Jun 3, 2018
The Two Spirits (1 John 4:1-19)
Series: 1 John
Throughout this letter, John continually speaks of absolutes.  There is light and darkness. One is either of God, or of the spirit of this world.  Our modern culture hates the idea of black and white reality.  But John shows us that to believe that there are no absolutes, that the issues facing us are merely matters of opinion is to be influenced by the spirit of deception, who seeks to convince us that there are only shades of gray.
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  • Jun 3, 2018The Two Spirits (1 John 4:1-19)
    Jun 3, 2018
    The Two Spirits (1 John 4:1-19)
    Series: 1 John
    Throughout this letter, John continually speaks of absolutes.  There is light and darkness. One is either of God, or of the spirit of this world.  Our modern culture hates the idea of black and white reality.  But John shows us that to believe that there are no absolutes, that the issues facing us are merely matters of opinion is to be influenced by the spirit of deception, who seeks to convince us that there are only shades of gray.
  • May 27, 2018Paradox of the Christian Life (1 John 3:4-24)
    May 27, 2018
    Paradox of the Christian Life (1 John 3:4-24)
    Series: 1 John
    A paradox is something that seems absurd on the surface, but once all of the facts are comprehended, turns out to be true.  As Christians, we are told that to practice sin is to demonstrate that one is not a believer.  And yet, we are told that we have an Advocate with the Father when we do sin.  How do we reconcile these 2 seemingly contradictory ideas?
  • May 20, 2018Christ vs. Antichrist (1 John 2:18-3:3)
    May 20, 2018
    Christ vs. Antichrist (1 John 2:18-3:3)
    Series: 1 John
    Jesus vs. the cheap counterfeits.  John urges his readers to remember the importance of knowing who Jesus really is and not listening to the unbiblical claims about his identity from "those who went out from us."  Just as Jesus warned, many false christs have come.  Who are they? How can we know that we will not be led astray by them?
  • May 13, 2018A Godly Mother (1 Samuel 1:1-20)
    May 13, 2018
    A Godly Mother (1 Samuel 1:1-20)
    Series: Mother's Day
    Mothers today face lots of challenges.  They are often pressured to live up to a cultural ideal of what mothers are supposed to be.  Many struggle with feelings of not being able to measure up in some way.  What about all of those perfect moms who seem to have it all together?  Do they seem so blessed by God because they're doing a better job?  Hannah was no stranger to hardship and feelings of doubt and inadequacy.  Her example serves to teach us all, (mom or not) about trusting Him when we feel beaten by the world and its trials.
  • May 7, 2018The New Command (1 John 2:7-17)
    May 7, 2018
    The New Command (1 John 2:7-17)
    Series: 1 John
    Jesus has given Christians "A New Command."   This command to love one another can only be accomplished within a fellowship of believers.  With the advent of new technologies, there is a temptation to forsake this fellowship and settle for an "electronic" substitute.  How does this effect the church?
  • Apr 29, 2018Abiding in Fellowship (1 John 2:3-8)
    Apr 29, 2018
    Abiding in Fellowship (1 John 2:3-8)
    Series: 1 John
    John wants his readers to "know that they know God."  The litmus test of a true Christian is quite simple according to John.  True believers, "keep God's commands."  But what about when we fall short?  What about when following God feels like a burden?
  • Apr 22, 2018Life in the Light
    Apr 22, 2018
    Life in the Light
    Series: 1 John
    God is light.  As believers, we are called to walk in His light.  How do we get there?  How do we cease walking in darkness to enjoy a life in the light?
  • Apr 15, 2018Prologue of Purpose (1 John 1:1-4)
    Apr 15, 2018
    Prologue of Purpose (1 John 1:1-4)
    Series: 1 John
    A brand new series into the first letter of John to the church.  What is the main purpose of his prologue.  How can we take the principles taught, and apply them to our lives today?  We know that belief in Jesus is important, but how important are the particulars of our belief in  Jesus?
  • Apr 8, 2018Marriage of Redemption (Ruth 4:9-22)
    Apr 8, 2018
    Marriage of Redemption (Ruth 4:9-22)
    Series: Ruth
    As we wrap up our journey through the Book of Ruth, we will take the time to see the picture of redemption represented in the marriage of Ruth and Boaz.  How are our marriages meant to also present a picture of the Church's redemption in Christ?
  • Apr 2, 2018Raised to Life – Easter 2018
    Apr 2, 2018
    Raised to Life – Easter 2018
    Series: Easter 2018
    The course of history is forever altered on the first Resurrection Morning.  As the Savior is raised to new life, so is the faith of the disciples of Jesus.  This changed them from cowering in a locked room, to bold warriors for Christ.  Does your faith need reviving?  What proofs for the resurrection did the Apostles appeal to?  Does God expect us to believe out of blind faith, or is there evidence?