Sermon Series

1 JOHN: REAL FAITH

                       

As we begin our fall season, we turn the spotlight upon
1 John, where the apostle contrasts real faith with a fake and phony faith.  Anybody can say that they have faith, but is it the real deal or a false façade?  That’s why the expression “we know” appears sixteen times in 1 John.  John repeatedly says that we can know if we have a living faith in Jesus or not.  We can know if we are a believer or just happen to feel good.  We can know if we are hearing Christ’s voice or just experiencing a temporary chemical imbalance in our brains.  It is of eternal importance that we have an authentic faith in Jesus.  That is why this seven-week series is called Real Faith.  
 
 
The sermon lineup is as follows:

 

September 9/10                Real Gospel             1 John 1:1–4
September 16/17              Real Confession      1 John 1:5–2:2
September 23/24              Real Satisfaction     1 John 2:12–17
September 30/October 1  Real Change            1 John 3:1–7
October 7/8                       Real Love                1 John 3:14–20
October 14/15                   Real Relationships 1 John 4:7–12
October 21/22                   Real Victory             1 John 5:4–8

 

Sunday morning Adult Bible classes will be an in-depth study on this fascinating book.  Plans are as follows:

September 10, 17 and 24:           An Overview of 1 John
October 1:                                    1 John 2:3–11
October 8:                                    1 John 2:18–29
October 15:                                  1 John 3:20–21
October 22:                                  1 John 4:1–6; 5:6–8, 21