A Greater Testimony

Sermon Notes:   1. Three Witnesses. a) If Jesus is the Son of God, you must follow Him and make Him the Lord of your life. b) The testimony of God: the water, the blood, and the Spirit declare Jesus is God’s Son.   2. Faith in the Son. a) You don’t have to search…

Faith That Overcomes

Sermon Notes:   1. Those who truly believe are born again! 2. Love marks us as God’s children, members of His family! 3. God’s commands are designed to facilitate and encourage love. 4. Living God’s way is freeing, not burdensome! 5. By faith we overcome the world!     Questions for further thought or discussion:…

Love Is, Love Does

Sermon Notes:   1. Love Is. a) Agape love is selfless, gracious, and actively doing good for the one loved. b) God’s love is best revealed through the sending of Jesus and His work on the cross.   2. Love Does. a) If we properly understand God’s love, we will begin to share that same…

Deception

Sermon Notes:   1. Our minds and beliefs can be easily influenced. 2. Question everything you read and hear. 3. Confession of Jesus is more than just saying the words. 4. If the world completely accepts everything we teach we might want to rethink what we are teaching. 5. We don’t have to be afraid…

Love In Deed

Sermon Notes:   1. The Heart of Cain a) Cain responded to his brother’s righteousness with envy and hatred. b) We must confront our own hateful thinking and ask for forgiveness.   2. The Love of Jesus Christ a) Jesus showed that true love is sacrificial and charitable. b) Perhaps the most tangible way we…

A Child’s Life

Sermon Notes:   1. Children of God. a) Genuine Christians grow to display the characteristics of their Father. b) When Christ returns, we will be like Him.   2. Rejecting Sin. a) Sin is the opposite of Christ’s will and He came to destroy it. b) Christians should reject/confront sin and choose obedience.    …

Rest Assured

Sermon Notes:   1.   Opponents of Truth a) Jesus gives us everything we need by His Word and His Spirit. b) False teachers deny Christ and His teaching.   2. Abiding in Christ a) Abiding in Christ means abiding in His teaching. b) Christians have no need for new teaching or human enlightenment.    …

The Law Of Love

Sermon Notes:   1. One Commandment a) The one great commandment is to love. b) Jesus gives full meaning to the great command. c) As believers, the core virtue of our lives is love.   2. One Desire a) Beware of worldly desires that do not satisfy the soul. b) There is only one way…

Faith That Transforms

Sermon Notes:   1. Faith that Transforms. a) God is Light, His very nature illuminates life. b) True faith transforms the believer’s understanding and behavior. c) Confession gives us access to grace.   2. What Jesus Did. a) Jesus bears God’s wrath and turns it to favor! b) Those who truly grasp His grace will…

Eternal Life

Sermon Notes:   1. It’s Personal. a) John’s message was about someone he knew personally. b) To know Jesus personally, we must strive to hear Him, see Him, and touch Him.   2. Eternal Life. a) Eternal life is knowing the Father and the Son. b) The goal of our message is for others to…