Daily Archives: October 2, 2019
Join us in October as we do a 31-day theme study in God’s promises from the Bible. Shannon from the Sweet Blessings blog put this reading plan together. Check it out HERE.
You can join us in this study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Feel free to share your SOAP in the comments too! Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We are excited to be starting our 5th year of the Discover One Thing online study!
Scripture: 1 John 1:7-10 (Context vs. 5-10)
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
7 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 sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
In Fellowship With Others | Rebecca Hoyt
1 John 1:7-10
My bible notes say that the life of an unbeliever is characterized by lying. The life of a Christian results in fellowship with other believers and cleansing from sin through Jesus’ blood. Cleanses is in the perfect tense, indicating that the cleansing is a completed action with continuing results.
The word fellowship suggests that a group, corporately or with each possessing an equal part, has joint ownership of something. In this instance, all believers are equal heirs of heaven. The fellowship that believers have with one another requires their own respective individual fellowship with God. We just celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary with lots of friends and family my parents have known for many years. It was at my parents’ church and it was fun seeing so many people my parents have gone to church and bible study with over the years, and my choir leader and piano player were there.
Dear Lord, thank You that my family got to be in fellowship with one another this weekend and that we got to see people we haven’t seen in years. Thank you for all the people you put in each of our lives. Amen
The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.