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Best Of: Why 1 John Will Challenge How You Approach Bible Study

April 15, 2024
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While Nicole is on a break, we're replaying some of your favorite episodes from the archives. Be sure to grab a copy of Nicole's latest book Not What I Signed Up For!

This short letter is rich, deep, and will challenge how we have looked at Bible study so far. This pastoral letter, written by an older Christian, encourages us toward assurance and confidence in our faith.

As we begin to open this letter, remember that this letter has a tone of fellowship, joy, and blessing.

Big Overview of the Letter:
Circular themes of true doctrine, obedient living, fervent devotion

Walking through 1 John 1 with the Alive Method:

1. What does it say?
Themes of light/darkness, cleansing, sin

2. What’s the back story?

Connection back to the gospel of John

Circular themes--keep a list of questions

3. What does it mean?

There is a process to forgiveness

There is a path to our righteousness

4. What does it mean for me?

The practice of confession

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Nicole Unice is a Bible teacher, author, and passionate communicator who delights in bringing God’s Word to life in a personal and relevant way. Her training as a counselor informs her work, as she emphasizes the importance of facing our own reality and embracing the transforming power of God’s grace. Nicole is ordained as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Her latest book, “Help, My Bible is Alive” is a 30-day experience designed to help people experience God through the Bible.

Nicole has spent twenty years serving the local church, first in student ministry (where she’s never lost her love of a great group game) and then leading start-ups of all kinds, from leadership development to capital campaigns. She now teaches and consults with churches and ministries to strengthen their stories and cut through confusion to discover the next right steps for success.
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