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The Old New Commandment

1 John 2:7-11 Introduction I. The Commandment Itself A. It is an “old” commandment B. It is a “new” commandment C. It is the command to “love one another” II. The effect of not keeping this Commandment  A. One “is in darkness” B. One “does not know where he is going” III. The effect of […]

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1 John 2:1-6 Big Idea: We truly know Jesus when we keep His commandments because He is our advocate with God the Father. I. Knowing Jesus when You Sin (vv 1-2) II. Knowing Jesus when You Obey Him (vv 3-4) III. Knowing Jesus when You Walk in Him (vv 5-6)  

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When Sin Meets Forgiveness

1 John 1:5-10 1. Introduction 2. “God is light”, therefore… (v 5) 3. “Walk in the light” (vv 6-7) so that: i. You have fellowship with one another and; ii. Cleansing from your sins 4. So don’t deny sin, confess it (vv 8-10) 5. Conclusion Summary: God is light. And because He is light, we […]

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What is True Christianity?

1 John 1:1-4 True Christianity is Jesus Christ – revealed, testified & proclaimed and experienced with joy. 1. True Christianity is Jesus Christ revealed (v 1) 2. True Christianity is Jesus Christ testified and proclaimed (v 2) 3. True Christianity is Jesus Christ experienced (v 3) 4. True Christianity is great joy in Jesus Christ […]

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Missions Misunderstood

by Dr Louis Sutton Acts 1:4-8 I. Misunderstandings happen a. Story – “Faki” (name of the guard for our house compound in Chad) i. He misunderstood my words ii. He misunderstood my heart iii. He misunderstood my plans b. That’s OK – I hadn’t fully explained II. The Disciples Misunderstood a. But Jesus’ disciples misunderstood […]

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Colossians 1:24-29 Big Idea: We can labour hard for Christ alone by focusing on Christ alone in Christ’s Power alone. I. By Remembering Christ’s faithful servants (vv 24-25) II. By Resting In Christ (The Hope of Glory) (vv 26-28) III. By Relying on Christ’s Power (v 29)

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God’s in Control so Rejoice!

1 Samuel 2:1-10 1. Introduction 2. God is unique (vv 1-2) i. No one rescues like Him ii. No one protects like Him 3. God humbles and exalts (vv 3-8a) i. Don’t be arrogant ii. Don’t be discouraged 4. God rules over everything (vv 8b-10) i. God will establish His people ii. God will shatter […]

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The Meaning of Praise

Psalm 149:1-9 We are to praise our God in: 1. Times of blessing (vv 1-3) Three commands: To sing (v 1) To be glad (v 2) To praise His Name (v 3) 2. Times of suffering (vv 4-5) The way God views those who are afflicted: a. He takes pleasure in them (v 4a) b. He beautifies […]

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