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Sermons on 1 John

Whoever

1 John 4:13-21 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus…

Love One Another

I want to show that the solution to attacks from outside the church is love within the church. This love, flows not from personal effort, but from the Love shown to us by God through His Son. God’s love for us gives us no escape from loving others 1 John 4:7-12 English Standard Version (ESV)…

Don’t be duped

I want to show that today as throughout history there are people who want to peddle a false form of Christianity. Genuine Christianity always has Jesus Christ central. Counterfeits will offer anything other than Jesus. We have to believe in Him as God’s only answer to sin, who is still active, powerful and vocal today.…

Striving Together

I hope to show that the Christian life is always a battle; and that that battle, while it is a personal responsibility, is also a shared battle for the defence and furtherance of the Gospel rather than for personal glory and blessings. Philippians 1:27 English Standard Version (ESV) 27 Only let your manner of life…

Living Fruit

In this message, I hope to show that there are such things as Christian character and Christian behaviour that contrast markedly with non-Christian behaviour. The non-Christian reflects the character of the devil while the Christian benefits from the completed and ongoing work of Christ. 1 John 3:3-10 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 And everyone who…

Keep Going: We’re Not Home Yet

Recognising the battle to remain faithful I want to show the congregation our present position in Christ, because of what God has done for us in the past and the need to persevere, in preparation for what lies ahead. We have a glorious hope. 1 John 2:28-3:2 English Standard Version (ESV) Children of God 28…

Living Evidence

In this message we will consider how the Christian lives in two worlds and therefore knows the reality of constant tension – Truth & Lies; Light and Darkness; Love & Hate. Even though there are these tensions yet we have certainty as Christians – forgiven, overcomes and strong. 1 John 2:7-14 English Standard Version (ESV)…

Our Advocate

Following our Local groups, I want to show that while we all sin God has not only dealt with our sin historically but deals with it today. Jesus suffered God’s judgement so that we don’t have to (Propitiation) and prays for us today so that we might walk with God (Advocate). We must walk with…