NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Jesus said, That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. never attained to a knowledge of Him. John 1:1 CHANGING “I AM” TO “I HAVE BEEN”: The Greek words “ego eimi” meaning “I am” are mistranslated as “I have been” to obscure the connection between Jesus being the “I … (1-4) Jesus travels from Judea to Galilee, passing though Samaria. 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. He used this figure of speech to reemphasize the truth of continuing to live the Christian life. (Readers Digest [1/93], p. 155). For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. Does not sin and cannot sin each has the same verb tense as does not sin in 1 John 3:6, meaning a continual practice of habitual sin. (10-19) He concludes with prayer to God the Father, and his usual blessing. 1 John 4:8, KJV: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF LIFE Text: Philippians 4:8-9 This text tells a great secret to life. American King James Version × ). In chapter 3, Paul spoke primarily about his own situation. Jesus said He came to bring us life and more abundant. And we who have become part of His family by faith, are obligated to love as Christ loved us.. and to give our lives in sacrificial service.. for the benefit of others and to the glory of God. Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. Beck, 2006), 786. What does it mean in 1 John 3:2 that "when He appears we shall be like Him?" 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. For there are many false prophets in the world. Love is not the outworking of our human emotions, although emotion may accompany biblical love. We do not mean that Paul was a weak person; clearly he was strong both in his mind and body. It especially means keeping our bodies undefiled by abstaining from sexual sins (see 2 Cor. 1 John 4:8, NASB: "The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 11:2; 1 Tim. Everyone looks for a scapegoat, or a way out. Love must be defined by its context, and when we are talking of divine love - it is a love that cannot be produced by man, nor whipped up by human emotions. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. In chapter 4, … CONTENTS ix Foreword xi Introduction to 1, 2 & 3 John 1 Introduction to 1 John 1 Author 3 Date and Setting 4 Audience 5 Purpose 6 Message 11 Vital Statistics 11 Outline 13 1 John 1:1–2:11 39 1 John 2:12-29 61 1 John 3 83 1 John 4 105 1 John 5 155 Bibliography 157 Index 123 Introduction to 2 John 123 Author 124 Date and Setting 124 Audience 125 Purpose 125 Message 127 Vital Statistics What a beautiful truth it is.. to know that God is love, and that the love that we are called to manifest in our lives, has its source in the divine love of God. John 1:1 CHANGING “I AM” TO “I HAVE BEEN”: The Greek words “ego eimi” meaning “I am” are mistranslated as “I have been” to obscure the connection between Jesus being the “I … Being raised as a good Jew, the Apostle John would never believe that there was more than one God in existence. 1, 2, and 3 John 1 & 2 Thessalonians 1 & 2 Timothy 1 Peter 2 Peter, Jude 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians 7 Last Words of Christ Abraham Apostle Paul Christmas Incarnation Church Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) Colossians Conquering Lamb of Revelation Daniel David, Life of Galatians Gideon Great Prayers Glorious Kingdom, The Ephesians Hebrews One of the most helpful things I have learned about the Christian life is that all sin begins in our thoughts, which the Bible often calls the heart. This is because at the time the King James Version was translated, the word peculiar was often used to refer to something belonging to someone, as in … 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved the world so much that You gave Your unique and incomparable Son, as the substitute for my sin, and for the sin of the world. Athough Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit even in this life and world, I interpret John's words as meaning that, at the time of the visible return of... 1 day ago • 1 More Answer • Follow • Vote Up 4 Since therefore z Christ suffered in the flesh, 1 a arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for b whoever has suffered in the flesh c has ceased from sin, 2 d so as to live for e the rest of the time in the flesh f no longer for human passions but g for the will of God. 1 John 3:10; 1 John 3:14; 1 John 2:4. οὐκ ἔγνω. I pray that I may decrease and that You may increase in every areas of my life, until I become a transparent conduit through whom Your divine love flows to others - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. God so loved the world that He gave His unique and incomparable Son, so that whosoever believes on Him would not perish but have everlasting life. It is an unbiblical interpretation and should be vehemently opposed. Since God loved us in this way, His children are morally obligated to love one another - to love as Christ loved. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. It is a spiritual fruit that is expressed in the life of a spiritual Christian. It has its roots in Christ, and is only expressed in a regenerate life, which is in fellowship with the Father. In chapter 3, Paul spoke primarily about his own situation. With the Nativity of Our Lord drawing nigh, ponder this pericope in concert with Jesus’ interpretation of his sermon in the synagogue in Nazareth. “The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19 1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness. What does it mean in 1 John 3:2 that "when He appears we shall be like Him?" For there are many false prophets in the world. However, to reverse the sentence from 'God is Love' to say that 'Love is God', as some have chosen to do, is emphatically wrong. (John 10:10) We always think of this abundant life as being more of what we think life is The finer things, the stuff, the leisure. You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. But He needed to go through Samaria. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. How amazing to realise the outpouring of His unique love.. flows through us, to others, because we have become his children. That could be very frightening when we realize he can influence men in such a way that they are not even aware that they are being influenced toward evil. - how can it be, that Christ my God would die for me? See How They All Connect. Mark Twain wrote, What a wee little part of a persons life are his acts and his words! In this was manifested the love of God — Namely, most eminently above all other instances thereof; because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world — That is, evidently, sent him, who was his only-begotten Son before he was sent. We read in this passage that when Jesus rose from the dead He ascended into the heaven of heavens on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. 1 John 4:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. He did not mean Christians should devote time to jogging as they would to prayer and bible study. This chapter in John's first epistle, is a beautiful exposition of love, similar to the famous 'love' chapter in 1 Corinthians 13. all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. Matthew 4:8-9 Satan's power is over all the nations of the earth. 1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy a Son, that thy Son also may b glorify thee:. Textual Horizons — Isaiah 61:1-4 As with the First Sunday of Advent, the Old Testament reading comes from Third Isaiah (chapters 56-66); the historical context for this pericope is the dashed … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11" Where did Cain’s wife come from? (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Panton de to telos e ggiken. Paul said that Love was the greatest virtue (1 Co. 13:13; Ro 13:8). Love is a product of the Holy Spirit in the life of a man or woman that is walking in spirit and truth. “The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19 1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness. 1 John 4:9. Comp. You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. Jesus calls him the ruler of this world . a. 1 Something which has existed since the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have watched and touched with our own hands, the Word of life -- this is our theme. (2-9) Expresses contentment in every condition of life. You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. (1-4) Jesus travels from Judea to Galilee, passing though Samaria. And (we pray!) This is Paul’s proof that God works through weak people like him. 1 John 1:5. It's commonly understood as "a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion." Some propose that 1 Pt 4:11 was an alternate ending, with 1 Pt 4:12–5:14 being read in places where persecution was more pressing. John Piper Jan 1, 2021 Eight Years of APJ, and What’s Ahead John Piper Dec 30, 2020 This Present Evil Age of Sin ... You listen to John Piper. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Panton de to telos e ggiken. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth, and show forth Your love in my life, for the benefit of others. The love of God cannot be humanly produced, and those that exhibit this uniquely divine love, are a living testimony, that they have been born-again - for the one that does not love as God loves, does not know God - for God is love. 4. What does "deceitful" mean in Jeremiah 17:9, and in Jer. And (we pray!) Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to … Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Philippians 4:1-9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The first word in chapter 4—the Greek word hoste (so that, so then, wherefore, therefore)—connects chapter 4 to chapter 3. Peter here in this passage. His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. We have here a remarkable instance of S. John’s habit of not making the second part of an antithesis the exact counterpart of the first, but an advance beyond. Three of the four, Simon, James, and John, are distinguished among the disciples by a closer relation with Jesus (Mt 17:1; 26:37). All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those other things, are his history. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Philippians 4:1-9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The first word in chapter 4—the Greek word hoste (so that, so then, wherefore, therefore)—connects chapter 4 to chapter 3. See 1 John 1:2; 1 John 2:7, 1 John 2:8, 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:4; John 6:41, John 6:44, John 6:50, John 6:51; John 15:1, etc. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF LIFE Text: Philippians 4:8-9 This text tells a great secret to life. What amazing love!! 1 John 3:1; John 16:3. But such doxologies usually do not occur at the end of letters (the only examples are 2 Pt 3:18 , Jude 25 , and Rom 16:27 , the last probably a liturgical insertion). (20-23) Commentary on Philippians 4:1 (Read Philippians 4:1) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten … 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 This is Paul’s proof that God works through weak people like him. never attained to a knowledge of Him. 2. And (we pray!) Revised Edition. Sacrifice and Offering (Easter Reflections - (9). Subscribe. His power is so extensive that he is over all the nations of the earth. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print. 4 Since therefore z Christ suffered in the flesh, 1 a arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for b whoever has suffered in the flesh c has ceased from sin, 2 d so as to live for e the rest of the time in the flesh f no longer for human passions but g for the will of God. (A) 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son(B) into the world that we might live through him.(C). Godly love should be a reciprocal love that passes between believers, where each considers the need of the others, before their own. This was the sole means by which sheep were able to come and go. Jesus said He came to bring us life and more abundant. 1 John 4:7. Romans 5:20; 1 John 3:8; 1 John 4:18; Psalm 23:4-5; 1 John 4:4; Matthew 10:16 -20; Matthew 16:19. (Gen. 3:8; Gen. 4:14; 1 John 1:5). Read more Share Copy 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 2 Corinthians Commentary > chapter 4. All three apostles agree that love is the supreme qualification of character for the Christian. 1 Peter 4:8 Context. Look at 1 Peter 5:8 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: We have here a remarkable instance of S. John’s habit of not making the second part of an antithesis the exact counterpart of the first, but an advance beyond. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. In chapter 4, … Psalm 86:5. We do not mean that Paul was a weak person; clearly he was strong both in his mind and body. 1 John 4:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 4:8, NIV: "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." The absence of divine love is an established, biblical fact, in the life of an unregenerate man or the unsaved woman.. although they may be well able to exhibit, human affection through parental love, sexual love, inter-relational love or cultural love - it can never correspond with divine love, which is a spiritual fruit from the Spirit of God - that is manifested in a child of God. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. What does Paul mean in Rom 8:37 that, "in all these things we … all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. For the μἡ comp. Subscribe. Capernaum. The Father wants us to live in the fullness of the Kingdom, which means that we are to be persistent in prayer, waiting in faith for the Kingdom to break into every situation. God's love flows to us exclusively from Him .. and then it flows through us - to others. 1 Something which has existed since the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have watched and touched with our own hands, the Word of life -- this is our theme. William Barclay's Study Bible Series Reference Files. New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. That could be very frightening when we realize he can influence men in such a way that they are not even aware that they are being influenced toward evil. 1 John 5 Chapter 4 In this chapter the apostle exhorts to try spirits ( v. 1 ), gives a note to try by ( v. 2 , v. 3 ), shows who are of the world and who of God ( v. 4-6 ), urges Christian love by divers considerations ( v. 7-16 ), describes our love to God, and the effect of it ( v. 17-21 ). 3:2; 1 John 3:3). 5:22; Titus 2:5; James 3:17; 1 Pet. He was a murderer # 1Jn 3:15 from the beginning # Gn 3:1-4; 4:8-9; Ac 26:4; 2Co 11:3; 1Jn 3:8-15; Rv 12:9 and has not stood in the truth, # Jn 14:6; Rm 3:7 because there is no truth in him. John tells us that when we are born again – born into the family of God – there is a real change in our relation to sin. The verse also says that Jesus was just like a man in that He had the attributes of a man, yet, He was without sin (Hebrews 4:15)! You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. His power is so extensive that he is over all the nations of the earth. When the Lord knew… Matthew 1-10 Matthew 11-28 Mark Luke John 1-7 John 8-21 Acts Romans 1, 2 Corinthians Galatians-Ephesians Philippians-Colossians-1, 2 Thessalonians 1, 2 Timothy-Titus-Philemon Hebrews James-1, 2 Peter 1,2,3 John-Jude Revelation 1-5 Revelation 6-22 a. John 1: 1-14. When the Lord knew… Self-pity had entered Cain. Comp. God is the source of all love, and herein is love - not that we loved Him but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, # Lit from his own things because he is a liar and the father of liars. Question: "What does 1 Peter 2:9 mean when it refers to believers as peculiar people?" Matthew 4:8-9. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: dio legei, Anaba s ei s hupsos ech maloteusen aichmalosian, edoken domata tois anthropois.. Amplified: Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts … 1 John 3:10; 1 John 3:14; 1 John 2:4. οὐκ ἔγνω. (1) Gives directions to some, and to all in general. 1 John 4:8-9 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Literally, knew not God, i.e. The Bible reminds us that God is manifested through a concrete act - the gift of Christ as our sin-substitute. 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