Archive | Morning Coffee with John

The Three Thousand Commandments


I John 2:5-6 “But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.” Most of us are familiar with the Ten Commandments, given by Moses in the Old Testament. But did […]

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Knowing God

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I John 2:4 “The man who says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he says is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” My dear husband is a very important man. He regularly receives phone calls from the president of the United State. These calls are made to check whether or […]

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John 2:3 “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.” In my home, we have a security system. It is an electronic device that sets off an alarm, and sends a message to local police if security is breached. If the alarm is set off, someone from the security […]

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Making Amends

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I John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” Have you ever goofed up in a relationship? Really? Me too. More than once – okay, more than twice, even – I’ve had to admit that I’ve done something really […]

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High-Power Attorney


I John 2:1 “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” I have several friends who are lawyers. And while we all enjoy a good lawyer joke […]

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True Confessions


I John 1:8-10 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be […]

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Something in Common

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I John 1:6-7 “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all […]

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Turn on the Light!

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I John 1:5-6 “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.” Have you ever visited a place […]

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Talk About It

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I John 1:1-4 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you […]

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