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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

July 2, 2017

We Know Enough

Speaker: Paul Boulware Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 2:1–2:41

June 18, 2017

Jesus' Master Plan

Speaker: Cavin Miller Series: Turn the World Upside Down Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Acts 1:8

June 11, 2017

The Gift of Community

Speaker: GR Thompson Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Psalm 27:17

June 4, 2017

Joy Filled Giving

Speaker: Justin Koenigshof Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Matthew 19:16–19:26

May 28, 2017

We Don't know How to Pray

Speaker: Cody Cannon Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Luke 11:1–11:13

May 21, 2017

Confident Service

Speaker: Scott Palmer Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 3:16–3:22

May 14, 2017

Jesus, Our Only True Hope

Speaker: Tom Nelson Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Philippians 3:1–3:16

April 30, 2017

Confidently Free

Speaker: Jake Hosier Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Galatians 5:1–5:25

April 23, 2017

Overflowing Confidence

Speaker: Cavin Miller Series: Confident Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 Corinthians 5:14–5:21

April 16, 2017

Easter Celebration

Speaker: James Tsang Series: Easter Topic: Sunday Message

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