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1 John 1; Jesus Is God

1 John 1; Jesus Is God

July 28, 2012

Who wrote it?:  The Apostle John

To Whom:  Gentle Christians

When: Around 82-90 AD.

It’s always about Jesus Christ!  Always!

The Logos of Zoe!   1 John 1:1

John writes Jesus is God!     The Logos: With God and Was God,

All things were made.  The light of men.  The Word became flesh.  Gospel of John 1:1-14.

By God’s Word the Heaven’s existed.  2 Peter 3:5,

The Sword of the Lord;  God’s Word.  Eph. 6:17.

The Life!   Eternal Life.    1 john 1:2.   The  Way, Truth & Life  John 14:6.

Christ Alone

Anything But Christ:  Cults.   

Christ + _______  religion. 

The Heart’s Passion of the Church:   Proclaim the Truth, Fellowship, Joy!  1 John 1:3.-4. 

God is Light no darkness :   1 John 1:5.  

Root > Fruit:   1 John 1:6-7.   not “works > self-righteousness” 

No Change,  No Change.   

New Creation > New  Actions:   2 Cr. 5;17-21.  

Not Counting Men’s Sins Against them.  2 Cor. 5:19.  That’s the goal ! 

Imputation:   2 Cr. 5:21.   A Legal Transaction.

A Prerequisite for Heaven is you MUST be a sinner.  1 John. 1:8-10.  

“Not perfect but not bad: is not repenting”. 

If you reject Jesus there is no more sacrifice for sin.   Hbr. 10:26-30. 

Turn and Trust Your life to Jesus Christ continually. 

2 Peter 3; Last Day Scoffers

2 Peter 3; Last Day Scoffers

July 21, 2012

2 Peter 3;  Last Day Scoffers

Written as reminders to stimulate wholesome thinking.  2 Peter 3:1

(2Pe 3:2 NIV) - I want you to recall

1. the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and

**Old Testament**

2. the command given by our Lord and Savior  --  through your apostles. **New Testament**

Last Day Scoffers:  2 Peter 3:3-5.

When you Deliberately Forget God, God gives you over. Romans 1:24-32

Destroyed by water, destroyed by fire.  2 Peter 3:6– 8, Gen. 1:6-7.

God’s Patience.  2 Peter 3:8-9.

Jesus prophesies about the end times.  False christs & prophets.

Matt 24:21-27.  600 yrs later, Muhammad & Islam, 2000 yrs Joseph Smith & Mormons

Looking forward to Home a New Heaven & Earth:   Pe 3:10-13.  Rev. 21:1-8.

A Strict Warning:  Rev. 21:8,

1. My opinion doesn’t matter;  I can’t judge you.

2. Your opinion doesn’t matter; You can’t say what is right or wrong.

3. What God says is all that matters.   What does God say?

Homosexuality is sin.  1 Cr. 6:9-10.

BUT:  1 Cr. 6:11  Washed, Sanctified, Justified.

A righteousness from God apart from the law.   Romans 3:21-26.

So then,  Make Every Effort. . . . . 2 Peter 3:14-15.

Peter mentions Paul. 2 Pe 3:16.

Therefore:   Be On Your Guard.   2 Pe 3:17 and 18.

2 Peter 2: What’s The Big Idea?

2 Peter 2: What’s The Big Idea?

July 14, 2012

This week I am keeping the entire sermon together.  48 whooping minutes of God Talk!

A warning of false teachers.

Life, death and freedom hinge on what you believe.

Governments, politics, wars, religions are all ideas.

A godless society is blood thirsty society.

Double Standard: Evil is allowed to lie.

That is why Mormonism can say they follow Jesus Christ.

Book of Judges:  17:6, 2:10-11.

God has commanded us to Love Him.  Exd. 20:1-3, 31:13.  Romans 12:1-2.

False Teacher’s among us: 2:4-6,

God punishes sin by killing unrepentant people and sending them to hell.

Heart check:  Why does that bother you?

God rescues people on an individual basis.  2 Peter 2:7-9

A description of false teacher’s motives:  2 Peter 2:10-15.

What’s the deal with Balaam?  A real prophet with serious issues. Num. 24:1, 2 Peter 2:16.

Empty promises from false teachers:   2 Peter 17-19.

Uh oh, can we loose our salvation?   2 Peter 2:20.

No:   It’s guaranteed:  2 Cor, 1:22, 5:5, Eph.  1:14.

We are NEW CREATIONS:  2 Cr. 5:17-19.

False Teachers are not new creations.  No Change, No Change!

John 2:18-20,   2 Peter 2:21-22.  Always a dog, always a sow.

Call to action:   Love God with all  your heart! 5 disciplines.

Train your children to do the same.

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