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Walking in the Light

Likely written by John, Jesus’ beloved disciple and the author of John’s Gospel, the writer of this epistle urged readers to return to three basic aspects of Christian life: devotion, obedience to Jesus, and adherence to true doctrine. Scholars suggest that First John was written within the last twenty years of the first century and addressed to the churches in the region surrounding Ephesus (modern day western Turkey). Unlike Paul’s writing, which proceeds in a linear form and develops a sustained theological argument throughout the body of his letters, 1 John follows a circular pattern, touching on several critical subjects to which he eventually returns. John was primarily concerned with urging readers (particularly those “little children,” many half hearted in their commitment to Jesus) to grow in faith, by refining their understanding of theology; obedience, by “sharpening their ethical rigor;” and love, by increasing their devotion to Jesus.[1] Because of what God has done through sending his son, the writer calls Christians to live transformed lives with their attention and affection fixed on Jesus. God is love and light, and out of this He has caused Christians, through Jesus, to receive new life. In this new life Christians receive the Spirit (and spiritual understanding) that causes them to be “from God” and “of the truth” rather than “of the world” and “of the devil” (1 John 3:10). The distinction made by this plain speaking “son of thunder” (Mark 3:17) could hardly be more absolute! Because God has made us alive through Jesus, we have the Spirit. And to know God results in transformed behavior

May 20, 2018

Navigating End Times

Speaker: Gil Stieglitz Series: Walking in the Light Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 2:18–2:29

May 13, 2018

Knowing Jesus-A Litmus Test

Speaker: Yuan Cheng Series: Walking in the Light Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 2:3–2:17

May 6, 2018

You Can Know

Speaker: Jeff Kreiser Series: Walking in the Light Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 1:1–2:2

March 11, 2018

To Be Content and Concerned

Speaker: Cody Cannon Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 4:10–4:23

March 4, 2018

Our Minds, Our Practices and God's Peace

Speaker: Jeff Kreiser Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 4:8–4:9

February 25, 2018

Money and Politics

Speaker: Paul Boulware Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 4:1–4:7

February 18, 2018

Sprinting Through the Finish Line

Speaker: Yuan Cheng Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 3:12–3:21

February 11, 2018

The Road less Taken

Speaker: Scott Palmer Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 3:12–3:21

February 4, 2018

Joy that Leads to Obedience || Obedience that Leads to Joy

Speaker: Tom Nelson Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 3:1–3:11

January 28, 2018

We Before Me

Speaker: Jeff Kreiser Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 2:1–2:11

January 21, 2018

To Live is Christ

Speaker: Cavin Miller Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 1:19–1:30

January 14, 2018

The Definition of a Christian

Speaker: Tom Nelson Series: Greater Than Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 1:1–1:18

December 24, 2017

Good News of Great Joy

Speaker: Cavin Miller Series: Advent: Putting Jesus Back into Christmas Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Luke 2:8–2:14

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