Although society is continuously trying to take away our Christian values, perhaps the greater problem is that we as Christians have forgotten or failed to pass on those values.
The core of Christianity is faith. Scripture describes an almighty God who loves us, is able to meet all our needs, and wants to have a relationship with us, but if we do not believe He exists we are lost. Faith is what gives us confidence in our salvation and keeps us from despair and hopelessness.
We are called and commanded as Christians to let our light shine in this dark world.
As Christians, we should view ourselves as living in a universal neighborhood with absolutely no restriction on who we should be reaching out to. Now that we have established the extent of the neighborhood let’s take a look at what it takes to be a good neighbor.
Have the challenges and chaotic conditions of life caused you to lose the joy that God intends for us to have as His children?
John wrote what it means to be truly saved and to walk with new life in Jesus Christ so we will read and understand. John was eager for us as believers to know that we know we are saved, that we have eternal life now! All the way through this book he is making it clear to the reader.
Today we will take a look at the marvelous love that God has lavished on us. It is too much for us to comprehend, but John points out several things about God’s love for us to consider.
Being a true follower of Christ does not come without personal cost and sacrifice. Today we will take a look at some of the costs of following Jesus, found in 1 John 3.
Can a person really know if they are saved? What are the signs that a person is saved? The Apostle John writes with a desire to answer those questions so that the believer can have assurance and confidence before God.
Do you ever get excited about something? Maybe it’s going out to eat, or better yet going on a trip or vacation. Mark Twain was once asked his reason for success. He said, “I was born excited.” I am excited to do a series on 1 John.
Rev. Doug Sider The Wrights singing He's in the Midst Sandra Wingert singing Make My Heart Your Home Gospel Tide Choir singing God is Our Refuge and Strength and Let Your Love Flow Through Me
September 4, 1994 The Language of the Committed Acts 21:12-16 Kathy Parson- Bought and Paid For Ralph Sider- Rise Up Oh Man of God GTH- Stand Up for Jesus, Hallelujah for the Cross
When Jesus died on the cross, shed His blood and then rose victorious over death, hell and the grave, He wasn’t doing it to show His authority. The authority of God and Jesus was already demonstrated in heaven when Satan and his rebellious followers were defeated and thrown out of heaven. Jesus did all of this to regain authority for you and me, which had been stolen by Satan through our sin.