Contributed on Jun 1, 2015
The first letter of John was written to Christians to help them have joy, overcome sin, recognize false teachers, and to be assured of their eternal life. To do that, believers had to recognize the reality of Jesus and a relationship with Him.
Get Real! 1 John 1:1-10 Slide Have you ever witnessed people who appeared to be pretenders in the Christian faith? Their words don’t match what they say they say they believe Or Maybe what they say they believe doesn’t match what the Bible says, yet they say they are ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
Often in this life, people tend to not want to talk about the bad things we have done in our life. We like to forget about them and pretend they never happened. While we do want to put those behind us, we need to be honest about them if we are going to truly be free to move forward.
Be Honest 1 John 1:8-2:11 Be honest with yourself about sin (1:8) Be honest with God about sin (1:9-10) Be honest about the Remedy for sin (2:1-2) Be honest with yourself about your relationship with God (2:3-11) Test yourself (2:3) Test your Actions Test your ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2015
After talking ab out being honest about our sin, John seeks to encourage Christians at the various stages of their Christian walk
Be Encouraged Slide Intro Have you ever had a multigenerational family portrait taken? Sometimes people have them taken at weddings. Slide I find it interesting to look at those types of family portraits. You get to see all the generations of a family and imagine somewhat what they ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2015
Who do you love and how can you tell?
Who Do you Love? – How can you tell? When you love the world, you believe the lies of the world… Believeing that feeding your physical desires will bring life Believing that feeding your visible desires will bring life Believing that feeding your prideful desires will bring ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2015
Truly loving others requires that we have the right view of God and who He is. Understanding the God is Love helps us to love when we keep focused on Him. How has God demonstrated that He is love and what transformations should we see in our lives.
Living in the Light of a God who is Love 1 John 4:7-5:5 God is Love (4:7-8, 16) Because God is Love, He sent His Son as a Sacrifice for us (4:9-11) Because God is Love, He sent His Spirit to Live in us (4:12-16) God’s love in us produces Confidence and eliminates Fear ...read more