• 1 John 2:12-14 | Three Stages of Maturity

    Intro It’s been a few weeks since we were in the apostle John’s first letter, and we left off with the second of two “two personal tests” to indicate to ourselves our position as true believers of Christ. They indicate…

  • 1 John 2:7 | Walking In Love

    Intro We are now into the section of the Apostle John’s that starts with the phrase “NOW by this we know”. It is here that John offers a twofold test to the believer as to see if they are indeed…

  • 1 John 2:1b-2 | We Have an Advocate

    Intro Last week we began the examination of John’s words on the 2nd benefit of our fellowship with God in 2:1 “Freedom from sin”. We noticed the change in tone in John’s appeal as it was very tender as he…

  • 1 John 1:10-2:2 | Confession of Sin – Part II

    Intro John’s brief letter on fellowship has now moved to the second benefit of our fellowship with God 2:1 “Freedom from sin”.I believe that the context of this section was to counter act the gnostic heresy of the Nicolaitans, but…

  • 1 John 1:8-10 | Confession of Sin – Part I

    Intro John’s brief letter on fellowship has moved beyond the “Benefits of fellowship with God”: 1:4 “Fullness of joy” 2:1 “Freedom from sin” 2:26 “Foresightedness against deception”    5:13 “Faith filled assurance” To now looking at the four things affect our…

  • 1 John 1:5-7 | Walk in Light

    Intro This morning we move onto the main body of teaching in John’s brief letter on fellowship. In my outline the main body of teaching is found in chapter 1:5 – 3:16 where the Apostle John will take up the…

  • 1 John | The Objectives of Fellowship – Part II

    Study on: 1 John 1:4, 2:1, 2:26, 5:13 Intro This morning we continue examining what has changed for the believer once they received Jesus as Lord. As I mentioned the Apostle John scatters them through this brief letter on fellowship…