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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

1st John (2000)

1st John (2000)

December 2000 - November 2002

1 John 5:13 is not the only purpose statement in the epistle: "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." There is another purpose statement found in 1 John 1:4 "These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete." Then there is another in 1 John 2:1, "My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin."

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Sun, Aug 11, 2002
Passage: 1 John 4:14-15
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 2 secs
Sun, Aug 18, 2002
Passage: 1 John 4:15-18
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 58 secs
Sun, Aug 25, 2002
Passage: 1 John 4:19
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 32 secs
Sun, Sep 01, 2002
Passage: 1 John 4:19-21
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 45 secs
Sun, Sep 08, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:1
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 52 secs
Sun, Sep 15, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:2-3
Duration: 55 mins 8 secs
Sun, Sep 22, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:4-8
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 47 secs
Sun, Sep 29, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:9-10
Duration: 50 mins 43 secs
Sun, Oct 06, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:11-13
Duration: 59 mins 48 secs
Sun, Oct 20, 2002
Passage: 1 John 5:14-15
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 42 secs