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Entries in Doctrine & Devotion (42)

Sunday
Jan172016

Shutting Down The Idol Factory

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:20–21

     And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

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Shutting Down The Idol Factory

Sunday
Jan102016

Sin, Satan, and the Savior

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:18–19

     We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
     We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

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Sin, Satan, and the Savior

Sunday
Jan032016

When Someone Falls

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:16–17

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

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When Someone Falls

Sunday
Nov222015

Are You Sure?

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:13–15

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

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Are You Sure?

Sunday
Nov152015

Eternity on Trial

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:9–12

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

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Eternity on Trial

Sunday
Nov082015

Your Jesus is Too Small

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:6–8

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

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Your Jesus is Too Small

Sunday
Nov012015

The Victorious Christian Life

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:4–5

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

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The Victorious Christian Life

Sunday
Oct252015

Learning to Love and Obey

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 5:1–3

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

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Learning to Love and Obey

Sunday
Oct182015

The Message and Meaning of Love

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 4:14–21

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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The Message and Meaning of Love

Sunday
Oct112015

Abiding and Assurance

From the sermon series, “Doctrine & Devotion: A Study in the First Epistle of John”

Sermon text: 1 John 4:13

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

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Abiding and Assurance