Children of God or? 1 John 3: 10-15 | October 15, 2017 | Tommy Schneider
In 1 John 3:3-9, John explains that what defines us as children of God is the love we have for one another. We are born from above for the purpose of living righteous lives full of love. The righteousness we practice should always be found in our love for one another to not validate sin, but also not to judge the sin of others in a condemning way. Even as we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we must always pursue love for one another.
A Cozy Talk About Sin 1 John 3:3-9 | October 8, 2017 | Tommy Schneider
In 1 John 3:3-9, John exhorts us to purify ourselves from the sin that can so easily entangle us. The first step is to identify the sin without justification, and then to bring it to Jesus for forgiveness and cleansing.
Children of God 1 John 3:1-3 | October 1, 2017 | Tommy Schneider
In 1 John 3:1-3 we’re reminded that we are truly the children of God by the power of God in Christ Jesus. But yet, we can struggle with worldly desires that seek to hamper the transformation we should be experiencing. John explains that as we draw near to God, we grow in His likeness. This hope purifies us as we walk on the earth.
Abiding 1 John 2:24-29 | September 24, 2017 | Daniel Hendrickson
In 1 John 2:24-29, John encourages us to abide in the Word of God that we received when we first heard the gospel. That Word is eternal life to us, and God’s anointing lives within us. Let us live lives of righteousness so that we will be prepared when Jesus returns!
We Have an Advocate 1 John 1:7-2:2 | July 23, 2017 | Tommy Schneider
We're continuing our series in 1 John this week with the theme of confessing our sins to God and receiving His forgiveness and cleansing. Jesus provides us with this "Christian bar of soap" to keep us clean from the sins of the world.