• 1 John 5:6-10 | THE FACT of Faith – Part II

    Intro As I stated last week the Apostle John finishes this letter with a summation of what he has been writing. His topic was that of Fellowship with God through New Birth. This condition wasn’t unknown to humanity as we…

  • 1 John 5:6-10 | THE FACT of faith – Part I

    Intro As we are nearing the end of this letter John revisits the truths that were placed upon his heart by the Holy Spirit. The point of the letter was to convey the greatest event that can happen upon any…

  • 1 John 5:1-5 | The Bible is a Love Letter

    Intro This morning we shall take a bit of a more detailed look at these first 5 verse of the 5th chapter of 1st John. The apostle John had at this point in life looked back at what he believed…

  • 1 John 5:1-5 | Characteristics of a Christian

    Intro The apostle John throughout this letter has established what he believed to be the most important truth in life the possibility of: Fellowship with God!!! John described this in an encounter that had happened to him as a young…

  • 1 John 4:17-21 | Perfected in Love

    Intro We are now in the last of the chapter starting in verses 7-21 that was based upon three repeated phrases or words that form a chorus: Vs. 7-12 The exhortation to “love one another” Vs. 13-16 The connection between…

  • 1 John 4:13-16 | Love and Sound Doctrine

    Intro At the start of the 4th chapter, I offered an outline of the chapter starting in verses 7-21 and it was all based upon repeated phrases and words that form a chorus: Vs. 7-12 The exhortation to “love one…

  • 1 John 4:11-12 | God’s Love Perfected

    Intro We are still examining God’s love in 1st John chapter 4:7-21 and specifically the exhortation to love one another. The apostle’s style of writing was very lyrical as he repeated words and phrases like a song writer would repeat…

  • 1 John 4:7-10 | For love is of God

    Intro This Sunday we take up where we left off last week as we noted the entirety of this section on love is from verse 7-21 and a simple outline: Vs. 7-12 The exhortation to love one another Vs. 13-16…

  • 1 John 4:7-8 | Love one another: What God Is

    Intro Reading this general letter of John’s, you begin to understand that John developed TESTS by which the reader could determine if they were a maturing child of God: The moral test: Righteousness The social test: Love The doctrinal test:…

  • 1 John 4:1-6 | Testing Truths

    Intro The key to understanding this section is found in the phrase of 3:24: “And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” John had taken up the matter of “TESTING”…