Having given the general mark of a Christian, someone who walks as Christ walked, John now expands on that principle with an old commandment, which takes on a new significance with the coming of the Holy Spirit. In addition, he lays down some fundamental assumptions
In the text before us, John reminds his readers of an old commandment, on which the new covenant in Christ places a fresh spin. Christian love is evidence of Christian faith.
Loneliness is a universal human experience. We long for community and companionship. Yet while there is wonderful meaning to be found in relationship, under the sun even relationships prove to be unsatisfactory and a striving after the wind. Nevertheless, we were made for community, and
One of the qualifications for elders is that they should be “blameless.” This confuses many people. After all, who among us can claim to be truly “blameless”? It is interesting to note in Scripture that God describes Job to Satan, saying, “Have you considered my