Contributed on Jul 23, 2007
Knowing Christ gives us confidence in experiencing God both today and at the 2nd coming.
An Incarnational, Missional People “Becoming Confident & Hopeful” 1 John 2:28-3:3 A few years ago Billy Graham was honored in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Billy Graham is in his eighties and suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He agreed to respond briefly at the end of this great ...read more
Contributed on Jul 29, 2007
It is obvious if we are born of God because we live the right way and love others well.
An Incarnational, Missional People “Becoming Consistent & Consecrated” 1 John 3:4-10 William Willimon used to be the dean of the chapel at Duke University. "One day he received a phone call from a very irate father. The father exploded on the other end of the line, telling Willimon furiously, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2007
Loving others well is the chief evidence that one is a Christ follower.
An Incarnational, Missional People Becoming Loving & Sacrificial 1 John 3:11-24 Is there enough evidence to convict you of being a Christ-follower? Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew was on the bench in April when Eric Hine, 43, of Cincinnati, came before him on a charge of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2007
Discerning what is of God and who is of God is the responsibility of every Christ follower.
An Incarnational, Missional People “Becoming Discerning & Wise” 1 John 4:1-6 How do you feel about tests? Some people like tests and the challenge of proving themselves or showing what they know. Most of us don’t like tests for the fear of looking foolish or ignorant. Recently a college ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2007
Taking relational risks to love others well results in our having confidence in facing the day of judgment.
An Incarnational, Missional People “Becoming Fearless & Risky” 1 John 4:7-21 Patrick Henry Hughes is 18 years old. He was born without eyes and without the ability to straighten his arms and legs and consequently cannot walk. Despite these circumstances Patrick has overcome these limitations ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2007
Painting a picture of what it looks like to be full of faith (faithful) with the acrostic "CHRISTIAN" based upon the text.
An Incarnational, Missional People “Becoming Full of Faith” 1 John 5:1-21 This past week I heard a pastor describe an experience that I think many pastors have experienced. The pastor had a 90 year old church member who was a godly man, lying in a hospital bed dying. This old saint had lived a ...read more