Sermons from August 2018

Sermons from August 2018

The Three Witnesses

1 John 5:6-12 God is truth. So the way He loves is entirely through truth. Being truthful. When He established Israel as His people, He commanded them to be truthful because that’s the path to life and peace. Telling the truth – getting to the truth – matters tremendously to God. The entire system that God set up required witnesses, truth tellers. Before a person was to be sentenced, he or she needed proved guilty or innocent by 2 or…

If You Love the Father

1 John 5:1-5 The Gospel is big enough and powerful enough to make us lovers of God and of every single sibling in our new family. If you’re sitting there wondering, am I really doing this? John says, “Look at your life. Look at your decisions. Look at your commitments. Look at all of it to see if you are living for God and obeying all of His commands. If you’re loving God with all your heart, soul, mind, and…

A Tangible Reality

1 John 4:7-21 Here’s the amazing thing – beyond amazing. John is saying that when you and I come together – Sundays, Wednesdays, throughout the week, in our homes perhaps – when we come together as God’s people to love each other like God loves, the invisible God becomes a tangible reality. Tangible means capable of being touched. It means actual, rather than invisible. It means definite, not vague, not elusive, not abstract, but concrete. When we show up to…
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