I John

Strong for the Weak

Senior Pastor Mark Stafford Strong for the Weak – James 1:27, 1 John 3:16-17    James 1:27 says, “ 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” Being a part of a church [...]

Confident Prayer | 1 John 5:14

  Introduction How long do you think you can hold your breath? 30 Seconds? A minute maybe? Most Navy seals can hold their breath for about 2 ½ minutes. After extensive training, a small number of people in the world can hold their breath for over 10 minutes. Even the most skilled and best trained [...]

Tests of Authenticity | 1 John 5:1-13

  Introduction Illustration: Fools Gold When we lived in PV, the kids found a large golden rock in our yard. It weighted about 2 pounds. They thought it might be gold. If it was authentic, it would be worth about ½ million dollars. They were pretty excited. One of the men in our church was [...]

Marks of Perfect Love | I John 4:12-21

  Introduction   11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of [...]

God’s Perfect Love | 1 John 4:9-10

God’s Perfect Love | 1 John 4:9-10 Below is a partial recording: God loved us when we did not love Him – 1 John 4:9-10 God’s Word is clear that without Christ in our lives, all other spiritual experiences are counterfeit. 1 John 4:9, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:1 Without God’s intervention, we would [...]

Love in Action | 1 John 3:11-24

    Introduction This section of scripture has impacted me more than any other passage I’ve studied recently. Today’s message is mostly for me and this morning I’m going to strive to explain to you why this passage has been so impacting and applicable and powerful in my life right now In the book of [...]

The True Character of God’s Child | 1 John 2:28-3:10

  Introduction There was a bully in my first grade class. I went to a Christian school for first grade and as part of our educational experience, we had chapel at least once a week. One week in chapel a speaker got up front and told everyone who wanted to go to heaven [...]

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Remaining in the Truth | 1 John 2, 4, John 1

  Introduction Can’t believe it all The truth is that you can’t believe everything you hear people say. Not everything that is taught in every church is firmly grounded in the Word of God. You have to test everything. My Charismania: I grew up in a church that had a number of beliefs [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:48+00:00April 13th, 2014|1 John - Perfect Love, I John, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Walking Like Jesus | 1 John 2:6-14

  Introduction By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. The New Commandment 7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment [...]

God’s Love Perfected in Us | 1 John 2:3-6

Introduction MUSICIAN ILLUSTRATION: In college, I travelled with several different musical groups that played Christian music and presented the gospel Years after these groups disbanded, I received a call from one of the musicians. He was getting a divorce. On further investigation, it turned out that he had been hitting his wife and [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:48+00:00March 23rd, 2014|1 John - Perfect Love, I John, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments