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  • New Testament Reading Plan Week 37: 1 John 3–3 John

    1. First John 3:1 contains one of the clearest affirmations of who we are in relation to God. Take a few minutes to reflect on the dramatic emphasis the apostle John conveys here. You can even go word by word or phrase by phrase to let these words sink in. How remarkable it is that God shows us such great love! How shocking and gracious it is that the God of the universe calls us his children!
    2. One phrase in 1 John 4:8 is often taken from its context: “God is love.” As C. S. Lewis says in Mere Christianity, “All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God is love’. . . . Of course, what these people mean when they say that God is love is often something quite different: they really mean ‘Love is God’. They really mean that our feelings of love, however and wherever they arise, and whatever results they produce, are to be treated with great respect. Perhaps they are: but that is something quite different from what Christians mean by the statement ‘God is love’.” Reflect for a moment on the differences between those two phrases (“God is love” and “love is God”). How does 1 John 4 help you see God’s love more clearly? How might this understanding of God's love change shift how you love others?
    3. Our culture often thinks of love as a feeling: you’re either in love or you’re not—and if you’re not in love, there’s simply nothing to be done about it. Yet 1 John is clear on this point: love isn’t only a feeling, though our affections play an important role. Consider how John ties our faith and our love together in chapter 5:3–4. As you read through the rest of the chapter, remember how love is the motivation: it’s why God rescued us from sin, and now it’s why we obey his commands.
    4. Does 2 John seem like the Cliff’s Notes version of 1 John? To be certain, the apostle affirms some of the same themes from 1 John. Yet it’s still God’s living and active Word for us. Consider the specific encouragements and warnings in 2 John. What does John applaud in his readers? What does John warn against? Which sticks out to you today?
    5. Third John calls us to think about how we love and protect God’s people. How does John urge the Church to care for one another (vv. 5–8)? How does John model correction for false teachers (vv. 9–12)?

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      1. Do we know if Logos 8 software was updated to be supported by the new iMac software version Catalina?I'd rather not update my iMac until I know for sure there will be no big bug issues with Apple's new version.
        1. Thank you!
        2. Come on in - the Catalina water is fine. I've been running both Catalina Beta and Logos Beta - and as far as I can tell, everything works well. The only thing that I really would like to see is "Dark Mode" for Logos.
        3. Greg, that's a known issue. ;)
      2. New Testament Reading Plan Week 36: Titus 1–1 John 2

        1. After identifying himself as an apostle and servant of God, Paul addresses why he left Titus in Crete: to appoint elders in every city who live lives totally different than the Cretan culture. To assist Titus in this task, Paul provides qualifications for leaders (elders) in the church. What are the positive and negative qualifications (vv. 6–9)? Do you think these guidelines are important for today’s Church?
        2. Next, Paul discusses proper Christian conduct in Titus 2. What did he expect of older men and women (vv. 2–4)? What did he expect of younger men and women (vv. 4–6)? What did he expect of servants (vv. 9–10)? Why are believers to behave this way (vv. 8, 10–11)? Reflect on your own life. Where do you fall short in these areas?
        3. In the final chapter of Titus, Paul instructs Titus to remind believers of their duties toward those in authority—and humankind in general. How are believers to act (Titus 3:1–2), and what should motivate them (vv. 3–7)? 
        4. First John 1:1–5 and John 1:1–2 reveal a lot about Jesus. How do these two passages help you better understand the Father and the Sont? How does seeing God in this way teach us to see ourselves more clearly? (See vv. 6–9.) What’s the promise in these verses that encourages us?
        5. First John refers to Jesus as both our “advocate” (v. 2:1) and “the propitiation (atonement, or “covering”) for our sins (cf. Rom 3:25; Heb 9:5). John Piper writes, “[Jesus] stands before his Father in heaven, and every time we sin, he doesn't make a new propitiation. He doesn’t die again and again. Instead he opens his portfolio and lays the exhibits of Good Friday on the bench before the Judge. Photographs of the crown of thorns, the lashing, the mocking soldiers, the agonies of the cross, and the final cry of victory: It is finished.” Contemplate the significance of Jesus as your advocate in heaven who has once-for-all declared your sin forgiven. 
        1. How can I do a search for every question asked to Jesus in the New Testament?
          1. >What about I want to find God asked questions to any one. {Label Question} INTERSECTS {Speaker <Person God>} You can also mix and match speakers and addressees like this: {Label Question} INTERSECTS {Speaker <Person God>} INTERSECTS {Addressee <Person Satan>}
          2. @Phil Gons Thank you so much! God bless you!
          3. , my pleasure. Happy to help. Enjoy!
        2. Hello Logos/Faithlife folks! I'd like to agitate for a book to be added to the list of available resources, but I don't know the best way to go about it, so I'm doing it here. The book is called, "Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor". It's a short and very readable collection of essays, interacting with various ideas of Taylor's from his landmark book, "A Secular Age". For those without the time or stamina to read Taylor's book, this is a great summary of his thinking. https://www.amazon.com/Our-Secular-Age-Reading-Applying/dp/0692919996
          1. Thanks, Mark. Actually I did buy that one recently and have just made a start on it. I hope it is as good as the Gospel Coalition book.
          2. Thank you, , I really appreciate that. I know and really like GotQuestions, but I didn't know about BibleRef, I'll be sure to check it out.
        3. New Testament Reading Plan Week 35: 1 Tim 6–2 Tim 4

          1. In the first century Roman Empire, people were either slaves or free—a system central to the social and legal fabric of that time. For what reason does Paul urge Christian slaves to be respectful to their masters in 1 Timothy 6:1? Why does Paul urge Christians to be content (Gr. autarkeia, meaning “satisfaction with one’s circumstances”) in 1 Timothy 6:6–8 ? (Cf. Phil 4:11, 13.)
          2. In 2 Timothy 1, Paul writes in earnest exhorting believers toward steadfast service. What two things did Paul not want Timothy to be ashamed of (v. 8)? How did Paul instruct Timothy—and us too—to remain steadfast and loyal (vv. 13–14)? What can you glean from the example of Onesiphorus and how he exemplified Paul’s command (vv. 15–18, see also v. 8)? 
          3. In the next chapter, Paul shifts to an emphasis on endurance and diligence. What three types of people does Paul use to illustrate endurance in hardship (2 Tim 2:3–7)? Paul himself endured terrible suffering. Why was he willing to endure all things (v. 10)? In what areas of your life are you suffering—physically, spiritually, or relationally—and how might you shift your posture toward endurance? In other words, how might God use that suffering for his glory?
          4. From exhortations to steadfast service in chapters 1 and 2, Paul next discusses sound teaching and coming perilous times in chapter 3. During these perilous times, what three things will men love (vv. 2–4)? Do you see any of this in your own life? What was Timothy to continue (vv. 14–17)? What can you take from Paul’s exhortation to Timothy and incorporate into your life?  
          5. What does Paul say should motivate Timothy to be prepared to teach sound doctrine (teaching) at all times, even in the face of opposition? (2 Tim 4:1–8, specifically v. 1; cf. 3:1) The Greek word for sound teaching (2 Tim 4:3) refers to healthy teaching, and in this context, refers to what Timothy should preach—the “word of God” (Titus 1:9; 2:1). Paul’s words are not only a solemn charge to preachers and teachers, but to all believers. When does Paul say we should preach the word of God, and how (vv. 1–2)? Contemplate this for your own life, and consider what might need to change for you to be able to affirm you are doing what Paul is instructing.
          1. Does anyone know how to generate a personalised reading plan on your iPad without using your computer? I want to generate a reading plan for just 1 Kings to 2 Chroncles.
            1. Sorry, this can’t be done on mobile devices. if you do it in your computer, it should sync to your iPad
            2. Thanks for what I suspected was the case. But was hoping there was a way.
          2. New Testament Reading Plan Week 34: 1 Tim 1–5

            1. The book of 1 Timothy kicks off a segment of Scripture called the Pastoral Epistles (1–2 Timothy and Titus) because the letters’ audience was a pair of young pastors. Much of Paul’s instruction for pastors—and for all Christians, really—can be summed up in 1 Timothy 1:5. Of the four qualities Paul mentions, which is the most challenging for you and why? Which comes most naturally? Take some time to reflect on how Christ embodied each of these qualities perfectly, and ask God to help you grow in your love and care for others.
            2. After affirming the pastor’s call (v. 5), Paul reminds Timothy of the gospel message (1:12–17). The way he explains his horrible state before his conversion makes the grace he received appear even more glorious. What does Paul’s frankness about sin and salvation tell us about how a pastor ought to relate to God and to fellow sinners? How does Paul’s gospel explanation strike you as countercultural in our day, especially as it relates to celebrity pastors and influencers?
            3. What does Paul’s instruction on praying for political leaders in 1 Timothy 2:1–7 tell us about a Christian’s relationship with those outside the Church? What does Jesus’ role as mediator (a person who negotiates reconciliation between two parties in conflict) reveal about our mission in the world?
            4. Much of 1 Timothy 2–5 focuses on how Christians are to behave in God’s household (3:15). The passage includes how churches ought to care for widows, how men and women conduct themselves in the church, and even how to deal with spiritual warfare. Of the instructions Paul gives, which ones seem counterintuitive or unclear to you? If any of those verses make you uncomfortable or give you the urge to send them to someone, pause and reflect on what God is teaching you. Ask the Spirit to help you understand, and seek to use that passage to exercise 1:5—to love others with a pure heart, good conscience, and sincere faith.
            5. Paul also spends a good deal of time talking about what a church leader (pastor/elder or deacon) is and does. Take some time to list out the qualifications of each role, and compare the list to Titus 1:6–9. What sticks out to you? Have you sat under the teaching or leadership of any pastors, elders, or deacons who’ve done an excellent job exemplifying these qualities? If so, write them a short note thanking them for their faithfulness to God’s Word.