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This 12-week series takes us through the book of 1 John verse by verse. The main theme we see here is that God has a life for us; it's a life of relationship with him. This great book of the Bible explores what it looks like to truly experience life.
1 John #1 - There is a Life!
Februrary 21st, 2021
1 John 1:1-5
In this message, we discover a vitally important truth: God has a life for us, and we can come to experience what it means to truly live.
1 John #2 - Walking in the Light
Februrary 28th, 2021
1 John 1:5-10
If we want to increasingly experience the life God has for us, we need to deal with our sin as God instructs.
Fortunately, it's a more positive process than you might think.
1 John #3 - Am I On The Right Track?
March 7th, 2021
1 John 2:1-6
As we seek to live this life God has for us, is there any way to know if we're on the right track? God speaks to this question and shows us 3 ways we can know with certainty if we're on the right path.
1 John #4 - A New/Old Commandment
March 14th, 2021
1 John 2:7-11
In this section of God's Word, we see a hugely important piece of the life God wants for us: it involves loving one another, particularly within the church.
1 John #5 - Do Not Love the World
March 21st, 2021
1 John 2:12-17
In this message, Geoff Clarke teaches from 1 John 2:12-17. We are not to love the world or the things of the the world, which will all perish one day. Rather, we should set our hearts to love God, who is eternal and everlasting. Who or what do you love about all else?
1 John #6 - Antichrists and Real Christians
March 28th, 2021
1 John 2:18-27
In this message, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 2:18-27, where we see the work of antichrists and that of real Christians. We all have a choice to make: will we look to and cling to Jesus, or will we deny or diminish him in our lives?
1 John #7 - Where Do You Stand?
April 11th, 2021
1 John 2:28-3:10
This is the seventh message in our 1 John series; in it, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 2:28-3:10. From this text comes the question we all need to ask ourselves: "where do I stand with God?"
1 John #8 - Love One Another
April 18th, 2021
1 John 3:11-24
In this message, Jim Eadle teaches on 1 John 3:11-24, where we receive a simple but profound instruction: to love one another. This is definitely a word we want to get right if we're going to live the life God has for us!
1 John #9 - Who Do You Listen To?
April 25th, 2021
1 John 4:1-6
In this message, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 4:1-6. Spiritual activity happens all around us on a regular basis; as we see in this text, some comes from God, but some does not. Figuring out the origins and nature of these 'spirits' is a key part of living the life God has for us.
1 John #10 - Abiding in God's Love
May 2nd, 2021
1 John 4:7-21
"Abiding" is the key word in the book of 1 John. Abiding is the essence of the life God has for us; specifically, abiding with him and walking in relationship with him. In this message, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 4:7-21, where we see that God is love, as well as five things that happen when we abide in his love.
1 John #11 - Overcoming the World
May 9th, 2021
1 John 5:1-12
In this message, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 5:1-12, where we see what it means to overcome the world - to rise above the narrative of the world and live the life God has for us. It's not about being 'successful', 'happy', or 'self-actualized'; it's about abiding in relationship with Jesus Christ.
1 John #12 - A Life of Confidence
May 16th, 2021
1 John 5:13-21
Life requires us to put our confidence somewhere. The question is not "do you have confidence?", but "in whom or what do you have your confidence?"
In this final message in our 1 John series, Pastor Braden teaches from 1 John 5:13-21, where we see that the life God has for us is one of confidence in him.
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