• 1 John 3:4-6 | Practicing Righteousness

    Intro The start of chapter 3 makes it abundantly clear that John is address the true child of God who is enjoying the benefits of their relationship with God. As we noted last week in 2:28 John used    three words…

  • Romans 3:9-20 | We’re Bad; Good! 

    Intro You go in for a routine checkup and you think to yourself, “I’m in good shape, upright and mobile, know a lot of folks who can’t say that. Don’t drink, smoke, I exercise and watch my weight.” The Dr.…

  • 1 John 2:28-3:3 | What Manner of Love

    Intro Verse 2:28 is a bridge verse as the Apostle John links what he wants to write next with what he has been saying. So, this verse is a look backwards as well as a look forward. The point of…

  • 1 John 2:24-27 | Truth Verse False – Part III

    Intro We now move to the last part of Apostle John’s words on the self-test of WALKING IN TRUTH 2:18-27 Truth. In this section John has developed the teaching by breaking apart these verses three ways: Vs.18-21 Where we noted…

  • 1 John 2:20-23 | True Versus False – Part II

    Intro The Apostle John’s letter was addressing the greatest blessing in life…”fellowship with God”. His letter addresses what he had observed in the church and that was that it had to be more than intellectual agreement with truth…it had to…

  • Romans 2:17-29 | Like God, Like People?

    Intro In verse 11 Paul wrote to the moralist that with God there is no respecter of persons, but the religious Jew would be thinking, “That is true with moral and immoral Gentiles but not when compared with religious Jews!”…

  • 1 John 2:18-21 | True Versus False

    Intro The Apostle John’s letter was addressing the greatest blessing in life… “fellowship with God”. His letter addresses what he had observed in the church and that was that it had to be more than intellectual agreement with truth…it had…

  • Romans 2:1-16 | Games People Play

    Intro In chapter 1:18 Paul declared that the “wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men”. The moralist and the self-righteous would be quick to agree indicting the “obvious sinner”. In the 2nd chapter…