Fusion in the Word

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June 3, 2018

Learning to Worship: The Scandalous Woman

Brandon Chism’s lesson on John 4 taught us that an encounter with Jesus:

 

  • breaks social barriers;
  • delivers counter-cultural truth; and
  • inherently engages others evangelistically

 

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Previous Lessons

November 5, 2017

1 John 1:1-4

THE LIFE WAS REVEALED

The Son of God became the Son of Man, so that the sinful sons of men might become the sons of God.
~ John Calvin

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November 19, 2017

1 John 1:8-10

HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST

Few realize how miserable and unhappy is a wavering conscience.
~ John Calvin

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December 3, 2017

1 John 2:4-6

THE LOVE OF GOD IS MADE COMPLETE

True love for God is expressed not in sentimental language or mystical experience, but in obedience.
~ John Stott

 

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December 17, 2017

1 John 2:12-14

YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE EVIL ONE

We must always beware lest the doctrine of faith be smothered, which teaches that Christ be the only Author of salvation and all blessings.
~ John Calvin
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December 31, 2017

1 John 2:18-19

MANY ANTICHRISTS WILL COME

Some people will ask where the antichrists have come from, and the sad answer is that they have come from our midst.
~ Oecumenius

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January 14, 2018

1 John 2:24-27

ABIDE IN HIM

The only safeguard against lies is to have remaining within us both the Word that we have heard from the beginning and the anointing that we have received from Him.
~ John Stott

 

 

 

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January 28, 2018

1 John 3:4-6

LET NO ONE LEAD YOU ASTRAY

Christ and knowledge of him are vainly pretended, except there be newness of life. For Christ is never dormant where he reigns, but the Spirit renders effectual his power. And it may be rightly said of him, that he puts sin to flight, not otherwise than as the sun drives away darkness by its own brightness. But we are again taught in this place how strong and efficacious is the knowledge of Christ; for it transforms us into his image.
~ John Calvin

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February 11, 2018

1 John 3:11-15

BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BROTHERS

Eternal life is evidenced not only in a general love for all humankind, but in a particular love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. The authentic followers of Jesus Christ hunger for Christian fellowship. They do not give up meeting together, but delight to worship and pray together, and to talk together on spiritual topics, while their personal relationships with each other are marked by unselfish and caring love.
~ John Stott

 

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February 25, 2018

1 John 3:19-24

GOD IS GREATER THAN OUR HEART

To make sense and feeling the judges of our spiritual conditions, what is it but to make ourselves happy and miserable, righteous and unrighteous, saved and damned in one day, aye, one hour? What is it but to toss the soul to and fro, and to expose it to a labyrinth of fear and scruples?
~ Thomas Brooks

 

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March 11, 2018

1 John 4:4-8

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR

The love of God can only be finally understood and appreciated in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is what God has done in Him and through Him that ultimately reveals it all.
~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 

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March 25, 2018

1 John 4:13-16a

HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT 

Without the Holy Spirit, our minds are dark and our hearts cold. Only the Holy Spirit can enlighten our minds to believe in Jesus and warm our hearts to love God and each other. So believing and loving are evidence that His Spirit is at work in us.
~ John Stott

 

 

 

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April 15, 2018

1 John 5:1-5

THIS IS LOVE FOR GOD

Christ’s life secures the continuance of spiritual life to His people. They shall not fall away. They shall persevere unto the end. The divine nature of which they are partakers, shall not perish. The incorruptible seed within them shall not be destroyed by the devil and the world. Weak as they are in themselves, they are closely knit to an immortal Head, and not one member of His mystical body shall ever perish.

~ J.C. Ryle

 

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May 13, 2018

1 John 5:10-12

WHOEVER HAS THE SON HAS LIFE

Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another’s life, another’s death, I stake my whole eternity.
~ Horatius Bonar

 

 

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May 27, 2018

1 John 5:13-18

WE ARE IN HIM WHO IS TRUE

I am not what I ought to be — ah, how imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be — I abhor what is evil, and I would cleave to what is good! I am not what I hope to be — soon, soon shall I put off mortality, and with mortality all sin and imperfection. Yet, though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say, I am not what I once was; a slave to sin and Satan; and I can heartily join with the apostle, and acknowledge, “By the grace of God I am what I am.”
~ John Newton

 

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November 12, 2017

1 John 1:5-7

GOD IS LIGHT

If you are going to know fullness of joy, you must first of all be brought into the presence of God as He is; and God is light.

~ Harry Ironside

 

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November 26, 2017

1 John 2:1-3

HE IS THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS

A universal pardon is offered for the sins of the whole world, and enjoyed by those who embrace it.
~ John Stott

 

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December 10, 2017

1 John 2:7-11

A NEW COMMAND

Love is the badge by which the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ are known.
~ D.L. Moody
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December 24, 2017

1 John 2:15-17

DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD
We all profess that we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory: but is it any evidence that we really design it if all our thoughts are consumed about the trifles of this world, which we must leave behind us, and have only occasional thoughts of things above.
~ John Owen

 

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January 7, 2018

1 John 2:20-23

NO ONE WHO DENIES THE SON HAS THE FATHER

As Christ is the end of the law and of the gospel, and has in himself all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, so he is the mark at which all heretics level and direct their arrows.
~ John Calvin

 

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January 21, 2018

1 John 2:28-3:3

CHILDREN OF GOD

The truth of our Lord’s return is one of the most precious truths the Bible contains. It fills the heart of the believer with joy, and girds him with strength for the battle. It lifts him above the sorrows and fears and necessities and trials and ambitions and creed of the world and makes him in all things more than conqueror.
~ R.A. Torrey

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February 4, 2018

1 John 3:7-10

THE REASON THE SON OF GOD APPEARED

The devil is still busy doing his wicked works, but he has been defeated, and in Christ we can escape from his tyranny.
~ John Stott
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February 18, 2018

1 John 3:16-18

IN DEED AND TRUTH

Frequently, a Christian will not be called upon to give his life, or even risk it, for his fellows. But he will have frequent opportunity of showing his love in less exacting ways.
~ F.F. Bruce

 

 

 

 

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March 4, 2018

1 John 4:1-3

DO NOT BELIEVE EVERY SPIRIT

The Spirit of God always honors the Son of God.
~John Stott

 

 

 

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March 18, 2018

1 John 4:9-12

THE LOVE OF GOD

It cannot be emphasized too strongly that God’s love is the source, not the consequence, of the atonement. God does not love us because Christ died for us; Christ died for us because God loved us.
~ John Stott

 

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April 8, 2018

1 John 4:16b-21

GOD IS LOVE 

When our hearts are occupied with His wonderful love, we remember that He loved us when we were unlovely, and some of us are not very lovely now. We remember that He loved us when we were unlovable, and some of us are not very lovable yet. If He could love us when we were rebellious, and if that same love is now filling our hearts, we ought to be able to love those who are sinful and unkind and selfish. It is love triumphing over evil.

~ Harry Ironside

 

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May 6, 2018

1 John 5:6-9

THIS IS HE WHO CAME

As the sun can be seen only by its own light, so Christ can be known only by His own Spirit.
~ Robert Leighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 20, 2018

1 John 5:13-17

AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE

Someday when we get home to heaven, we will see that many of the prayers we thought God had not heard were answered in His own wonderful way.
~ Harry Ironside

 

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