Being a believer is not a private matter. It is a personal matter, but not private. Living out our faith is part of community living. It involves others. Mutual confession leads to mutual prayer.
In 1 John 5:1–5, John was writing to help his children to understand that faith in Christ causes believers to overcome the world. This overcoming the world happens in their relationships, in their own hearts, and out in the culture. In vv. 6–12, we examine
Christian faith is not an ethereal emotional fog or mere mental assent. Christian faith is rooted and grounded in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Christian faith is spiritual but works itself out in physical love and obedience. Ultimately it is Christian faith that
Recently, I was driving behind a car whose bumper sticker caught my attention. In large white lettering on a solid black backdrop, it read, “If you can read this—” The sentence continued underneath that in smaller black lettering on a solid white backdrop. I expected