Sermons tagged with ‘1 John’

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A Prayer for Restoration

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We are rightfully wary of any theology that turns God into a wish granting genie who exists just to please us… but we cannot let this scepticism hide the reality that God guarantees to hear and answer our prayers.  In fact we can have every confidence that whatever we ask for according to His will […]

Trustworthy Witnesses

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Right throughout this letter we have seen that John has been prosecuting a case against the false teachers who were trying to win the hearts and minds of the people away from Jesus.  Well as we come to the final chapter of the letter John is mounting his closing argument and he calls three witnesses […]

Two Ways to Love

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Whether it is love songs, love stories or the classic Disney Princess movies we are very familiar with what the world thinks of love.  Unfortunately love in the world rarely works out the way that the songs and movies seem to suggest that it will.  When John speaks of love he speaks of something far […]

The Voice of Truth

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In life there are so many voices that all promise to give us something true.  Even when it comes to church and our faith there are many different people who preach many different ideas about Jesus and salvation.  In John’s day there were numerous false teachers who were vying for the hearts and minds of […]

Gospel Empowered Love

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As we continue in John’s letter to the churches we have to remember that he is writing to people who are plagued by false teachers who were trying to capture their hearts and minds.  John has been constantly calling for the people to see the flaws in these teachers and see the hope and assurance […]

Taking the Gospel for Granted

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Familiarity breeds contempt… or so they say.  Basically the longer you have something or someone in your life, the easier it is to take them for granted. As John writes to the churches who are probably a few generations old now, he desperately wants them to recognise that it is very easy to take Jesus […]

The Gospel and Obedience

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I am just going to say it, most of us don’t like being told to obey.  It cuts against our preconceived idea that we know what is best for ourselves.  In many ways it is one of the big reasons that people steer clear of Christianity, because they feel like they will be forced to […]

God is Light

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When we are convicted of our sin it can often feel painful… this is mainly because our sin is pretty much always driven by our pride and so when we get ourselves into trouble it is a slap in the face to our pride as we realise we are not as good as we thought […]

The Real Jesus

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Late in the first century it was likely that John was the last remaining Apostle… the last eye-witness to the ministry of Jesus.  So when teaching began to rise in the churches that called into question the message of the gospel that John and the other Apostles had proclaimed he responded by writing a letter.  This […]