Week 10 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 4:7-21)

By lisa rippy / October 21, 2022

HERE IS THE LINK TO Week 10 Bible study –  and attached is the listening guide. 1 John Week 10 Love Is   What does the “love from God” look like when it is occupying and operating in and through our life? Does the Bible tell us specifically what love…

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Love Keeps No List of Wrongs

By lisa rippy / October 19, 2022

“Love keeps no record of wrongs.” Some Bible translations says, “Love thinks no evil.” The word literally “thinks no evil” is the Greek word logizomai. And that word is an accountant’s word; it literally means “to keep a mathematical calculation.” It is the word that is used in a ledger…

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Week 9 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 4:1-6)

By lisa rippy / October 18, 2022

Matthew Henry – “…believe not, regard not, trust not, follow not, every pretender to the Spirit of God, or every professor of vision, or inspiration, or revelation from God. These deceivers set themselves up in the church; it was so in the apostle’s times. Fatal is the spirit of delusion.…

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Week 8 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 3:1-24)

By lisa rippy / October 18, 2022

“Children of God Love One Another” is the title to Apostle John’s letter found in the third chapter of First John. He already addressed this one distinguishing mark of love concerning a true child of God in the second chapter, but now in chapter three he takes the quality of…

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Love Bites the Tongue!

By lisa rippy / October 15, 2022

When was the last time you heard a sermon on gossip, or on slander? Think for a moment how much your life has been hurt by the words of other people. By the assault of the tongue against your character. Love bites the tongue! The Holy Spirit is not a…

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Discernment Is Not Optional

By lisa rippy / October 11, 2022

Hi friend, It’s fall time … and as Rip and I enjoyed bowls of hot turkey chili followed up with pecan pie a la mode, while watching the sunset with friends sitting outside under a gorgeous starry night this past Sunday, it was the sheer JOY of friendship that blanketed…

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Week 7 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 2:18-29)

By lisa rippy / September 29, 2022

Hi friends, First of all … Last night in class, we didn’t even attempt to do what the Bible does not instruct and that is to try to name or determine specifically anyone on the planet as ‘the antichrist.’ The Bible doesn’t give us that information, but the Bible does provide information in…

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Week 6 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 2:12-17) … “He Never Forgets”

By lisa rippy / September 25, 2022

Hi friend! I hope you’re enjoying some cooler weather as we move into October! Isn’t the season of autumn one of the most “nature-ly” theatrical? Among some select hardwoods that are still show-casing those deep summer shades of green, it’s been only a matter of days that we’re now seeing…

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“Yet Hates…”

By lisa rippy / September 17, 2022

Yet hates … (1 John 2:9) I can remember the day I was sitting on our sofa at home, study Bible in my lap and coming to 1 John 2:9. I just couldn’t breeze on over to verse 10 because of these two words that stopped me right there  –…

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Week 5 – 1 John Bible Study (1 John 2:3-11)

By lisa rippy / September 15, 2022

Hi friend! This past Wednesday night we started right into the section of John’s letter that addressed the visible marks of having truly been born again. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO LESSON – WEEK 5 (1 John 2:3-11) 1 John Week 5 HANDOUT Certainty of Obedience The home assignment is one…

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