My 9/13/15AM sermon, Abiding in Our Confession, from 1 John 2:22-25, is now online. The sermon is our there for your benefit, but I think this sermon affected me by pointing me to how confessing Christ as my Savior and Lord is manifested in abiding in Him for eternity. I push back against this at times seeking to carve out some other rogue identity. But only an identity in Him — highlighting who He is and what He’s done — will last forever. I hope this sermon helps you, too.
My 9/6/15AM sermon, You Know It from 1 John 2:18-21, is now online. In this sermon, I unpacked John’s heart for the believer’s identity, a relationship with God through Jesus manifested in community and relevant for the here and now. I hope you find this helpful.
My 8/30/15AM sermon, Loving the World from 1 John 2:15-17 is now online. This sermon was a difficult one for me to prepare for. Part of the reason has to do with how much sloppy application is thrown around using this passage as the springboard. I wanted to make sure I understood exactly what John was saying and then proceed accordingly. The gist? Our identity can’t be wrapped in the world, after all the world is fading away with all that offers. It’s doing the will of God and abiding in the Father’s love that is the “forever” stuff. If our identity is there, loving the world won’t be an issue. Hope you’re helped by this one.