From Pastor Perry

10/14/2018 1 John 5:18-21

1 John 5:18-21

That You May Know

18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. [1]


Knowing that we have eternal life in Jesus gives us confidence to ask for anything, and we can be certain that we shall receive what we ask according to God’s will, especially when we pray for our brother for Jesus’ sake. All wrongdoing is sin, and any sin could lead to death if not for the Righteous One, Jesus Christ, who cleanses us from all sin by His blood. Not only can we be confident of our own forgiveness in Him who is the genuine Savior and the true God, but we can also pray even for our brother who sins and be certain that God desires his repentance and life because of Jesus.


I pray: Son of God, protect us from the evil one, and keep us from every idol. Amen.[2]

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), 1 Jn 5:18–21.

[2] Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2182.

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"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

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