John ends the book of 1 John by describing the assurance that Christians have of their eternal salvation, and the benefits that we get to experience here and now in this life! Ryan Alsheimer preaches from 1 John 5:13-21 to close out our sermon series, Blessed Assurance.
1 John 5:6-12 tells us about the message that God has been proclaiming about Jesus for the last 2,000 years. Can we actually believe it? Why should we? Ryan Alsheimer talks about how we can know and believe that God’s Testimony is true!
Christians serve a God of pure, committed, covenantal, eternal love. 1 John 4:7-21 tells us how the life of a Christian is changed forever by this kind of love. Ryan Alsheimer teaches about how God is love, how He loves us, loves in us, and loves through us.
Not every spirit is of God. Not every spiritual experience is a godly one. Since there is a good spirit (Holy Spirit) and evil spirits, how do we know the difference? Ryan Alsheimer teaches from 1 John 4:1-6 about how to test spirits, and the authority that Christians have over evil spirits.
Christians have been born again into God’s family. He is our Father, and we get to be His children! This is an awesome reality that we get to live in every day. How does this reality effect our lives? How do God’s children respond to Him as our Father? Ryan Alsheimer preaches from 1 John 2:28-3:10.
When John wrote the book of 1 John he had a concern about leaders who rose up within the Church, started believing in false doctrine, and were leaving the Church in favor of starting their own churches. Is this still happening today? If so, how should we respond? Ryan Alsheimer teaches about counterfeit Christianity vs. the real deal in 1 John 2:18-27.
The Apostle John gives it to us straight in 1 John 2:15-17. He commands that Christians not love the world, then describes what love of the world looks like, then talks about why we shouldn’t love the world. Ryan Alsheimer talks about what “the world” is, what loving the world looks like today, some reasons why we shouldn’t love the world, and the hope that Christians have through it all.
If you are a Christian, you are called to love God and love your brothers and sisters in Christ. But what does biblical love look like? How do we love each other in a way that glorifies God? Kaler Carpenter continues our sermon series, “Blessed Assurance”, with a message about 1 John 2:7-14