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1 John

Epilogue

Pastor Dave Romoser • December 17, 2017 • 1 John 5:13-21

John closes his letter to his “Dear children” with specific intentions of clarity and what appears to be a peculiar warning

The Kingdom and the Cross

Pastor Dave Romoser • December 10, 2017 • 1 John 5:1-12

John begins to wind down his letter by reminding his readers of the critical victory won at Calvary. This was the event that changed everything. This was the conflict the entire story of Israel had been leading up to. The rightful King had landed and the new world had begun as love conquered the final enemy

The One Thing That Blocks Your Experience of God's Love

Pastor Dave Romoser • December 3, 2017 • 1 John 4:13-21

How do you know that God lives in you? Or that you live in Him? John gets to the heart of that question in the simple, yet extraordinarily profound truth that “God is love.” For John this isn’t just “true”.. it’s a fundamental reality with all kinds of implications

It's All About Love

Pastor Dave Romoser • November 26, 2017 • 1 John 4:7-12

Getting to the heart of the letter, John returns to the theme of "loving one another" for the final time with a determination to ensure that we don't overlook the obvious or minimize that which is both profoundly simple and humanly impossible

Testing the Spirits

Pastor Dave Romoser • November 19, 2017 • 1 John 3:23-4:6

John gives wise insight, as well as a surprising reminder, as he addresses his “dear children” who are seeking to understand how to discern what is true and of God in the midst of the tension of disagreements and differing voices among them

How Do You Know?

Pastor Dave Romoser • 1 John 3:18-24

In a day when you never really knew where you stood with the gods and given the prevailing questions dividing this early community of believers, John gives reassurance to all those - then and now - who wrestle with feelings of guilt and shame, wondering if they're doing enough to remain in God's love

A Necessary Disruption

Pastor Dave Romoser • November 5, 2017 • 1 John 3:16-18

John gives a brilliant commentary on what it means to be human and invites us to welcome a disruption at the core of our being in order to more fully experience the love of God flowing in us and through us

The Gathering of Newsong Fellowship

Pastor Dave Romoser • October 29, 2017 • 1 John 3:11-16

According to John, love for one another is the evidence of our being part of the life that is the real life Story & Baptism: Garrett Gibbs

Filled With Potential

Pastor Dave Romoser • October 22, 2017 • 1 John 3:1-10

In chapter 3, John moves into a direct, but somewhat odd discussion about sin and seems to draw some equally odd conclusions.

Antichrists & Annointing

Pastor Dave Romoser • October 15, 2017 • 1 John 2:18-28

John addresses one of the sources of tension within his community and reminds them of who they really are in Christ

Passing, Practicing & Abiding

Pastor Dave Romoser • October 8, 2017 • 1 John 2:15-17

Learning to live in the life that Jesus keeps insisting is available through Him, requires that we be aware of certain - and sometimes subtle - dangers found in this life

My Dear Children

Pastor Dave Romoser • October 1, 2017 • 1 John 1:8-2:11

John addresses the division in his community with compassion and a reminder of that which is most important

Practicing Reality

Pastor Dave Romoser • September 24, 2017 • 1 John 1:5-7

More than any other gospel writer, John speaks of "light" and "truth" in reference to Jesus. But if we miss the the impact of these profound metaphors, we'll miss what is central to John's understanding of the gospel.

The Eternal Experience

Pastor Dave Romoser • September 17, 2017 • 1 John 1:1-4

John opens his first pastoral letter with a proclamation often missed and loaded with the potential for us to reimagine the implications of the message of Jesus in tangible and transformative ways