Sermons on 1 John

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Walking with Confidence

Series: Preacher: Date: August 11, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 5:13-21

One of my favorite family movies is Steven Spielberg’s Hook.  It is a live action sequel of sorts to the Peter Pan story in which Peter leaves Neverland and grows up, marrying, raising children, and completely forgetting his former, adventurous identity.  His green, leafy suit is replaced by a business suit; his pirate skirmishes become […]

Lighten Your Load

Series: Preacher: Date: August 3, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 5:1-12

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And […]

Getting to the Bottom of Love

Series: Preacher: Date: July 27, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:7-21

Dear friends, let us love one another,for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live […]

Test the Spirits

Series: Preacher: Date: July 20, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:1-6

1 – Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 – This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 […]

Whose Child Are You?

Series: Preacher: Date: July 13, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 3:4-24

4 – Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 – But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him is no sin. 6 – No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known […]

Living in Light of Jesus’ Return

Series: Preacher: Date: July 6, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 2:28-3:3

28 – And now, dear children,continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming. 29 – If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of Him. 3:1 – See what great lovethe Father has lavished on […]

Dealing With End-Time Antichrists

Series: Preacher: Date: June 29, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 2:18-27

When I first came to Redland we had a particular fellowship that we observed once a year. There were a lot of avid hunters and fishermen and fisher-women in the church back in those days and throughout the year they would freeze their catches or their kills. Then in the spring they would empty their […]

Forgiving Our Failures

Series: Preacher: Date: May 25, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:5-2:2

I remember an event in 2010 that gripped our attention and the media focus for two months. Thirty-three miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground in northern Chile. Emergency officials were unable to communicate with the miners for 16 days. The first communication received was a written note in red ink tied to a probe, that […]

What Is Christianity?

Series: Preacher: Date: May 4, 2014 Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:1-4

  1 – That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 – The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which […]


Series: Preacher: Date: October 20, 2013 Scripture Reference: Colossians 3:14

This past month we have been covering the Fruit of the Spirit, a study which our pastor, Mark Adams, began just before his sabbatical.  Today we cover love.  Turn with me in your Bibles to Galatians 5:22-25.  In the verses immediately preceding this passage, the Apostle Paul gives us a list of the acts of […]

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