Those dead in sin know the truth but they suppress it and continue in their sin.
We should learn from this that trusting in God is the right thing to do but that does not mean that life suddenly becomes easier. In fact, when we do trust God and move toward Him, the devil doubles down on his attacks. Therefore, we should pray more, fast more, and trust God more!
Our faith comes from Jesus. Therefore, the object of our faith should be Christ, and Christ alone.
If you ask me, this is a pretty light rebuke considering who Jesus is talking to and what they have done!
1st John Series • 16. We Have Joy Because We Know – 1st John 5:18-20 Part 2 Elder Bryce concludes the message teaching that the key to assurance in Christ is found when we love others unconditionally like Christ loves us. This message was preached on May 2, 2021.
1st John Series • 16. We Have Joy Because We Know – 1st John 5:18-20 Elder Bryce teaches us the key to finding joy in our lives in understanding the things we can and should know about Jesus Christ and our relationship and fellowship with Him. This message was preached on May 2, 2021.
1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 pt.2 Today's edition is the conclusion of part 15 in our 1st John Series. The theme of this message is growing in belief. God does not intend for us to be stagnant or unfruitful with the grace He bestows on us. When we believe God and trust Him, it moves us to act more like Christ. When we do this our belief is made stronger because we have proven to ourselves that what God says is true.
1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 The Apostle John encourages growth in Christian discipleship by learning more about Christ as we live and love like He did. This message was preached on April 25, 2021.
We can overcome fears. We can overcome distractions. We can overcome pride. We can overcome distractions and detractors. We can come to Jesus because He has given us the faith to do so.
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