John's Three Tests

John's Three Tests

Salvation – A Blessing Like No Other (38 min)

PART 4 – Michael Penfold preaches on the incomparable blessing of salvation, that eclipses every other blessing known to man. It is unique in a 7-fold way: in its means, scope, value, character, effect, terms and outcome. Nothing in this world comes close to the altogether wonderful blessing of salvation through Jesus Christ! Do you know what salvation is, and do you know for sure that you have it? (Message preached 29th Jan 2015)

Christ – A Saviour Like No Other (43 min)

PART 3 – David Castles preaches on the uniqueness of Christ, viewing His place in prophecy, society, history and eternity. It takes 4 separate gospels to begin to unfold the greatness of Him who is a King like no other, a servant like no other, a man like no other and a Son like no other. Christ is not one among many great teachers and leaders – He stands unique as the peerless Saviour and mighty Redeemer (Message preached 22nd…

Man – A Creature Like No Other (46 min)

PART 2 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the uniqueness of man. Man is not an “advanced but insignificant ape”; rather he is the pinnacle of God’s creation, having been given dominion over it in Eden’s garden. The stars and the mountains declare the glory of God, but man bears the image of God! These truths are outlined from the first three chapters of Genesis, as is man’s subsequent tragic fall that brought him under the penalty and tyranny of sin…

The Bible – A Book Like No Other (44 min)

PART 1 – Josh Jacob preaches on the uniqueness of the Bible, the only “God-breathed” book in the world. The Bible is neither ancient nor modern – it is timeless! Josh outlines the doctrine of inspiration and explains how the Bible was given to us and has been preserved through the centuries. Though it has been attacked and men have sought to undermine it and destroy it, the Bible still stands as the infallible, inerrant Word of the living God…

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)

The Social Test (25 min)

PART 3 – Joshua Jacob outlines the apostle John’s “social test”. True believers, in contrast to the false teachers who cared not for the flock, will love one another and exhibit a care and concern that marks them out as belonging to Christ. If they love “Him Who begat” they will also love those “begotten of Him” (Message preached 6th Apr 2014)

The Doctrinal Test (24 min)

PART 2 – Mervyn Hall explains the apostle John’s “doctrinal test” which is set out in three cycles in John’s 1st epistle – Christ’s deity, His humanity and His ability. Mervyn emphasises some vital issues regarding Christ’s humanity. Christ was not a superman, nor a God-man, but a real man, God manifest in flesh. He helpfully notes that although believers are indwelt by the Spirit, God is not “incarnate” in His people (Message preached 30th Mar 2014)

John’s Three Tests (25 min)

PART 1 – Michael Penfold introduces the subject of the apostle John’s “three tests”. In his epistles John outlines a moral test, a social test and a doctrinal test. These tests provide assurance to true believers, but sound an alarm to “false believers”, in particular the false teachers who were denying that Jesus is the Christ come in flesh (Message preached 23rd Mar 2014)