Sermons on 1 John

Sermons on 1 John

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…

Sins Forgiven, and Two Definite Facts (44 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on three mentions of the forgiveness of sin in the New Testament (Luke 5:20, Luke 7:48 and 1 John 2:12) and presses the need of forgiveness on his audience. Mervyn Hall preaches on Romans 5:19 and outlines “two deliberate acts” and “two definite facts” in connection with the sin of Adam and the sacrifice of Christ (Messages preached 19th July 2014)

He that Hath and He That Believeth (52 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “He that hath the Son hath life” (1 John 5:12). Salvation is not a battle to be won, nor a race to be won, nor a badge to be worn, nor a test to be passed – it is a Man to be claimed. Salvation is in the Son of God and none else. Ian Jackson preaches on “He that believeth” and compares a number of things that fall short of faith…

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).

Four Means to Holiness (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Ian Jackson preaches on 4 means to a holy life: “looking back and reckoning – identification” (Rom 6:11), “looking in and mortifying – mortification” (Rom 8:13), “looking up and minding – sanctification” (John 17:19) and “looking on and anticipating – purification” (1 John 3:3) (Message preached 25th April 2011)