Stay at the fount, where the blessings pour out. Study what this means as we learn to keep ourselves in the love of God. Examine the ways we are drawn away from the overflowing fountain of blessing. Explore Old Testament pictures of New Testament truths, looking for the mercy of Jesus Christ, unto eternal life!
Be sharpened in truth and in love as we study through 2 John. Here we see a beautiful picture of Jesus. This encouraging Word prompts us to know both truth and love, to walk and abide therein. As we stay clear of false teachers and doctrines, we fellowship in joy, holding fast the full doctrine of Jesus Christ.
What do you believe about Jesus? The pathway to heaven is a single-file line, but if you have Jesus, then you have life! In the final chapter of 1 John, we learn to have confidence in the certainty of our salvation. And this road of joyful obedience is not burdensome, but it is love for God. This is a book to “whosoever” is out there, proclaiming that it’s really all about Jesus.
The True and Living God loves humanity unconditionally. We read of this agape love in 1 John 4. Through Jesus in us, we likewise are called to love people. Take charge the practical ways we can love one another in Jesus Christ, still to be set apart from false religion and the weary way of this world.
Join us in 1 John 3 and study how God loves us. Take on the mark of a Christian as we read through practical ways we are called to love one another. We look to Jesus for help, growing in our understanding of God’s agape love, unconditional, for us.
In this study we looked at the answer to the question: what would we do if we had seven days left to live? We saw from 1 Peter 4:7-11 that we are called to do five things in light of the fact that we are living in the last days: Pray seriously, love fervently, demonstrate hospitality, serve effectively, and communicate Scripturally. We are encouraged as Christians to redeem the short time we have on this earth, knowing that the days we live in are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16).
This study looked at the end of 1 Peter 3 and began with the straightforward exhortation to possess unity, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart and a humble mind. Even when we disagree over non-essential doctrines, we are called to unity and love around the essentials. We learned from Jesus’ teaching on the Sermon on the Mount that we are to bless those who persecute us (Matthew 5:38-42, 44). We also were exhorted to turn away from evil and pursue peace.
Tonight we looked at 1 Peter 2 and the calling that we have because of our salvation (seen at the end of 1 Peter 1) to put away the evil works of deceitfulness, hypocrisy and slander and to desire the Word of God like newborn infants. We then studied Peter’s rich unpacking of God’s work in building us together as a spiritual house, as holy priests to offer spiritual sacrifices to Him. We ended being reminded Jesus is the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls, and God declares His authority over the human mind and emotions and desires to exercise His gracious rule over them.
We finished Hebrews 13 tonight looking at the author’s dealing with several important issues in the Church of God. We were exhorted to let brotherly love continue and to be hospitable to strangers in the Church. Pastor Brett talked about the important of healthy marriage, particularly with the marriage bed and physical intimacy as God reveals to us in His Word the way he designed marriage and sexuality to work. We closed the chapter talking about several issues in the Church, from food, to corporate worship, to being submitted to the leadership of our local church.
In this teaching Pastor Brett brought a convicting word from Hebrews 12:14-15 warning us against the dangers and the poison of bitterness. We saw how bitterness blinds our vision, keeping us from seeing how wretched and in need of grace we are. We also saw how it blocks God’s grace in our lives, that it blossoms into trouble and ultimately blackens our soul with sin. We ended seeing a beautiful picture from Exodus 15 of how the Cross of Christ makes the bitter waters turn sweet.
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