First Epistle of John

Blessed Assurance

This sermon is the 11th and final sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. It focuses on the fifth chapter, verses 13-21 which provides assurance of eternal life, assurance of answered prayer, and assurance of divine protection. The video recording of the worship service in which this sermon…


Witnesses to the Truth

This is the 10th sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon is based on 1 John 5:6-12 where the Apostle John writes concerning the witness or testimony that confirms the truth about Jesus, the truth about the testimony itself, and the truth about eternal life. The…


What It Means to Be Saved

This is the 9th sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon is based on 1 John 5:1-5 where the Apostle John speaks about three different evidences of conversion or saving faith. To be saved means we believe certain truths, we love God and others, and we…


God Is Love

This is the 8th sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon is based on 1 John 4:7-21 and presents John’s message regarding the topic of love. John declares the eternal truth, “God is love.” Then he describes other aspects of love that logically follow from that…


Godly Discernment

This is the seventh sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. The sermon examines verses 1-6 of chapter four and covers the theme of discernment as the Apostle John urges his readers to┬átest every spirit┬áto see if they are of God. Spiritual or godly discernment is a necessary…


Children of God – Part 2

This is the sixth sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon covers the second part of chapter 3, which speaks of qualities that should be evident in a child of God. Those who are interested in viewing a video recording of the worship service in which…


Growing in Christ

This sermon is the fourth in a series of messages through the book of First John. This message covers 1 John 2:12-29 and speaks about the theme of spiritual maturity. In this passage, John addresses believers who are in various stages of spiritual development and tells them what spiritual maturity will enable them to do….


Jesus Is Our Advocate

This is the third sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message is based on 1 Jn. 2:1-11 and focuses on the implications of the fact that Jesus Christ is our Advocate. This passage of Scripture describes the ministry of our Advocate as well as the consequences…


God Is Light

This sermon is the second sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message is based on 1 Jn. 1:5-10 and focuses on a statement about God (God is light), as well as the additional implications of that fact which follow. If God is light then His children…


John, Jesus and Joy

This sermon is the first in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message begins by providing limited background the Apostle John, who is the author, and the rise of false teachers, which is the occasion for the letter. The remainder of the message focuses on John’s description of…