Sermons on 1 John

Responding To God’s Love

35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as…

The Blood of Christ

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. (Luke 22:20) But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)…

The Fullness of Joy

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) 20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.…

Frequently Asked Questions

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (Galatians 6:7) “Even now,” declares the Lord,     “return to me with all your heart,     with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart     and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God,     for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love,…

What The Church Does: Love God First

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with…

The Stronghold of Materialism

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) “No one…

The Stronghold of Bitterness

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)   This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship…

Slowing Down to Hear the Lord

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.…