Sermon Series
  • 1. Jesus, The Hope Of The World

    Contributed on May 30, 2002
    based on 196 ratings

    1st in First John Series

    JESUS, THE HOPE OF THE WORLD 1 John 1:1-4 INTRO: In the letter of 1 John, John gives several keys as to why the book was written. One of the reasons for 1 John is to promote joy (1:4). The second reason he gives us this book is to prevent sin (2:1). In other words, that we might be more

  • 2. Fellowship With God

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 115 ratings

    2nd in First John Series

    FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD 1 John 1:5-7 INTRO: Today, I want to talk to you about fellowship with God. We would count it a great privilege if the President of the United States were to want to fellowship with us. We’d be honored. Yet the God of this universe, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords more

  • 3. What To Do With Your Sins

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    3rd in First John Series

    WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR SINS 1 John 1:8-2:2 INTRO: I think one of the most shocking things that comes to a new Christian is the realization that though he has been saved from his sins he is still a sinner. When you sin as a Christian the Devil will cause you to doubt that you’ve ever really more

  • 4. Three Tests For Salvation

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 514 ratings

    4th in First John Series

    THREE TESTS FOR SALVATION 1 John 2:3-11 INTRO: One of the main purposes of the book of 1 John is that you and I might come to know that we are truly children of God. To know that we are born again. The Bible plainly teaches that it is possible for a Christian to really and actually know he is more

  • 5. Are You Growing Up?

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 156 ratings

    5th in First John Series

    ARE YOU GROWING UP? 1 John 2:12-14 INTRO: We are going to talk about Christian growth today and the stages of progress and development in the Christian life. But there is one spiritual reality that is true about every member of the family of God. Your sins have been forgiven. The word more

  • 6. What In The World Is Worldliness?

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 186 ratings

    6th in First John Series

    WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WORLDLINESS? 1 John 2:15-17 INTRO: Very soon after you become a Christian you discover that the Christian life is not a playground, it is a battleground. You make the discovery that to live the Christian life is not a bed of roses, but that you have enrolled in an intense more

  • 7. Truth Or Consequences

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 95 ratings

    7th in First John Series

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES? 1 John 2:18-27 INTRO: John teaches us in these verses that we can either ground ourselves in the truth or suffer the consequences. It is important for us to understand the days we live in. ILLUS: I heard about an old farmer that had a grandfather clock that went more

  • 8. Confident At His Coming

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 57 ratings

    8th in First John Series

    CONFIDENT AT HIS APPEARING 1 John 2:28-29 INTRO: Vv. 28-29 form a bridge between the two main parts of 1 John. The first two chapters have to do with the theme of fellowship. The remaining three chapters have to do with sonship. So these two verses close out the first section and begin the more

  • 9. Reasons For Righteousness

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 244 ratings

    9th in First John Series

    REASONS FOR RIGHTEOUS LIVING 1 John 3:1-10 INTRO: Why should we live a life of righteousness and holiness? John gives some reasons why we should do that. In 1 John 3:1 the Bible says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God! more

  • 10. Satan Is Alive But Not Well

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 173 ratings

    10th in First John Series

    SATAN IS ALIVE BUT NOT WELL 1 John 3:8 INTRO: In recent years through magazines, movies and music there has been renewed emphasis on the subject of the devil and the powerful forces of evil which exist in our world. The secular press has noted a revival of interest in witchcraft, the occult more

  • 11. Where Love Cannot Be

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 68 ratings

    11th in First John Series

    WHERE LOVE CANNOT BE 1 John 3:11-18 INTRO: Love is the identifying mark of the children of God. The Lord Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” One of the early church fathers said about the early believers, “Behold, how they love more

  • 12. The Cure For An Accusing Heart

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    12th in First John Series

    THE CURE FOR AN ACCUSING HEART 1 John 3:19-24 INTRO: SIN can rob us of the enjoyment of God’s love. When we get sin in our hearts we’re not as open to that love of God as we ought to be. SATAN can rob us of the love of God. Satan wants to steal that awareness of God’s love from our hearts. more

  • 13. False Prophets And Faithful Priests

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    13th in First John Series

    FALSE PROPHETS AND FAITHFUL PRIESTS 1 John 4:1-6 INTRO: Here is a word of warning which the Lord God gives to us about the danger of false prophets. It is a warning from God that we are not to believe everything we hear even though it may come from supposedly Christian sources. ILLUS: more

  • 14. Love Is The Theme

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    14th in First John Series

    LOVE IS THE THEME 1 John 4:7-16 INTRO: There was a great theologian who came to the USA from England and was being interviewed by a group of seminary students. The question was asked, “What is the most profound thought that ever occupied your mind.” The answer was, “Jesus loves me this I know more

  • 15. Birthmarks Of A Believer

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 244 ratings

    15th in First John Series

    BIRTHMARKS OF A BELIEVER 1 John 5:1-5 INTRO: Were I to ask you if you are sure that you have been born physically you would think it a foolish question. Yet there are many people who are not sure that they have been born spiritually. There are certain characteristics that mark those that are more

  • 16. The Witness Of The Spirit

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    16th in First John Series

    THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT 1 John 5:6-13 INTRO: We are living in an age that is filled with doubt. Very few people have any certainty of any kind whatsoever. 1 John was written to give us assurance. The Bible says it is possible for us to know that we’re saved. In v. 6, we are told it is the more

  • 17. Boldness In Prayer

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 149 ratings

    17th in First John Series

    BOLDNESS IN PRAYER 1 John 5:14-15 INTRO: One of the areas where the Lord wants us to have boldness is in prayer. Notice that he mentions confidence, or boldness, along with the subject of prayer. Prayer and Bible study go together. When we read the Bible, God talks to us; when we pray, we more

  • 18. The Sin Unto Death

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 99 ratings

    18th in First John Series

    THE SIN UNTO DEATH 1 John 5:16-17 INTRO: Our text concerns a very unusual subject. The subject is “The Sin Unto Death.” The previous verses dealt with the great subject of prayer. John continues the theme of prayer and deals with a particular aspect of prayer. There are many facets of prayer, more

  • 19. These Things We Know

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    19th in First John Series (Final Message in Series)

    THESE THINGS WE KNOW 1 John 5:18-21 INTRO: The book of 1 John, as we have seen together, is the book of Christian certainty. God laid it upon the heart of John to write this little letter to every one of us so that we might never be in the dark about our salvation and to have a surety which more