Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 10. “Perceive” pt. 1

1st John Series • 10. Perceive – 1st John 3:10-24 - Part 1 In this message, Elder Bryce teaches us to perceive three things in our discipleship. First of all, we should understand that the world hates us because it hates righteousness. Secondly, We are to understand that God loves us because He acted upon that love and sent His Son to die for us. And lastly, in response to these two things, we should act out our love for God by actively loving others. When we do this, we perceive that we are of God. This justification by faith assures us in our own hearts that we are of God and can still live in liberty even though the whole world lies in wickedness. This message was preached on March 7, 2021.

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 9. “Tadpoles & Frogs” pt. 2

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs – 1st John 3:4-10 The nature of man without God is dead in sin and serves only sin. An unregenerate person is “committed” to sinning. But when a child of God is born again, the person now has within him the nature of Christ and now has two natures. Elder Bryce concludes this message with the charge to live like Christ by breathing in love and living out that love. This sermon was preached on February 28, 2021

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 9. “Tadpoles & Frogs” pt. 1

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs – 1st John 3:4-10The nature of man without God is dead in sin and serves only sin. An unregenerate person is “committed” to sinning. But when a child of God is born again, the person now has within him the nature of Christ and now has two natures. The old nature is still there but the new nature is no longer bound by sin and committed to it. He can now do righteousness. These righteous behaviors “manifest” the person as being a born-again child of God. This sermon was preached on February 28, 2021

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 8 “Behold!”

1st John Series • 8. Behold—Pause and Take a Look  Elder Bryce reviews the blessings and charges presented in the first two chapters of 1st John, and then he, along with John, invites us to simply take a moment and contemplate the amazing love of God bestowed upon by His sovereign grace. It is amazing that we have been children of God since election, we are children of God now, and as children of God we will be with Him in all eternity. Behold! This sermon was preached on February 21, 202

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 7 “The Spirit of Antichrist” pt. 2

1st John Series • 7 The Spirit of Antichrist part 2 – 1st John 2:18-29  Today's edition is the conclusion of the message "The Spirit of Antichrist." There is a common thread of misunderstanding being taught in most Christian churches today. The Lord's people are being taught to look for, and worry about, a single antichrist that comes at the end of time. This error has caused many to ignore the spirit of antichrist that was present in the time of the Apostles and still vexes us today. This sermon was preached on February 14, 2021

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 7 “The Spirit of Antichrist” pt. 1

1st John Series • 7 The Spirit of Antichrist part 1 – 1st John 2:18-29  In this message, Elder Bryce continues teaching about John’s warning to God’s people to beware of false teachers and their influence. Our concern should not be in looking for a single antichrist at the end of time but avoiding the influence of the many antichrist teachings that bombard us every day. This sermon was preached on February 14, 2021

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 6 “The Last Time”

motivation to love our brother and not the world. He now teaches that John reminds us of outward influences that would adversely affect our discipleship. To set up this teaching, Elder Bryce shows that the New Testament era is the last days. We have been living in the last era of earthly time since Jesus came to earth. This age will continue until His triumphant return. Today's episode is a little longer than our typical 30 minute podcast. This episode contains the entire sermon preached on February 7, 2021

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 5. “Love not the World” pt. 2

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World – 1st John 2:15-17  In 1st John Chapter 2, there are two major charges given to the children of God – They are to love the brethren but they are NOT to love the world. In today’s message, we find that John is telling us that the life of Jesus Christ, and His standard of holiness, is the measure to which we should compare ourselves. It is only by walking more like Christ that we gain assurance of salvation and find liberty to live our lives in joyfulness. This message was preached on January 31, 2021.

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 5. “Love not the World” pt. 1

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World – 1st John 2:15-17  In 1st John Chapter 2, there are two major charges given to the children of God – They are to love the brethren but they are NOT to love the world. In today’s message, we find that John is telling us that the life of Jesus Christ, and His standard of holiness, is the measure to which we should compare ourselves. It is only by walking more like Christ that we gain assurance of salvation and find liberty to live our lives in joyfulness. This message was preached on January 31, 2021.

Triumphal Feast • 1st John Series 4. “Because”

1st John Series • 4. Because – 1st John 2:12-14 (January 24, 2021) In chapter 2 of his Epistle, John has just given a major charge to the disciples of Christ to love others just like Jesus loves them. A few verses later, John will give an equally grand charge to “love not the world.” Between these two charges, he gives a small “pep rally” reminding each of us, that no matter what level of maturity we have in Christ, we are all loved and blessed by the same Father and His Son Jesus Christ. And it is “because” of these graces that John writes to them and us.