Confidence - Mark Brauss

November 27th, 2016

☼  Real Life? …. I John 5:11-12

 

 

     ⌂ The Dynamic of Choice …. Ephesians 2:12-13

 

 

 

     ⌂ Life in a Name ….. John 20:31

 

 

 

☼ Security ….. I John 5:13

                                                       

 

            → What is eternal life? …. Philippians 3:20-21

 

 

 

          →  Identity & Assurance …. John 10:28-30

 

 

 

☼ Approaching God….. I John 5:14-15

 

  • He hears us ! ← →   • He answers us !

 

 

          ⌂  What is He hearing from you?..... Ephesians 3:12

 

 

         ⌂  What are you asking of Him? .…. Hebrews 4:16

 

 

 

          

 

         

 

 

 

☼  The Problem of Sin ….. I John 5:16-17

 

            ⌂  When others sin….. James 5:19-20

 

⌂  Sin leads to death? ….. I Corinthians 11:27-30

 

 

 

☼   Knowledge of 5 Truths …… I John 5:18-19

 

  1. A believer does not continue to sin.

 

  1. Jesus keeps believers safe.

 

  1. The evil one cannot harm a believer.

 

  1. A believer is a child of God.

 

  1. The world is under the control of the evil one.

 

 

☼  Understanding…. I John 5:20-21

 

            → Do you know Him who is true?

 

 

          → Is Jesus Christ the true God and eternal Life?

 

 

► Application

 

          ⌂  Do I have eternal life?

 

⌂  What is the Lord hearing from you?

 

⌂  Am I involved in a sin that may destroy my life?

 

⌂  Do I understand the powerful truths in this passage?

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Backwards Advice and Strange Symbols - Jim Villalobos

November 20th, 2016

1 John 5:1-12

Deep Thoughts about Love (1-3)

Overcoming the World (4-5)

God's Three Testimonies (6-9)

Believe for Life (10-12)

 

 

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No Fear, No Hate - Bob Levin

November 13th, 2016

How would Jesus love? - 1 John 4:17

  • 1 John 2:28-3:3
  • Hebrews 12:2

No fear - 1 John 4:18

  • Joshua 1:9
  • Luke 12:32
  • Philippians 4:4-6
  • 2 Timothey 1:7

   "Safety is not the absence of danger, safety is in the presence of God. Fear takes away your power, it takes away your love and it takes away our sound mind. When youa re consumed with protecting yourself, you are not concerned for others." - Dalia Farid Fadel

Relying on His love - 1 John 4:19

  • 1 John 4:7, 10, 16

No hate - 1 John 4:20-21

    Hurt >>>> Anger >>>> Hate-bitterness

  • Hebrews 12:15
  • Ephesians 4:26

     Love your enemies? - Romans 12:17-21

     Peace with everybody? - Romans 12:17-18

     Don't take revenge - Romans 12:19

  • Ephesians 4:32
  • John 2:24-25
  • Matthew 10:16
  • 1 Peter 2:23

     Agape equation - Romans 12:20-21

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Love In Bold Colors - Bob Levin

November 6th, 2016

"It's Greet to me" . . . black & white vs living color - 1 John 4:7-8

  • philantia - love of self
  • ludus - playful love
  • pragma - longstanding love, cooperation
  • eros - sexual passion
  • phileo - friendship love, give & take (phileo is not enough - Luke 6:32-34)
  • Agape - selfless love; love for everyone - Matthew 22:37-40

A picture's worth a thousand words ... agape for dummies

positive, good intent for all - 1 John 4:9

John 3:16

Luke 18:35-43

John 4:7-9, 27

sacrificial - 1 John 4:10

Philippians 2:5-8

2 Corinthians 8:9

Matthew 16:24

humble - 1 John 4:10

Philippians 2:7-8

Matthew 6:3-4

Matthew 5:16

John 13:13-17

Agape - a cosmic experience - 1 John 4:10-16

John 15:5

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