the same room as someone else or even saying “hello” to those that are around us. Fellowship is found not in the halls that we meet nor in the restaurants that have great atmosphere. Fellowship is the sharing of lives. It is coming to a place where those that at one time were strangers to … Continue reading Growing Pains, Pt. 1 | “Fellowship”
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10, ESV, emphasis added) For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (1 John 3:11, ESV) Faith is not just what we have inside of us. Faith must find its way … Continue reading “Faith is…” Series, Pt. 12 | Faith is… Caring for the People of God