Steven A. Bush - February 23, 2014

Love Authenticates Genuine Faith

Love Authenticates Genuine Faith

Any time we delve into the writings of the Apostle John, it behooves us to gaze for at least a few moments on the transformational dynamics of this beloved disciple's life.  He was originally a fisherman, the son of Zebedee and the brother of James.  He and James were ruffians who Jesus nicknamed, Boanerges--the sons of thunder.  Zeb's boys once wanted to call down fire on a Samaritan village for not allowing Jesus and the twelve to pass through.  By the time John pens his gospel, he refers to himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved.  His transition from a short-fused lowly fisherman to church leader and masterful literary scribe is truly amazing.  Behold the impact of Christ's love!  1 John is the first of three epistles (treatises) the apostle wrote.  Perhaps the overriding crux of the letter is to reveal evidences that authenticate a person being in possession of genuine faith.  And certainly love for one another is the key piece of evidence John puts forward.  Oh the impact of the love of Christ coming to us and oh the impact of that same love flowing through us to others!

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