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Fellowship with God (Life in Christ: Studies in I John #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Paperback, Special T4G Edition, 142 pages
Published 2012 by Crossway Books (first published 1993)
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Jonathan Sussex
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is a Great Book of Sermons from 1 John. There is a bit in the last chapter which says it is good to remind ourselves that every single heresy we can ever think of had been thought of probably before the end of the first century. There is nothing very modern or up to date in being heretical..
Jonathan Kelly
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This short book started out a bit more than I expected. Not exactly reading you want to do at night before bed. I don't know whether it was a dry section of book or I wasn't just into the subject matter when I started, but the last half was much more enjoyable.

Lloyd-Jones takes the reader through a commentary on 1 John chapter 1 in an effort to enlighten regarding true fellowship. It was an overused term back in his day and continues to be today. There are a few points he makes which will no do
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Aaron Downs
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this short book, Martyn Lloyd-Jones applies John's theology to practical, every-day life. He helps the reader understand that true joy only comes through fellowship with God, made possible by the blood of Jesus Christ. I really enjoyed reading this book, and would highly recommend it as a devotional guide when studying through 1 John 1, or for general reading.
Jacob O'connor
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
We live in turbulent times. Political antipathy. Racial rancor. Cultural strife. It's hard for the Christian to know how to help. I like Martin Lloyd Jones's observation "The Christian church has nothing to say to the world until it believes on Him". It's reminiscence of Paul's pledge in 1 Cor 2:2. There are a great many ways the church can sooth our troubled world; service, policy, encouragement, yet I'm persuaded with Lloyd-Jones. Whatever we do, it must be subordinate to the Gospel. We lose o ...more
Brian The Furnace Man
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first picked this book up I was unaware it was a commentary on 1 John. It is the first of five commentaries for that book.

Very insightful. However, I would always recommend performing your own exegesis of the text before consulting any commentary. Do not miss out on Gods revelation experienced through the work of the Holy Spirit while meditating on his word. After that it's always wise to consult a good commentary to make sure you have it correct. Especially if your intent is to teach ot
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Sally
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great exposition of the beginning of 1 John. Lloyd-Jones covers the essential doctrines of God's holiness, our sin, and the transference of believers from the kingdom of darkness to God's kingdom of light. We are changed and justified by Christ's blood. This was written in a very clear, practical, straightforward style, and would be accessible to anyone wanting to understand these truths. I found distressing his mention of people departing from the truth and twisting or misrepresenting the Bible ...more
Brittany Kauflin
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Classic Lloyd-Jones. Like many of his books, he pretty much covers everything, but focuses on the nature and experience of a Christian's fellowship with God. He covers erroneous understanding of fellowship with God and then walks you through what 1 John has to say on the subject. the book ends with a glorious couple of chapters on Christ and His centrality to our fellowship with God.

it's a good book. :)
Matthew
Amazing series of expositions on 1 John (the first in a 5-volume series). The chapter on the blood of Christ (and his discussion of justification and sanctification) alone is worth reading the whole book. Clear, practical, and doxological, Lloyd-Jones was simply a fantastic preacher of the bible, and that shows immensely in this book.
Joe
Dec 14, 2012 added it
Typical of Martin Lloyd Jones, excellent, spirit filled, and God honoring.
He clearly delineates between saved and unsaved and makes the main point of 1 John plain and the main point of his teaching.
Benjamin
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Great exegesis. Edifying.
David
Lloyd-Jones looks at 1 John in terms of how to have fellowship with God. Very readable. Not a theological treatise.
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David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London. Lloyd-Jones was strongly opposed to Liberal Christianity, which had become a part of many Christian denominations; he regarded it as aberrant. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Life in Christ: Studies in I John (5 books)
  • Walking with God
  • Children of God: Studies in First John
  • The Love of God (Life in Christ: Studies in 1 John, Volume 4)
  • Life in God