The Art of Abiding – a study of 1 John

July 8, 2014  - By Gretchen Saffles

Good Morning, Sisters! I am beyond excited to begin studying 1 John with you tomorrow! It is my deepest joy to grow in our love for Christ together through the study of His Word. Through the years, I have learned that there is no substitute for God’s Word. No book can ever compare to God’s holy love letter written to us. We meet with Him when we study His Word. We hear Him when we read Scripture. We receive guidance when we memorize His truth. We find hope when we trust in His promises. The Word of God alive, never-failing, unfading, endures forever, has power to change us, is sharper than a two-edged sword and captivates our hearts (Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 40:8, 1 Thessalonians 2:13) By it we are saved and by it we are moved. I pray that as we study 1 John, God would do a miraculous work in each of our hearts. 

You can grab your reading guide for the entire book here: 1 John Study Guide. Each day  (Monday – Friday), we will read through the passage and study it to glean everything we can from it! (If you don’t know how to study the Bible, read this post on “Drinking Deep from the Well” of God’s Word for ideas!) I will post a short devotional on the blog each morning as well as a picture with truth on Instagram. I would LOVE to hear what you are learning from your study as well! Let’s share what God is teaching us to encourage each other and grow in truth together. 

Here are a few ways you can participate:

  • Keep up with the blog posts each day and leave a comment with what you are learning!
  • Share what you are learning on Instagram or Twitter using these hashtags to keep everyone together: #LLB1John #lifelivedbeautifully  and #givemeJesusjournal if you are using one. 🙂
  • Comment below with your email and sign up for the LLB updates! I will not send daily emails through the updates, but if you comment with your email I will send a link to the blog post when it is up. Some people like to have an email reminder, but others like to just visit the blog in their free time. 🙂

Your homework for today is to read the entire book of 1 John out loud. Yes, out loud. You can read it throughout the day or in one sitting. You can also read it tomorrow morning. As you read and listen, write down repeated words and phrases. I did this yesterday and was amazed at what God revealed to me! Trust me, there is power in reading and hearing God’s Word!

Excited to embark on this adventure with you!

standing in grace,

Gretchen

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  1. Kmth04@aol.com says:

    Llb updates please!

  2. Karen says:

    Llb updates please!

  3. faithful2Him55@yahoo.com says:

    Looking forward to going deeper in the Word with you!

  4. Faith says:

    Looking forward to going deeper in the Word with you!

  5. jburdette25@gmail.com says:

    jburdette25@gmail.com
    Sign me up for e-mail updates to the LLB blog!! Look forward to this next study with you of John 1!!! 😉

    Jenn

  6. Jennifer Burdette says:

    jburdette25@gmail.com
    Sign me up for e-mail updates to the LLB blog!! Look forward to this next study with you of John 1!!! 😉

    Jenn

  7. jenndell328@aol.com says:

    An email reminder is just what I need to keep me accountable! Thanks!
    Jenndell328@aol.com

  8. Jenn Dell says:

    An email reminder is just what I need to keep me accountable! Thanks!
    Jenndell328@aol.com

  9. jenndell328@aol.com says:

    I would love to be on your email list to keep my accountable for this!
    jenndell328@aol.com

    <3

  10. Jenn Dell says:

    I would love to be on your email list to keep my accountable for this!
    jenndell328@aol.com

    <3

  11. mastephens7@gmail.com says:

    Just discovered your website! I’m excited to for this study and to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ! Thank you for being so passionate about bringing others into a deeper relationship with Him!
    I would love updates!

    • gretchen.saffles@gmail.com says:

      Thank you Molly!! I am glad to “meet” you! I signed you up for the updates! You should have received one today. 🙂 So excited to study with you!

  12. Molly Stephens says:

    Just discovered your website! I’m excited to for this study and to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ! Thank you for being so passionate about bringing others into a deeper relationship with Him!
    I would love updates!

    • gretchensaffles says:

      Thank you Molly!! I am glad to “meet” you! I signed you up for the updates! You should have received one today. 🙂 So excited to study with you!

  13. Yes please sign me up for daily emails 🙂 thank you!!

  14. Yes please sign me up for daily emails 🙂 thank you!!

  15. Brenwrightmail@yahoo.com says:

    Sign me up! I am looking forward to the 1 John study. Thank you Gretchen

    • gretchen.saffles@gmail.com says:

      Hi Brenda! I signed up this morning! 🙂 Let me know if you weren’t able to receive an email. Excited to study 1 John!

  16. Brenda says:

    Sign me up! I am looking forward to the 1 John study. Thank you Gretchen

    • gretchensaffles says:

      Hi Brenda! I signed up this morning! 🙂 Let me know if you weren’t able to receive an email. Excited to study 1 John!

  17. vickivangundy@yahoo.com says:

    Great study Gretchen, can you send a link to my email from your blog post. Thanks!

  18. Vicki Van Gundy says:

    Great study Gretchen, can you send a link to my email from your blog post. Thanks!

  19. Lolly215@gmail.com says:

    I would love to be included in the emails! Thanks 🙂

  20. Lauren says:

    I would love to be included in the emails! Thanks 🙂

  21. debbiebell.0119@gmail.com says:

    I would love an email reminder too.

  22. Debbie says:

    I would love an email reminder too.

  23. nurse.shannan@yahoo.com says:

    I would love your email updates & look forward to growing in Gods Word.

  24. Shannan Harris says:

    I would love your email updates & look forward to growing in Gods Word.

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