Thursday, May 29, 2014

Selections from 1-2 John (based on the NLT 1996 Ed.)

He is Jesus Christ the Word of life. This one who is life itself. He is the one who is eternal life.  (1 John 1:1-2)

Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)

Jesus Christ takes away not only our sins but the sins of all the world. (1 John 2:2)

This commandment -- to love one another -- is true in Christ and is true among you, because the darkness is disappearing and the true light is already shining. (1 John 2:7-8)

Let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions. (1 John 3:18)

This is God's commandment: We must trust in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another as He has loved us. (1 John 3:23)

Love comes from God. (1 John 4:7)

God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to take away our sins & make us at one with God. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. (1 John 4:9-11)

The Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

All who proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in him.

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we are like Christ here in this world. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment. Fear of judgment shows that his love has not been perfected in us. (1 John 4:14-18)

We love each other as a result of his loving us first. (1 John 4:14-19)

Everyone who trusts that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God.

Everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God's children if we love God and trust Him. Loving God means to trust Him & love others and really, that isn't difficult.

Every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory.

The ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who trust that Jesus is the Son of God. And Jesus Christ was revealed as God's Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross and by the Spirit's testimony that this is true. (1 John 5:1-6)

This is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Whoever has God's Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life.

I write this to you who trust in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13)

We know that those who have become part of God's family are held securely by God's Son, and the evil one cannot get his hands on them.

We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the power and control of the evil one.

We know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we are in God because we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. (1 John 5:18-20)

God's truth lives in us and will be in our hearts forever. (2 John 2)

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