1 John 3:19-24
John encourages us to seek a heart that’s confident of God’s love and complete forgiveness through the cross of Christ, and leave behind a heart condemned by unforgiven sin or a needlessly guilty conscience.
1 John 3:19-24
1 John 3:11-18
In today’s Scripture text from 1 John 3:11-18, we learn that agape love is essential to the believer. Christ displays this love, and our conversion to Christ enables our love, and God demands our love expressed in practical action, and not just in words.
1 John 3:4-10
In today’s message, John gives the marks of a true Christian, who has experienced a life-changing spiritual birth, and who exhibits Christ-like characteristics.
(Note: Audio is unavailable for this sermon.) God’s forever children are encouraged to be like Jesus by our duty (to demonstrate conversion), dignity (as God’s loved children), and destiny (of sharing the glory of Christlikeness).
1 John 2:18-27
To stand firm in the truth of God’s Word in these confusing times requires an awareness of antichrists (with their false teaching), an anointing of the Spirit of Truth, and a constant abiding with the Father and Son.
1 John 2:12-17
(Note: Only the first 17 minutes of the sermon were recorded.) John reminds us of our identity as God’s children, with our various stages of spiritual growth; and warns us against the downward pull of the fallen world, in which we live as God’s faithful witnesses, living godly lives in an ungodly world.
1 John 2:7-11
John gives “the love test,” which challenges us to examine the reality of our salvation by the evidence of our love for God and others.
1 John 2:3-6
Knowing God personally is critically different from knowledge about God, and knowing God personally gives the evidence of the indwelling life of God in the believer.
1 John 2:1-2
(Sermon audio is unavailable for this message.) When we as believers sin (whether in thought, word, action, or omission), we must realize the reality of sin (what it is and does), and our relationship with Christ, who is our Helper and has solved our sin problem, and has transformed us from habitual sinners to God’s dear children, his saints who desire to overcome sin’s power.
1 John 1:5-10
True believers have seen the Light, Jesus Christ, by an experience of life-changing conversion; and true believers keep on walking in the Light, demonstrating a personal relationship with Christ, enjoying fellowship with God’s people, freedom from sin’s power, and have received a calling to spread the light of Christ in our sphere of influence.