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Bona Fide, Part 12: 1 John 5:1-12

16 March, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 12: 1 John 5:1-12

In case you haven’t figured it out, John is really trying to drive a couple of points down deep into the readers of this letter. He reiterates them, hits them from different angles. But he keeps coming back to the same

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Bona Fide, Part 11: 1 John 4:7-21

08 March, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 11: 1 John 4:7-21

“As He is, so also are we in this world.” We have been given the task of shining the light of God’s love into a dark world. But, do we know what that means? Do we know how we’re supposed to go about do

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Bona Fide, Part 10: 1 John 4:1-6

29 February, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 10: 1 John 4:1-6

There are a lot of sources of information that surround us on a daily basis. Have we stopped to consider if this is a source that should have input? What about all the different Christian sources that  are screaming for our

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Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:16-24

22 February, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:16-24

“Your walk talks and your talk talks, but your walk talks more than your talk talks.” We’ve heard the truth a thousand times. We can’t just love by our words, we have to love by our actions. Why do we

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Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:11-15

16 February, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:11-15

What was the big deal with Cain’s offering he made to God? Why wouldn’t God regard his offering in the same way He had regard for Abel’s sacrifice? And what does this say about us? How does our understanding

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Bona Fide, Part 7: 1 John 3:2-10

07 February, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 7: 1 John 3:2-10

No one who is in Christ makes a practice of sinning. Not only have we been set free from sin, but we have also died to it. Why would we keep going back to death? Why would we make payments on a loan when the balance has alrea

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Bona Fide, Part 5: 1 John 2:18-27

26 January, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 5: 1 John 2:18-27

What do we do with those who leave the church? Is there a difference between those who just leave to go to another church and those who leave for another teaching entirely? And what is this antichrist thing, and what does it

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Bona Fide, Part 4: 1 John 2:12-17

19 January, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 4: 1 John 2:12-17

For the first time in the book of 1 John we come to a point where John tells us not to love something. Up until now it’s been all about love. Love this, love that. But here, at a very critical juncture, John makes a bol

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Bona Fide, Part 3: 1 John 2:7-11

12 January, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 3: 1 John 2:7-11

Will the Bona Fide, authentic Christianity please stand up? How many churches do you pass by every day? For every church, there’s a different form of Christianity. What’s the true, authentic faith that we have bee

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Bona Fide, Part 2: 1 John 1:5-2:6

04 January, 2016

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide, Part 2: 1 John 1:5-2:6

Our relationships with one another are inundated with performance. When someone doesn’t perform in the way we think they ought to, we start to walk away from them. Our relationship with God is the same. We feel like we

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Bona Fide: 1 John 1:1-4

27 December, 2015

Post By : David Lindner

Bona Fide: 1 John 1:1-4

Bona Fide. What does it mean? It means genuine. Real. Authentic. The real deal. When it applies to our faith, what is the Bona Fide life we are called to lead? What is the real faith? Will the real Christianity please stand u

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