Contributed on Feb 15, 2007
The sign that we are a Christian is that we obey His word.
The Sign of a Christian Text: 1 Jn. 2:3-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: Despite the "Do Not Touch" signs, a museum was having no success in keeping patrons from touching--and soiling--priceless furniture and art. But the problem evaporated overnight when a clever museum employee ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2007
God gives us permission not to love the world because who ever loves the world cannot love God.
God’s Permission Not to Love Text: 1 Jn. 2:15-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: There’s a story about a wealthy Christian who somehow got obsessed with the idea of taking some of his wealth to heaven. Now he knew the Bible clearly teaches that you can’t take it with you. But so obsessed ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2007
There are many antichrists and we protect ourselves from they by hold to the teachings of Scripture.
Warnings For the Last Days Text: 1Jn. 2:18-27 Introduction 1. Illustrations: The movie world seems to be obsessed with the end of the world. There has been a steady stream of films coming out of Hollywood around the theme of end time events and takeoffs on the book of Revelation. Films ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2007
We must put to the test what we hear to determine if it is from God.
Putting It To The Test Text: 1 Jn. 4:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: As the Union Pacific Railroad was being constructed, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the West. Wanting to test the bridge, the builder loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2007
True Christians must pass the test of believing, obeying, and conquering.
Passing the Test Text: 1 Jn. 5:1-5 Introduction 1. Illustration: There is a story is a guy taking a class in ornithology, the study of birds. The teacher has a reputation for being extremely difficult, so this guy studies his brains out for the final. He comes the classroom feeling ...read more