Contributed on Jan 16, 2007
In this introduction to 1 John we learn about John’s Mandate, John’s Message, and John’s motive in writing this letter.
Introduction: A. Today we begin a series of sermons on the little book of 1 John. 1. All Scripture is God-breathed and is therefore sacred, and powerful. 2. Whenever I begin a new study of a section of God’s Word, I am struck by two very strong emotions. 3. First, I experience a great sense of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2007
In this lesson we learn the right way to view our sins, and what God has done to maintain our fellowship with Him.
A. Good Morning! May God’s blessing and power be with every one of us this morning! 1. Praise Him for all He has done, for all He is doing, and for all He is going to do! Amen! B. We are just beginning a series on the book of 1 John that I’m calling Walking In The Light. 1. Last week we ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2007
To walk in obedience means to walk in love.
Introduction: A. The story is told about a groom, whom during the wedding rehearsal, approached the minister with an unusual offer. 1. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I’m to promise to ’love, honor and obey’ and ’forsaking all others, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
In this sermon we notice that John gives his readers both assurance and a warning.
Introduction: A. One day a group of 1st graders took a tour of a hospital. 1. The person who had guided them on the tour then opened it up for questions. 2. One little fellow asked, “How come the people who work here are always washing their hands?” 3. After the giggles had subsided, the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2007
This sermon deals with the reality of false teachers and how to safeguard ourselves from them.
A. How many of you remember the game show called “Truth or Consequences? 1. Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself, and later by Bob Barker. (This picture shows Edwards and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2007
Because we are in Christ we have tremendous privileges and possibilities.
A. How many of you can identify this building? What is it? You’re right…The Alamo. 1. More than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre complex known worldwide as "The Alamo." 2. Most come to see the old mission where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2007
In this section of 1 John, we are shown what love is. John gives us the negative example of Cain and the positive example of Christ.
Introduction: A. “Love, love, love, love, the Gospel in one word is love.” 1. It’s not only a catchy little song, it is the truth. 2. And that sums it up so well, doesn’t it? B. The Beatles released the hit song “All You Need Is Love” in July of 1967. 1. And even though we all know that “all ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2007
In 1 John 3:19-24, John tells us how we can have blessed assurance.
A. Last week we took a one week reprieve from our 1 John Series in order to review God’s commands and promises about giving. And I hope that lesson was a blessing to you! B. To get us started on today’s subject of assurance, I want to share an old story. 1. The story is told of a Lion who ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2007
John gave his readers to tests to determine the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. Every generation needs to continue to test the spirits to see if they are from God.
Introduction: A. How many of you enjoy ANAGRAMS? 1. What is an anagram? It is “a word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase.” 2. Here are a few that I thought you might enjoy. 3. DORMITORY = Dirty Room 4. THE MORSE CODE = Here Come Dots 5. SLOT MACHINES = ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2007
The most important thing for us to know and experience is the love of God. Once we know his love, we can pass it on to others.
A. Now for today’s lesson from 1 John… B. How many of you have heard about the book and movie called “The Secret”? 1. Here is some of the verbiage being used to advertise “The Secret”: “The Secret is released to the world! This ground-breaking feature length movie presentation reveals The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2007
John gives us four tests to see if we are spiritually on the right track.
Introduction: A. How many of you like or liked taking tests at school? B. There’s a story told about a college student who was taking the course in ornithology (or-nith-ology) which is a study of birds? 1. This class in ornithology had the reputation of being the most difficult class in the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2007
John ends his first letter with words of assurance for those who believe in Jesus. John points to five things we can know for certain.
Introduction: A. In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote this famous statement, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” 1. This past week we have witnessed the certainty of both. 2. Our taxes were due – and some of us even got a needed extension because of the weather. 3. And tragically, we all ...read more