Posts with the category “the-little-letters”

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The Little Letters - End of Week 5
July 22nd, 2023
INTROThe following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.OPENWho is someone ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 34
July 21st, 2023
13 I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to write it with pen and ink. 14 For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.15 Peace be with you.John wants to be there. He want...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 33
July 20th, 2023
12 Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.This is a classic redirect! He went from admonishing Gaius to n...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 32
July 19th, 2023
11 Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not kno...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 31
July 18th, 2023
9 I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us. 10 When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusa...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 30
July 17th, 2023
5 Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. 6 They have told the church here of your loving friendshi...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 29
July 16th, 2023
1 This letter is from John, the elder.I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.2 Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong i...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - End of Week 4
July 15th, 2023
WEEK 4 - SMALL GROUP STUDY GUIDE The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in a...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 27
July 14th, 2023
12 I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to do it with paper and ink. For I hope to visit you soon and talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete. 13 Greetings from the child...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 26
July 13th, 2023
2 John 10-11 10 If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. 11 Anyone who encourages such peop...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 25
July 12th, 2023
2 John 1:7 I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not l...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 24
July 11th, 2023
5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. 6 Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 23
July 10th, 2023
4 How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.The elder really begins this epistle with encouragement. As well, he gives a s...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 22
July 9th, 2023
1 This letter is from John, the elder.I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the truth—as does everyone else who knows the truth— 2 because the truth lives in us and will ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - End of Week 3
July 8th, 2023
WEEK 3 - SMALL GROUP STUDY GUIDE The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in a...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 20
July 7th, 2023
1 John 5:13-21 13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anythin...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 19
July 6th, 2023
1 John 5:6-12 6 And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confi...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 18
July 5th, 2023
1 John 5:1-5 1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. 2 We know we love God’s children if we love God and o...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 17
July 4th, 2023
1 John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17 And as we live in God, our love grows mor...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 16
July 3rd, 2023
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is lo...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 15
July 2nd, 2023
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2 ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - End of Week 2
July 1st, 2023
WEEK 2 - SMALL GROUP STUDY GUIDE The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in a...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 13
June 30th, 2023
1 John 3:21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.23 And...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 12
June 29th, 2023
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we sta...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 11
June 28th, 2023
1 John 3:16 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 10
June 27th, 2023
1 John 3:11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 9
June 26th, 2023
1 John 3:7-10–7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. 8 But when people keep on sinning, ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 8
June 25th, 2023
1 John 3 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they d...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - End of Week 1
June 24th, 2023
WEEK 1 - SMALL GROUP STUDY GUIDE The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in a...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 7
June 24th, 2023
1 John 2:15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasur...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 6
June 23rd, 2023
7 Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before....  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 5
June 22nd, 2023
1 John 2:1  My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is t...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 4
June 21st, 2023
8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 3
June 20th, 2023
John 1:8-10–8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse ...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 2
June 19th, 2023
1 John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in sp...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Day 1
June 18th, 2023
1 John 1:1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. 2 This one w...  Read More
by Timothy Gillespie
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The Little Letters - Introduction
June 17th, 2023
We have just come off a tricky series regarding the Deconstruction of our faith. So it might behoove us to spend a little time in Scripture, studying from some books that dealt with conflict, unity, a...  Read More
by Charissa Roxas

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