1st John Series • 12. Perfect Love – 1st John 4:7-18 The more we understand the love of a sovereign God toward us, the more we can freely love others. In so doing, we fulfill the law and the prophets and we KNOW we are in God. This message was preached on March 28, 2021
We should not concern ourselves with the things that Jesus said He will do. Jesus is faithful! We need to be faithful with what we are assigned to do.
1st John Series • 12. Perfect Love – 1st John 4:7-18 When we know that we are in God and God is in us, fear is driven out of our lives and we can live in liberty and joy. However, it is only when we love like Christ loves us that we truly know that we are in God. This message was preached on March 28, 2021
The word of God (the Bible) tells us what is good. Those are the things we need to get busy doing. Anything else that we do not understand, we need to trust the Lord that He will show us if we need to understand. Otherwise, just keep loving!
1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker – 1st John 4:1-6 Part 2 The average person today does not study things enough for himself and can be easily swayed in one direction or another. Partnered with this is the devil's oldest lie that there is no absolute truth. The conclusion of the message "Be Your Own Fact Checker" reminds us of the dangers of trying to live in this sin-cursed world without the word of God as a guide. We have the most sure word of truth to guide us. The Bible is true and should be read and followed.
1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker – 1st John 4:1-6 Part 1 In Chapter 4, the Apostle John sounds another warning to God’s people to be aware of and avoid the false doctrines of the world. John tells us to put everything we hear “on trial” by comparing it to the word of God. When we do this we can have assurance that we are standing in the truth and have peace and joy despite the fact we are surrounded by wickedness and hate in the world.
1st John Series • 10. Perceive – 1st John 3:10-24 - Part 2 Today's message concludes the sermon titled "Perceive." Elder Bryce begins in 1st John 3:18 showing us the John teaches the best way to understand that God dwells in us is to follow the Holy Spirit in us. When we love others as Christ loves us, we can better perceive that we are safe in the finished work of Christ. This message was preached on March 7, 2021.
Living below in this old sinful world, Hardly a comfort can afford; Striving alone to face temptation sore,Where could I go but to the Lord? Where could I go? Oh, where could I go Seeking a refuge for my soul? Needing a friend to save me in the end, Where could I go but to the Lord?
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.
God has done everything that a person dead in sins cannot do. He has made them alive in Christ. A person that still refuses to follow without God moving first just doesn't get it.