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“Final Testimonies / Admonitions / Encouragements”

“Truth. Love. JESUS!” That has been our theme these past many weeks.

John thought those themes so important he repeated them throughout this book.

As we draw to a close, may we must never forget the TRUTH that Jesus died and rose for our sins and eternal life; the LOVE that is God and exhibited through that sacrifice; and the One who all history and salvation centers around, JESUS HIMSELF!

May we always hold to this TRUTH and LOVE, found in JESUS!

“This is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

1 John 5:11


  • 1 John 5:6-21

“TO US & FOR US: The Savior Jesus” An Advent Sermon Series

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

This passage from the prophet Isaiah tells us that God is going to send Someone who would rule, save, and be everything we need.

This, of course, was fulfilled in the Person of Jesus – God’s Son.

As we prepare for His coming during this Advent season, we are going to take a look at four specific ways that Jesus would fulfill this: as a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace!

These are wonderful descriptions of both who Jesus is and what He came to do!

Below highlights more specifics of the weekly themes and what we will cover.

I hope you’ll join us as we prepare for this Savior, Jesus, who came to and and for us!

God bless your preparation!

God With Us When We’re Down

November 29

Jesus’ incarnation means that we have a God Who not only knows what we’re going through because He made us and knows everything, but also because He became like us in the flesh! So when we are down or going through a difficult time, we can go to Him and know He not only knows what we’re going through, but can empathize with us and do something about it! And His counsel is always best, right, loving, and caring! What an awesome God we have with us in Jesus!

  • Isaiah 40:1-11
  • Romans 8:26-27
  • Hebrews 4:15-16

God With Us in Our Weakness

December 6

One of the many things this pandemic has taught us is just how powerless we are! We seem to be dragged into situations and predicaments we feel helpless to change. Working and schooling from home, or mandates of what will or will not be open (and the loss of livelihood that may follow!), and other things can make us feel, well, weak. But we have a God who is mighty and nothing that is or can happen is too big for Him! His is over all of this and, because He loves and cares for us, we know that His power is exercised in a way that will work out for our good! That’s His mighty promise – and He always keeps His Word! The Incarnation is proof of that! So rise up, mighty child of God! Your Savior has come!

  • Psalm 89:1-29
  • Jeremiah 23:5-8

God With Us Beyond Temporary Hardships

December 13

Our lives are temporary. By extension, so are all our hardships and troubles. Every difficulty we are going through will end! We often forget that. We also forget that, through Jesus, we have an eternity to look forward to where there will be no crying or hardships or pain. Those will have passed away forever! When we backup and look at our current challenges through that lens, it is a lot easier to endure them and see them for what they are – a very small, very temporary setback that will be forgotten!

  • John 8:58
  • Romans 8:18
  • Revelation 21:1-6

God With Us Through the Chaos

December 20

“Peace” seems pretty fleeting in our current world, country, and culture. Yet that’s what we’re called to! We are to be the ambassadors of God’s peace in our families, our communities, and our culture. That doesn’t mean there will be no hostilities around us, but that in and through them, we are sharing the One who brings peace amidst and through the chaos. We share the coming Jesus as the One through whom chaos and hostilities have been conquered. We share Jesus, Who blesses the world with hope through the peace only He can – and has – given! Bring it, Lord!

  • John 14:27
  • Matthew 5:9

To Us & For Us: The Savior Jesus

CHRISTMAS EVE – December 24

“Love of the World – Love, Part 4”

Everyone struggles with something, and every struggle has its origin apart from God. That is, every sin comes from our love of the world instead of our love for God and His ways.

We have talked about our love of the world. Today, we go further in our work to put those loves aside and focus on the Love that really matters!

“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

1 John 5:4


  • 1 John 5:1-5

“Love – Part 3”

We have talked about the perfect example of the action of Love found in Jesus’ sacrifice. Today that is reiterated but we are also told of the perfect definition of the noun, “Love” – GOD!

How does that change our perception of people and how we should treat them? How does it change how we are to act?

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 4:8


  • 1 John 4:7-21

“Test the Spirits – Truth, Part 2”

THE POWER BLINKED OUT! That’s why those watching may have seen things freeze up and stop toward the very end of the sermon today. We apologize, but there was nothing we could do about that. God bless you as you live in “The Way, the Truth, and the Life,” Jesus Christ!


We have covered that already; specifically in regard to the Truth about Jesus. John reiterates the importance of that we need to “test the spirits” – measure them to see of they are of God or not. To see if they carry the Truth or not.

There is some take-away for our world as well. It is important that we “test” our leaders and what they tell us. Is it true, or not?

It makes a difference for our nation and world because, in all things, #TruthMatters!

This will become a clickable video link when closer to the service date/time.

“By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.”

1 John 4:2-3a


  • 1 John 4:1-6

“Love One Another – Love, Part 2”

Love is the greatest commandment, but what does it look like? The greatest example, of course, is the love shown to us and the world through the sacrificial love Jesus showed by giving up everything – even His life for us! He tells us to act in the the same way.

Love isn’t just a word or concept, it is played out in action!

Let us truly love one another – in everything!

“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”

1 John 3:16


  • 1 John 3:11-24

“God’s Children”

That God would call us His children is evidence of His highest love! It is truly amazing!!

Now, what do we do, now that we are His children? Do we do our best to live as members of His family, or pretend that we aren’t even a part of it?

Of course, we will sin, but have we resigned ourselves to it and given up, or do we allow for the struggle and strive toward the ways of our Father in our daily walk? This will show who our “father” is!

This will become a clickable video link when closer to the service date/time.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

1 John 3:1


  • 1 John 2:28—3:10

“Truth – Part 1”

#TruthMatters! That is to be realized most within Scripture and theology itself. If we get that wrong, it leads to heresy and even antichrists! It leads to eternal death. Why do we take such care of our doctrine? Because #TruthMatters! Big time!

“Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:22


  • 1 John 2:18-27

“Love of the World – Part 1”

The world is corrupt. We know that. But that doesn’t keep us from desiring much of it – a lot! We spend so much time fulfilling our worldly desires – and to what end? What is the end of that pursuit and why is it futile – and even harmful? Finally, what are we to do about it?

“If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

1 John 2:15b


  • 1 John 2:15-17

“Children / Fathers / Young Adults”

The Word of God and His commandment of Love is for young and old and everything in between. But it plays out slightly differently within our different stages of life. Same message. Increasing understanding.

“Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.”

1 John 2:10


  • 1 John 2:7-14

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