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
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
Don't think of evangelism as someone else's job or something that needs special planning and programs. Just live a thankful life, loving others, and the opportunities will be white for harvest.
When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:13-14 And … Continue reading Jesus’ Definition of Rest
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall … Continue reading In the Name
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.
our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message concludes the subject of learning how it is we know that it is God that we are in. The love we have toward one another is a clear evidence of the love of God abiding in us. This message was preached on January 17, 2021.
1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? – 1st John 2:3-11 Elder Bryce continues teaching how we are to find joy in our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message shows the way that we know we are chosen in Christ is when we live like Christ. In keeping Christ’s commandment to love, we show that the love of God is in us. This assures us that we were chosen by God in the covenant of election. In knowing we have this eternal life, we have true joy. This message was preached on January 17, 2021.
I want to go to that uncomfortable place where, even though the world may mock me, I ignore the opinions of others and flee to the feet of my Savior.
If we are not showing deep love and devotion for Jesus continually in our lives, then do we truly understand or appreciate how much we have been forgiven?