Sermons from August 2022

1 John 2: 28 – 3: 3

In this brief section, John wants his readers to know that they can be assured of their being in Christ. His previous identification of the antichrists ought not to unsettle them, but to exhort them to lean more intently (and intensely) into the One who knows them and Whom they know. They can do this…

1 John 2: 18-27

In his first letter, John has a goal to identify the people of Christ and what differentiates them from those outside of Christ. He’s talked about walking in the light, confessing sin, and loving our brothers. In this section, he examines the habits of those who are opposed to Christ, and then identifies the church’s…

1 John 2: 12-17

There’s a common and accurate saying in biblical study: the indicative precedes the imperative. In other words, the declaration of what God has done (the indicative) comes before the commands He gives to us (the imperative). Thus, we are not obeying to earn His favor or salvation; rather we are living out of the rich…

1 John 2 : 3-11

Being able to identify people is important. Mistaking someone’s identity can be embarrassing or even costly. Is there a way to identify the people called out of darkness and into Christ’s marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)? Do the gathered people of God in Christ have distinguishing, identifiable marks? John would answer, “Yes.” Listen and see…