A Heart at Rest: from Condemnation to Confidence

April 13, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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Love Is Essential

April 6, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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Whose Child Are You? The Marks of a True Christian

March 30, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Ben Stritesky.

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.

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God’s Forever Children: Motivated to Be Like Jesus

March 23, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

(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).

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Standing Firm in Confusing Times

March 16, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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Godly Living in and Ungodly World

March 9, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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The Love Test

March 2, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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Being Sure We Know God

February 23, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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What to Do When You Sin

February 16, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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True Believers: People of the Light

February 9, 2014 | Series: 1 John. Scripture: 1 John. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

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.

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