Bible Reading Blog (Page 17)

Bible Reading Blog (Page 17)

Love and Truth Belong Together | 2 John 1

The apostle John was known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. He was in the Lord’s inner circle that included Peter, James, and John. He was part of the dynamic brother duo: James and John, who were called the “Sons of Thunder”. In one vivid incident, we observe the siblings exhibiting some truly thunder-like qualities. Jesus and His disciples were traveling through Samaria on their way to Jerusalem when they ran into trouble. Jesus attempted to find one place for…

1 John | Powerful Words for Self-Reflection

The second chapter of 1st John opens with this: “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 1-2). These are not just powerful words from a convincing orator, or a seasoned preacher, but…

John 16 | The Power of Conviction

“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:  concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged” (John 16:8-11). The third major section of John’s gospel shows Jesus ministering to his disciples on the night before his death (John 13:1-17-26). In chapter 16, Jesus tells them that in his…

Christ our Comforter | John 14

By: Ally Seiple How many times have you been faced with a desperate situation that has left you with a troubled heart? When I was a senior in high school, I remember being at a crossroad in my life and searching for direction to find my best path. I didn’t quite know where I was going or what exactly I was going to do, I just knew I had to decide… And soon. I remember spending that summer after graduation…

Launch the New Year with the Gospel of John/John 1

How many times when you think of John’s Gospel can you visualize a sporting event such as a football game and behind the uprights see someone holding a sign that says “John 3:16”? Or for decades when someone first gets saved we tell them the next steps they should take which almost always included “start reading your Bible and begin with the Gospel of John. So why is the Gospel of John so often the launch pad for new Christians?…

The one thing that Jesus doesn’t Know-Matt. 24

At the end of Matthew 23, Jesus reveals His heart for His people and His desire for them to recognize who He is in light of their need: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate.  For I tell you,…