Author Archives: St. John Studies

God Knows the Truth…

September 16, 2021 is when I began commenting on Chapter Five of John Stott’s book Basic Christianity.  The Chapter concerns itself with the “Fact and Nature of Sin” and several pages are devoted to the Ten Commandments.  As I have … Continue reading

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A Special Message…

From David and Susan Carter to anyone who happens on to St. John Studies… Have a Happy Thanksgiving… It is a holiday but it is also a day when I post. I will be commenting on commandment six of the … Continue reading

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Honor Them and Enjoy Long Life!!!!

John Stott* states that the Fifth Commandment is categorized as one of the commandments that concerns our duty to God [the first five].  Some people may wonder about that since “Honor Your Father and Mother” seems to be about our … Continue reading

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“I’m Glad I Went…”

“Sunday is a ‘holy’ day, set apart for God.  It is the Lord’s day, not our day.  It is therefore to be spent in His way, not in ours, for His worship and service and not just for our selfish … Continue reading

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The Third Commandment

Yahweh is a precious word to the Hebrews. Yahweh is the Hebrew word that means God and is often spelled YHWH [without the vowels].  This is meant to discourage man from saying God’s name which was an act of respect, … Continue reading

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Commandment One and Two…The Difference

“I am the Lord your God, you shall not make for yourself a graven image.” “I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before Me.” The first statement is commandment number two; the second statement is … Continue reading

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Guardrail Number One

One of the “elder statesmen” in my adult Sunday school class has touted the idea recently that human beings need guardrails.  He has borrowed this idea from Pastor Andy Stanley [founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries in Georgia … Continue reading

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THE STANDARDS…

“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.  Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow His ways. You have laid … Continue reading

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Here are My questions about Sin…*

Some of the readers of this blog may have seen a few references in some of my posts to my being “born-again.”  Most Christians know what that means.  When a person comes to believe in Jesus Christ and knows enough … Continue reading

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Picking Me Up and Dusting Me Off…

Recently, on September 16, the topic on this blog was sin and how Christians seem to be obsessed with it.*  All Christians know sin is real and we know we need to admit that it is real in our lives … Continue reading

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