Sermons

Anticipating Christ’s Appearing – 1 John 2:28-3:9

Anticipating Christ’s Appearing – 1 John 2:28-3:9 Until Jesus returns, we can connect with Him through the pages of the gospel and conversational prayer. Also, encouragement can be found in our identity as His child. We can also imagine how we will one day resemble Him and focus on purifying ourselves in the here and…

Hindered By Heresy? – 1 John 2:18-27

Hindered By Heresy? – 1 John 2:18-27. Even in the early days of the New Testament church, false teachers denied Jesus was the Savior and the Son of God. Altering these truths separates us from fellowship with God and each other. However, believers often sever fellowship over much less significant things and miss out on…

Earthly vs. Eternal – 1 John 2:15-17

Earthly vs. Eternal – 1 John 2:15-17 It’s easy to become obsessed with many intriguing things earthly life has to offer. However, doing so prevents the Father’s love from being expressed through us. His love pursues people instead of personal longing and ambitions. Join us for the next message in our series, Led By Love….

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14 As we grow in our faith, we transition from spiritual children to student of God’s Word. Eventually, we become strong spiritual adults and models of the way Jesus lived. No matter what our current stage, we have strengths to contribute. Join us for the next message in our…

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11 As we get to know Jesus more and more, we begin to think, act, and react more like Him. Love, which is both a familiar and an uncommon command, begins to characterize our lives. However, it is still possible for us to be hindered (and to hinder others)…

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2 God is light. He exposes evil and clarifies truth. We can’t claim to be close to Him while living contrary to His nature. However, through confession and by seeking reconciliation we can maintain our fellowship with God and each other, fellowship that is essential if we are to…

Mutual Submission: Slaves & Masters – Ephesians 6:5-9

Mutual Submission: Slaves & Masters – Ephesians 6:5-9. In a world where slaves were viewed as nothing more than possessions and “living tools,” Paul introduces another revolutionary idea. Everyone will receive the same good care from Jesus that they invest in others. Thus, slaves should care for their masters’ needs, but masters should care for…

Mutual Submission: Children And Parents – Ephesians 6:1-4

Mutual Submission: Children And Parents – Ephesians 6:1-4. In stark contrast to the social norms of the day, Paul challenges children to imitate their parents’ examples instead of reaffirming a father’s legal right to demand obedience. He then cautions parents against placing unrealistic expectations on their children. Join us for the next message in our…

Evidence Of Eternity – 1 John 1:1-4

Evidence Of Eternity – 1 John 1:1-4 When we encounter evidence of eternity, our entire approach to life changes. Our focus shifts from self to selflessness, from the “you only live once” mentality to loving others. Being with Jesus convinces the Apostle John that He is the source of eternal life, one with God the…

Closing Considerations – Ephesians 6:19-24

Closing Considerations – Ephesians 6:19-24. In the final verses of Ephesians, Paul asks for prayer that he would be given the right words to say. Also, he updates the Ephesian believers on his well-being and extends encouragement through a deacon and messenger named Tychicus. Finally, he expresses his desire that they focus on the big…