Wednesday January 25, 2023

Wednesday – January 25th – 1 John 4:2-3     -----     
4:2) By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
3) and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Welcome to Wednesday!! First a reminder that the Journey Bible Study will be live-streamed this evening if you are concerned about roads being difficult and the parking lot not being plowed. Please, please lean toward the side of your personal safety. While you might have a little extra time today, please check out the SunRise website or SunRise app, and you will notice that this coming Monday (1/30) is our quarterly blood drive. Signing up is simple - go to the “events” page on either the app or website and click on the blood drive link. Right now there are only six spots open for whole blood donation and four spots available for double red donations. Thanks for expressing your generosity with a gift of life to others.

     In our pick verses today, John sternly warns the readers of this letter that we are not only to test the words we hear but also be a reflection of the word of God in our lives. John states that those who are connected to God can, at just a glance, more easily recognize the work of Satan. Any idea, or concept, or suggestion is categorized as false if it denies or diminishes the deity, humanity, and/or saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Anything less than full and complete acceptance of, and obedience to, the divine-human Jesus is, by default following the Antichrist. John restates that anyone who denies Jesus is the antichrist. Our prayers should be directed on behalf of those who are wrestling with, or outright resisting the truth of God’s word, way, will, and when. As Christians we are called by God to share the truth and beauty of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

   Pastor Jim
Thursday – January 26th – 1 John 4:4

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 323). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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