Sermons on 1 John

Sermons on 1 John

An Appreciation of Propitiation (30 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the fundamental Bible doctrine of “propitiation”. What is it? How, when and where was propitiation made? He then moves on to discuss the practical issue of sin in the life of a Christian. Do I need a fresh application of Christ’s propitiatory work at the cross each time I sin? No! I need a fresh appreciation of it! A most useful message giving positional and practical teaching relative to a believer’s position before God. Readings: Luke…

A Forbidden Friendship (37 min)

PART 5 – David West preaches on the command of 1 John 2:15 – “love not the world”. In expounding this topic he poses three questions: 1. What does the Bible mean by the expression “the world”? 2. What are “the things that are in the world”? and 3. What is the relationship of the believer to the world? Explaining that the Greek word “kosmos” indicates “the world system”, David answers the three questions and sounds a clear call for…

Christ our Advocate (36 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of the advocacy of Christ. He spends some time differentiating between Christ’s offices of Mediator, High Priest and Advocate, and shows this pictured in the actions of Moses, Aaron and Hur “on the hill” in Exodus 17. Then he explains the meaning of the word “advocate” as used by John in 1 John 2:1 and sets it in the context of John’s first epistle to show how, when and why Christ…

The Moral Test (35 min)

PART 4 – Michael Penfold outlines the apostle John’s “moral test”. In three distinct passage of 1st John the apostle emphasises that someone claiming to be born of God cannot live a life of habitual, serious wilful sin. Believers can and do sin (1 John 2:2), but cannot continue in their old behaviour as before (3:9-10) (Message preached 13th Apr 2014)

7 Tests of Genuineness (31 min)

Norman Mellish preaches on “Seven tests of genuineness” from the 1st epistle of John. He challenges his audience to be sure that their talk (“If we say”) is commensurate with their walk (Message preached 28th Oct 2011).