Sermon Series
  • 1. No Ipod Jesus

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    John argues against a "download the parts you like" Jesus. Jesus is divine and human. He is real, we cannot decide who he is, we can only discover who he is.

    1 John Series September 10, 2006 Introduction 1 John 1:1-4 When Pam and I were first married, we had an extended honeymoon traveling in the west of Canada. When we were in Vancouver we heard about the Stein Valley Festival, which was this 3 day rock and roll, environmentalist, native more

  • 2. Living In The Light - Get Real

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    John calls us to live open lives

    1 John 1:5-2:3 Living in the Light - Get Real Last week I talked about two streams of thought about Jesus that have some similarities to groups that the apostle John was having to deal with. I think these streams are best represented today by people like Dan Brown & his novel, the Da Vinci more

  • 3. In Or Out?

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    John gives us 2 proofs so that we can know we are Christians

    1 John 2:3-11 October 1, 2006 In or Out? We’ve been looking at The Apostle John’s first letter to the church, and we’ll continue to look at it throughout the fall. John is writing to an embattled church. There has been a group in the church who have been teaching that Jesus wasn’t more

  • 4. Blessings Of Christians Of All Vintages

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007

    John encourages the downtrodden church

    1 John 2:12-17 October 15, 2006 The last time I preached from 1 John 2, I mentioned that John was writing to a church that was bruised and broken and possibly full of self doubt and doubt about their own faith and belief. He tries to encourage them by commending their faith and showing more

  • 5. Do Not Love This World

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    We can’t obbsess over stuff and love God both.

    1 John 2:15-17 October 29, 2006 Do Not Love this World Alpha Ad – Is there more to life than this? Two weeks ago I preached from 1 John 2:12-14 that gives this great encouragement to us… Read 12-14 I talked about how we can read this message as a message to new Christians, mature more

  • 6. Believe In Jesus Christ

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007

    We know we are Christians because we believe in Jesus Christ

    1 John 2:18-27 November 5, 2006 Believe in Jesus Christ If you’ve been part of this series, you know that John is writing to a church that has had it’s share of troubles. There was a group that was in the church that started to believe and teach against the Christian understanding of more

  • 7. God's Love & Our Response

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    We respond to God’s extravagant love with holiness

    1 John 2:28-3:10 November 12, 2006 God’s Love & Our Response God’s Great Love Prodigal Son – tell story Justice = You made your own bed, now you can sleep in it, leave and never come back. What have you done in your life that God should just cut you off for? Grace = you can come more

  • 8. Do Not Hate, But Instead, Love One Another

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    1 John 3:11-18 Last week we looked at the previous passage that used very strong language to lalk about God’s over-the-top love for us and our response to that love being holiness and obedience. He ends with the verse “Those who do not what is right are not God’s children; nor are those who do more

  • 9. No Condemnation

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007

    How to recover from a condemning heart

    1 John 3:19-24 November 26, 2006 No Condemnation Parable of Pharisee and Tax-Collector – Luke 18:9-14 – there must be something other than either arrogance before God, or a feeling of worthlessness. 1 John 3:19 says “This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our more

  • 10. Discerning Spirits

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2007
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    Our culture tells us that if something is spiritual, it is "good." John tells us we have to discern the spirits

    18 John 4:1-6 January 21, 2007 Discerning Spirits Intro – Franklin episode where they are searching for a talisman to cure his Grandmother. The question in the show is whether the talisman will actually cure the grandmother or whether it is just superstition and not real. There was no more

  • 11. God's Love And Our Love

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2007
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    Love is the core of our faith

    1 John 4:7-21 January 28, 2007 God’s Love and Ours John is coming to the end of his letter & it is this point that he brings it all together. You remember that he is arguing with a group who has left the church that we call proto-Gnostics. These people believed that we are saved, not more

  • 12. … So That You May Know That You Have Eternal Life.

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2007

    John’s concluding words tells us how we have eternal life through Christ, and what we should do with that life.

    1 John 5:13-21 February 11, 2007 … so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the last sermon in 1 John. John ends the letter by telling us why he wrote it. He does the same in the gospel of John. In the last verse of the Gospel he says: “But these are written that you more

  • 13. Proof For Your Faith

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2007
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    Have you ever wondered if you have it right?

    1 John 5 February 4, 2007 Proof for your Faith Do you every wonder if all this Christianity stuff is right and true? Do you ever think, maybe I’ve got it all wrong and I should be following something else, or just getting on with the life of making money and putting food on the more