Sermons on 1 John

Cultivating Spiritual Discernment (1John 4:1-6)

  Sermon Outline   Introduction – A Story on Spiritual Discernment or lack thereof What is Discernment? Ability to decide between truth and error. Ability to judge well What is Spiritual Discernment? Distinguishing right and wrong in the areas of spiritual teaching and living. Recognizing the difference between denominational distinctives and true Christian teaching that…

Battling Sin by Abiding in Christ

Sermon Outline of 1John 2:28-3:10   Abide in Christ (1Jn 2:28) Motivations for abiding in Christ Why would you care about abiding in Christ and fighting against sin in your life? When he comes there are only 2 ways to meet him (1Jn 2:28) John wants us to come in confidence. Meeting Christ ashamed is meeting…

Antichrists (1John 2:18-27)

Sermon Outline Introduction John gives his 3rd endearing term of address. (1Jn 2:18) First thing John teaches us is that it is the last hour. Jesus and the gospel writers spoke about the ‘last days’ (Acts 2:17, 2Tim 3:1, 2Pt 3:3) It isn’t just the hour when Jesus died for the sins of people, (Jn…

Whom or what do you love? (1John 2:15-17)

Sermon Outline The Love of the World What do you love? (1Jn 2:15) What does it mean to love? Love is a sacrificial pursuit/service of one’s life for the benefit of another. (John 15:13) Love seeks to encourage, to build up, to strengthen the faith walk of another. [1Cor 13:4-8a Love is (insert in PPT)]…

The Command to Love (1John 2:7-14)

Sermon Outline Russell Martin Stendal John’s Command to Love Beloved (1Jn 2:7a) Love is an old command (1Jn 2:7, 4:7-8, 2Cor 13:11, Gen 24:27, Jn 17:24) Rooted in character of God Rooted in Creation Order Rooted in the Law (Dt 6:5, Lev 19:18) Love is a new command (1Jn 2:8) Rooted in Christ’s Example (Jn…

1John 2:1-6 The Imitation of Christ

Sermon Outline Imitation is the best form of flattery (1Jn 2:6) The Imitation of Christ Choosing not to sin (1Jn 2:1a, 1Cor 10:13, John 5:14) Keeping his commandments/words (1Jn 2:3, 5) Walking like Christ (1Jn 2:6) So how did Jesus walk? So are you ready to live a life of submission? Only happen because we…

Growing in your fellowship with God and Others

Sermon Outline Introduction (1Jn 1:3) The Character/Nature of God as Revealer (1Jn 1:5) Notice he didn’t say Light is God. What does light do? Light illuminates things. Brings understanding, clarity, sense of perception. Light reduces stress and depression. Light causes growth. An allusion to God’s revealed identity and function in the world and not to…