Resources on 1 John

Chapter 5

How to know you’re ready for eternity
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 27, 2020

When Sir William Ramsay was executed in 1683, the English patriot took his watch out of his pocket, gave it to his doctor on his way to the gallows, and said, “Here, take my timepiece. I have no need of it now, for I am dealing with eternity.” 

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Finding power in your faith to overcome
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 22, 2019

I remember when I was growing up in our little church in Arkansas, I would always look forward to those four times a year when we received Sunday school quarterlies for kids. In them, they had all kinds of activities and coloring pages for kids to learn about the Bible.

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Chapter 1

Experiencing True Joy
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 13, 2019

When the Apostle John wrote this letter so long ago, he was very concerned that we experience the reality of Jesus Christ in our lives and the joy that He gives.

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Where to find eternal life
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 20, 2018

What is eternal life? Well, that may sound like an easy question. You might quickly reply, “It’s when you go to heaven after you die.” And you’d be at least partly right.

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Chapter 2

Jesus is your advocate.
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 16, 2018

Has the devil ever tried to “re-try” you for a past sin? The enemy just loves to bring up sins that we’ve confessed to God. He’ll say things to us like, “You can’t be forgiven. There’s no hope for your sin!” 

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Chapter 4

Get your heart in the game
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 2, 2018

Each of us has giants in our lives. You and I know that. So the question is, “Are you going to slay those giants or let them hold you hostage?” 

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Chapter 3

There’s power in the blood!
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 2, 2018

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
— 1 John 3:8
How would it impact your life to know that Satan is a defeated foe? Well, he is defeated! But you can be sure that the devil doesn’t want you to know it. And he’s not just defeated in the future; he’s defeated right now! You and I know this because of what Jesus did on the cross.
Now listen closely. There’s something important you need to understand about Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus wasn’t a victim of Satan; he went to the cross willingly. And Satan was not just running around doing whatever he wanted. God allowed Satan to put crucifixion in the hearts and minds of men in order to fulfill the plan of salvation.
And so, as Jesus was dying and cried out, "It is finished!" Satan thought, "Ha! He’s the one who’s finished.” And hell and its minions had a holiday. But three days later, the earth rumbled, the stone rolled away, and Jesus was raised from the dead!
The gap between a Holy God and sinful man was forever bridged through the blood of Jesus. Satan is defeated and victory is yours!
Now, Satan wants you to believe, "You're a sinner and you deserve hell!"
But God says, "You are mine. You are saved by the blood of the Lamb. You deserve heaven!"


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By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2015