|Spiritual lessons for Christians
lessons for Christians
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Scripture Text: John 1:12-18
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave
he power to become the sons of God, even(same as)to them that believe
on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14 And the Word(logos) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and
we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of
whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he
was before me.
Joh 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which
is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Opening thoughts: In our born again experience we should
desire to experience the grace that is manifested within us. It will
create in us an attitude of expectation and a hope in God that will
transform our thoughts and our actions concerning life.
13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I
could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though
I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1Co 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1Co 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.
1Co 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there
be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
1Co 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
1Co 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is
in part shall be done away.
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a
child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish
1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.
Notes: We want to lean on and give way to the substance
that opened the door for grace to enter in and that was the love of
God which is the nature of His Spirit. The door that love opens is one
that goes far beyond judgement, because judgement brings a finality,
but love brings forth a continuation. It ushers in a new hope and encourages
our faith to go forward, while with judgement there is no continuation
which kills the prospect of hope.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of
the only begotten Son of God.
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh
to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds
may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love
is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through
1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because
he hath given us of his Spirit.
God bless you abundantly!
Pastor Larry F. Gregg