Entries by Jon Watkins

No Fear in Love

1 John 4:12-18 No fear in love. Fear has to do with punishment. We can be made perfect in love.  Are we shaped more by fear of punishment by God or love of God for His grace?

God is Love

The Apostle John writes that “God is Love.” What did this mean then and now? 1 John 4:7-12

True or False?

1 John 4:4-6 John 16:12-13 – I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

Test the Spirit

1 John 4:1-3 There are sometimes different interpretations of scripture. We should ‘test the Spirit’ to know whether they should be believed or not.

Assurance of Peace with God

1 John 3:19-24 The Apostle John wrote to a group of people who needed some assurance that they were at peace with God. After a bit of a riddle, he gives 3 marks of those who are at peace with God.

Love is…

  1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

Looking back – looking forward

Psalms 111:1-10 As we approach our AGM, this passage reminds of all God has done for us. Others share their stories of what God has done over the past year. We look forward to what God will do this year, following John 15:5.

Freedom from Sin

1 John 3:4-10 In what way am I tempted to keep on sinning? Do I recognise the warning signs that may help me turn away from this?