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Living The Life Of Light And Love

A Study of 1-3 John

The Love Test

October 17, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 4:13–21

In his epistles, the Apostle John often reminds us that we can “know that we dwell in him.” This assurance can be found in a simple test conducted on our Christian life: Is there fruit being produced in your life from the love of God being lived out through you?

Who Are You Listening To?

October 3, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 4:1–6

The Apostle John counsels us to be careful about the voices we listen to - to “try the spirits.” Whoever has our ear has our heart. How do we as God’s children develop the discernment to identify a false prophet?

A Confident Conscience

September 5, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 3:18–24

Our conscience is truly a gift from God. It is to the soul what pain is to the body. Satan uses sin to seduce and then sear our conscience. At the same time, the Spirit of God is trying to strengthen our conscience and help us to be discerning Christians, making wise decisions.

Cain or Christ?

August 29, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 3:10–24

One who is truly in Christ, and born of the Spirit, has one striking evidence of that new birth - LOVE. Love is an action word, and it shows up not only in word, but in deed in our Christian life. Scripture gives the contrast of this in the life of Cain versus the love that is imparted to us by Christ.

The Big Lie

August 22, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 3:4–10

Jesus Will Appear!

August 8, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 2:28—3:3

The Word of God makes it crystal clear that Jesus Christ will one day return for His church. What shape will He find us in? Will you be confident or ashamed before Him at His appearing? The fact of this future event should shape our present.

Would You Look At The Time!

August 1, 2021 • John Anderson • 1 John 2:18–27

“Three Things We Need to Know About the World” Part Two

July 18, 2021 • John Anderson

Here the Apostle John unmasks the age-old strategy of the devil to tempt us and get us to fall into sin. We must constantly evaluate our lives and check our motives. Time is passing! Soon we will meet our Savior!

“Three Things We Need to Know About the World” Part One

July 18, 2021 • John Anderson

God’s desire is for each one of His children to progress in their Christian life and continue to grow in Christ without being led astray by the pull of the world. The world is not our friend, and we must continually be on guard against the devices of the devil.

Are You Obeying THE Commandment?

July 11, 2021 • John Anderson

Trust+Obey=Assurance

July 4, 2021 • John Anderson

It's Time To Deal With Sin (Part Four)

June 27, 2021 • John Anderson

What a glorious gift is the forgiveness of our sins! Every one of us is guilty before a holy, righteous God, and can claim no remedy for our hopeless condition except for Jesus Christ, the “propitiation for our sins.” He satisfied God’s just requirement for breaking His commandments and laws by His atonement for sins on the cross. Hallelujah!

It's Time to Deal with Sin (Part Three)

June 20, 2021 • John Anderson

It’s Time to Deal with Sin - part two

June 13, 2021 • John Anderson

Confession of sin should be a natural and regular part of the life of every Christian. When living in the reality of God’s forgiveness, the confession of our sin comes much easier. Yes, God is angry at sin, but not at the believer. Don’t lose your joy - keep short accounts with God!

It Is Time To Deal With Sin (Part One)

June 6, 2021 • John Anderson

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