Romans 1:8-17

2017-12-11T16:00:20+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Romans|

The New Testament knows nothing about unattached disconnected Christianity, which so tragically seems to be gaining traction in the Church today. Having justified us by faith alone in Christ alone, God has designed you and me as instruments for one another’s mutual sanctification.  It is the only way you will grow.  You [...]

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Romans 1:1-7

2017-12-11T15:29:17+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Romans|

In the ancient Japanese art form of Kintsukeroi, they would restore broken pottery with gold, in such a way that the fractures were literally illuminated by the gold. They treated breakage and repair as part of the history of the object. That which made the vessel worthless, was in fact the very [...]

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1 John 5:13-21

2017-12-11T15:13:34+00:00 December 10th, 2017|1 John|

This week in our final study in 1st John, the great Apostle gives us our marching orders. That we would walk in the full certainty that we belong to God, that our eternal futures are secure, and that as His children He hears and answers our prayers. It would be quite a [...]

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1 John 5:1-12

2017-12-11T15:12:30+00:00 December 9th, 2017|1 John|

This week in the first half of Chapter 5, John summarizes for us all that he has taught in one definitive proclamation, giving us 4 birthmarks of an individual in whom eternal life dwells. If a person really wants to know if they're saved, 1st John Chapter 5 solves that problem. Either [...]

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1 John 4:7-21

2017-11-14T11:12:46+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1 John|

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your seeking the greatest possible joy and delight is a Non-Christian thing to do, when the object of your joy and delight is Jesus Christ.  Somehow, we’ve bought this idea that we ought to be bringing forth obedience primarily out of a sense of duty.  [...]

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1 John 4:1-6

2017-11-14T11:09:27+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1 John|

There is a battle going on in the unseen realm for your thought life, and it is a battle that begins from the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning, until your head hits the pillow at night. While this is a battle being waged by spiritual forces we know [...]

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1 John 3:11-24

2017-11-14T11:07:03+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1 John|

John says to us this week in 1st John 3, that “This is His COMMANDMENT, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” How interesting that what appear to be two commands are referred to by John in the singular [...]

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1 John 3:1-10

2017-11-14T11:04:20+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1 John|

The fight that you and I are in as Christians, is not that we might destroy the works of the devil, for Jesus has already done so. The fight that you and I are in together, is to come to a greater understanding and appreciation of what John calls the completely foreign, [...]

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1 John 2:18-29

2017-11-14T11:04:35+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1 John|

John teaches newer believers of the dangers of false teaching. For unbelievers, if you have the wrong Jesus, you will not have salvation. For Christians, false teaching has a whole other set of traps for the believer, the principle effects of which cause a believer to think more of themselves than they [...]

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