1 John: Enduring Faith

1 John: Enduring Faith

14 Messages | Oct. 2015 - Feb. 2016

Some say, “Christianity is all about loving people.” Others say, “Being a Christian means believing the great truths of the faith.” Then you hear someone else say, “What is really important is obeying God’s commands.” You probably lean in one of these directions yourself. So which is it? What does a real faith in Jesus look like? How does it impact our thoughts and actions? And most importantly, how do you know when you have it? These are crucially vital questions that the book of 1 John addresses head-on.

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October 25, 2015 by

The Apostle John immediately begins his letter by directing our attention right to Jesus, because he is at the absolute center of our faith.

Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4

November 1, 2015 by

How we live must be connected to what we believe, and yet we have Jesus to cover when we fall short.

Scripture: 1 John 1:5-2:2

November 8, 2015 by

We can know that our faith in Jesus is real if we keep his commandments, especially the command to love our fellow believers.

Scripture: 1 John 1:2:3-11

November 15, 2015 by

To follow Jesus faithfully in the present, we must be rooted in God's past work and future work.

Scripture: 1 John 2:12-17

November 22, 2015 by

God requires that continue in the true belief in Jesus, and he gives us the tools to do it.

Scripture: 1 John 2:18-27

November 29, 2015 by

The time between our new birth and Jesus' return is a time for purifying ourselves so that we live like our Father.

Scripture: 1 John 2:28-3:10

December 6, 2015 by

A true faith changes every part of your life. It leads to believing the truths of Jesus, obeying the commandments of God, and loving one another.

Scripture: 1 John 3:11-24

January 10, 2016 by

The person of Jesus Christ is the linchpin to knowing God and having the Holy Spirit; without him, we have nothing.

Scripture: 1 John 4:1-6

January 17, 2016 by

Knowing Jesus produces and requires love for one another.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-10

January 24, 2016 by

God wants us to know if we truly belong to him, so he gives us specific diagnostic tests to apply to our faith. Either way, a correct diagnosis is crucially important.

Scripture: 1 John 4:13-21

January 31, 2016 by

Every part of rightly responding to God has its root in one event: when God performs the great miracle of bringing your dead spiritual heart to life. Apart from this work, you have nothing; with this, you have everything.

Scripture: 1 John 5:1-5

February 7, 2016 by

God's word can always be trusted, and his testimony regarding Jesus is very clear. The question is, will we accept it or not?

Scripture: 1 John 5:6-12

February 14, 2016 by

When we have a real faith in Jesus, God doesn't want us to be uncertain as to our standing with him. He wants us to know that we have eternal life so that we can live this life out.

Scripture: 1 John 5:13-21

February 21, 2016 by

1 John is a letter written to a church to show us what a true faith looks like. Being born of God always leads to believing in Jesus, obeying God's commands, and loving fellow Christians. If we have these, we have eternal life. If we do not have these, we have nothing.

Scripture: 1 John