1 John

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded

Jun 22

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded   “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath witnessed of his son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made …

1 John:5:9,10

“Herein is Love”

Jan 19

“Herein is Love”   “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” — 1 John iv. 10.   ARE there not scenes and circumstances which now and then transpire before us that prompt an exclamation like that of the apostle, “Herein is love”? …

1 John:4:10

Preparation for the Coming of the Lord

Sep 22

Preparation for the Coming of the Lord   “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” — 1 John ii. 28.   OUR first anxious desire is that our hearers would come to Christ. We lay ourselves out to lift him up, …

1 John:2:28

Seeing and Testifying

Jul 29

Seeing and Testifying   “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”— 1 John iv. 14.   THERE are two things joined together in the text which must never be parted: “We have seen and do testify.” In the first place, never let any man testify what …

1 John:4:14

The Blessing of Full Assurance

May 13

The Blessing of Full Assurance   “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” — 1 John v. 13.   JOHN wrote to believers — “These things have …

1 John:5:13

The Child of Light Walking in Light

Oct 02

The Child of Light Walking in Light   “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us …

1 John:1:6-7

Love’s Climax

Jan 30

Love’s Climax   “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”— 1 John iv. 10.   To find love, you had need send a lover; one whose soul is full of love is the most likely to discover it. John, with love in …

1 John:4:10

“And We Are”: A Jewel from the Revised Version

Dec 19

“And We Are”: A Jewel From The Revised Version   DEAR friends, the most of my text will be found in our Old Version; but for once I shall ask you to look elsewhere for a part of it.      A genuine fragment of inspired Scripture has been dropped by our older translators, and it is too precious …

1 John:3:1

What is the Verdict?

Aug 16

What is the Verdict?   “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”— John iii. 21.   CAREFULLY observe that this text is spoken to the people of God. It speaks to those who are called “beloved.” These are the people who are specially loved of God and of his people. It is a …

1 John:3:21

The Sinful made Sinless

Jul 12

The Sinful made Sinless   “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.” — 1 John iii. 4, 5.   NOTE, beloved, the special character of believers, — their divine relationship, their heavenly privilege; …

1 John:3:4, 5