Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2010-10-05 ILC Chapel — Staying in God’s Word gives…

2010 Chapels -
Staying in God’s Word gives assurance that we are His.


Date : 2010-10-05
Speaker : Retired Professor Ron Roehl

1 John 2:3–11 (Listen)

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

The New Commandment

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because1 the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him2 there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.


[1] 2:8 Or that

[2] 2:10 Or it


Hymn: TLH 402, st. 1,2: O God, Forsake me Not Organ Audio

1. O God, forsake me not!
Thy gracious presence lend me;
Lead Thou Thy helpless child;
Thy Holy Spirit send me
That I my course may run.
Be Thou my Light, my Lot,
My Staff, my Rock, my Shield, —
O God, forsake me not!

2. O God, forsake me not!
Take not Thy Spirit from me
And suffer not the might
Of sin to overcome me.
Increase my feeble faith,
Which Thou Thyself hast wrought.
Be Thou my Strength and Power, —
O God, forsake me not!