Tag Archives: 1 John

Test The Spirits

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Christ In The Midst of The Church – 3

Pastor’s Note: We’re continuing on from where we left off the week before Christmas. If you want to review, here is the link: Christ In The Midst of The Church – 2 Christ Jesus in our midst is the key … Continue reading

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Peace Without Worry – 2

Scripture Text – Philippians 4:1-9 The antidote to worry is the secure mind: “And the peace of God . . . will guard (guard like a soldier at a garrison) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” When you have … Continue reading

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Illustrated Message 1/04/2023

1 John 1:5 From him Refers to Jesus. God is light A common metaphor in the Old Testament and Jewish literature for God’s perfection (for example: Psalm 4:6; Isaiah 60:1–2). God’s light serves as a beacon for the righteous and … Continue reading

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Not From Them

Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the LORD my God and prayed: “I am too ashamed and disgraced, my … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Accountability – 3

Scripture Text – Ezekiel 18-21 Responsibility is one of the major themes of these four chapters. By dealing with the subject of personal and national responsibility, Ezekiel was able to answer the frequent complaints of the people that the Lord … Continue reading

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The Perfect Revelation of The Lord – 3

Scripture Text – Psalm 19 Many church lectionaries assigns this psalm to be read on Christmas Day, when the “Sun of Righteousness” came into the world (Malachi 4:2) and the “Living Word” was laid in the manger (John 1:14). The … Continue reading

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The More Important Things – 2

Scripture Text – Luke 17 Jesus was preparing His disciples for the time when He would no longer be with them and they would be ministering to others in His place. It was a critical period in their lives and … Continue reading

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The More Important Things – 1

Scripture Text – Luke 17 We start out this study with Jesus on His way to Jerusalem while He continues to teach His disciples and prepare them for what He would suffer there. But He was also preparing them for … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Joy – 3

Scripture Text – Philippians 1:1-11 That word fellowship seems to mean many things to many different people. Perhaps, like a worn coin, it may be losing its true impression. If so, we had better take some steps to rescue it. … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Joy – 2

Scripture Text – Philippians 1:1-11 That word fellowship seems to mean many things to many different people. Perhaps, like a worn coin, it may be losing its true impression. If so, we had better take some steps to rescue it. … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Joy – 1

Scripture Text – Philippians 1:1-11 That word fellowship seems to mean many things to many different people. Perhaps, like a worn coin, it may be losing its true impression. If so, we had better take some steps to rescue it. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Weapons of Choice – 1

Scripture Text – Judges 3 The weapons we fight with as Christian soldiers engaged in spiritual warfare, are not the weapons of the world. That statement could have been made by a alien from space in a science-fiction novel or … Continue reading

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Faithful To Himself

Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not pay any attention to you.” – 2 Kings 3:14. My dear … Continue reading

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Stay Alert, Stay Vigilant – 5

Scripture Text – Nehemiah 7 A city is much more than walls, gates, and houses; a city is made up of its people. In the first half of Nehemiah’s book, the people existed for the walls; but now the walls … Continue reading

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Perfect Rest, God’s Way

Simply put, rest is freedom from work or activity. The source of the Christian doctrine of rest is the rest of God Himself, who, after completing the work of Creation in six days, “rested on the seventh day from all … Continue reading

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When You Least Expect It

SOMETIMES good happens to us when we least expect it. Sometimes we receive far more good than we deserve. When Jacob learned that Esau was approaching (Genesis 32:6), he was terrified. Here was his older twin brother—the brother that he … Continue reading

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Love One Another

Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write to you, which … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Grow Up! – 2

Scripture Text – Galatians 4:1-18 He Explains Their Adoption – Continued Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is … Continue reading

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False, False, False Teachers! – 2

Scripture Text – 2 Peter 2:1-9 We continue with Peters warning to the church to be alert and vigilant. This is a continuation of the first of the three aspects addressing the subject of false teachers in the church. The … Continue reading

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