Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
And everyone will see him—
even those who pierced him.
and all the nations of the world
will mourn for him.
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Build each other up
in your most holy faith,
pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,
and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who will bring you eternal life.
In this way,
you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
…the Son of God has come,
and he has given us understanding
so that we can know the true God…
…keep away from anything
that might take God’s place in your hearts.
1 John 5:20-21
…who can win this battle against the world?
Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
1 John 5:5
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Whoever has the Son has life;
whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
1 John 5:12
Everyone who believes
that Jesus is the Christ
has become a child of God.
And everyone who loves the Father
loves his children, too.
1 John 5:1
…perfect love expels all fear.
If we are afraid,
it is for fear of punishment,
and this shows we have not fully experienced
his perfect love.
1 John 4:18
…God is love,
and all who live in love
live in God,
and God lives in them.
And as we live in God,
our love grows more perfect.
So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment,
but we can face him with confidence
because we live like Jesus here in this world.
1 John 4:16-17
All who confess that Jesus
is the Son of God
have God living in them,
and they live in God.
1 John 4:15
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God showed us how much he loved us
by sending his one and only Son into the world
so that we might have eternal life through him.
This is real love—
not that we loved God,
but that he loved us and sent his Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
1 John 4:9-10