Category Archives: Encouragement

We’re Members of His Family!

I thought of my granddaughters as we studied 1 John 3 last month. My daughter had posted this picture of her little one-and-a-half-year-old on Facebook early in the month. (I love the rainbow umbrella!) A walk to the park — … Continue reading

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1 John 3 Review Activity for the Kids!

The goal of this activity is to help the children remember their position as children of God and how that should affect their attitudes and actions. After opening a series of envelopes or boxes which review different verses in 1 … Continue reading

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Thirty…Thirty One…Thirty Two Days in 1 John 3: What Next? Plus a Giveaway!

We’ve come to the end of our study of 1 John 3. Many of you will still be working on the lessons for a few more days in order to finish up. Then what do we do? What’s next? We don’t want … Continue reading

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Thirty (One) Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 31: Meditate and Apply

We’re going to take advantage of this one last day in March to finish up our study! (We will actually tack on one more day tomorrow, to think about what we can study on our own until our next study … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 30: Catch-Up

This is our last official catch-up day for this month’s study! If you have fallen behind, don’t feel bad. That is at least partially my fault; I keep making the lessons too l-o-n-g! Just keep working your way through the … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 28: Questions

We’ve come to the last few verses of 1 John 3. We have a lot to cover in this last lesson before we begin reviewing and summarizing what we’ve been learning! We’re going to approach these last verses with a … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 27: Laying Down Our Lives

We’ve studied words. We’ve looked at related verses. We’ve prayed about the verses. Let’s take a few more minutes to look at what some of the commentators say about 1 John 3:16-18. Then we’ll move on to finish up the … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 25: Verses 16-18

For the next couple days we’re going to zero in on verses 16-18 of 1 John 3. These verses address one of John’s main themes in this epistle. We’ll focus on word meanings today and on looking at commentaries tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 20: Born of God

We circled the phrases “born of God” and “children of the devil” way back near the beginning of our study (Day 5). Today we’re going to look at those phrases again. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you in … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in 1 John 3 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 14: Love and Hate

We’ve had some harder assignments over the past few days! Verses 1-3 are a bit like a doorway into the rest of 1 John 3, and they took some time and energy to really study. If you’ve kept up, I … Continue reading

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