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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

October 8, 2017

Worship in Wonder

Speaker: Roli Resendez Series: Bodybuilding Topic: Sunday Message

October 1, 2017

Family on Mission

Speaker: Jeff Keiser Series: Bodybuilding Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Romans 12:3–12:5

September 17, 2017

What Thankfulness says about You

Speaker: Jeff Keiser Series: Thankfulness Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Psalm 136

September 10, 2017

Road Work Ahead

Speaker: Roli Resendez Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 26:1–26:32

September 3, 2017

Finding Our Voice

Speaker: Tom Nelson Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 17:15–17:34

August 13, 2017

Already Sent

Speaker: Jeff Keiser Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message

August 6, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers

Speaker: Cavin Miller Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 10

July 23, 2017

Belonging

Speaker: Vladimir Diaz-Ochoa Series: Turn the World Upside Down Verse: Acts 4–7

July 16, 2017

A Prayer for Boldness

Speaker: Danny Lovett Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 4:23–4:37

July 9, 2017

Devoted

Speaker: Justin Koenigshof Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 2:37–2:47

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