Sunday, April 18, 2021

Brother Jeff Autry introduces services by encouraging us to take every opportunity we have to love one another and our neighbor. He then offers the opening prayer.
1st John Series • 14: Jesus IS the Son of God – 1st John 5:1-12 (April 18, 2021) When we walk by faith and love others, it is an evidence of our new life in Christ. We should have confidence to walk this way because there is ample evidence in heaven and in earth that Jesus is the Son of God. It is Jesus that dwells in us and gives us the ability to trust Him and love others.

1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker

1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker – 1st John 4:1-6 (March 14, 2021) In Chapter 4, the Apostle John sounds another warning to God’s people to be aware of and avoid the false doctrines of the world. John tells us to put everything we hear “on trial” by comparing it to the word of God. When we do this we can have assurance that we are standing in the truth and have peace and joy despite the fact we are surrounded by wickedness and hate in the world.

1st John Series • 10. Perceive

1st John Series • 10. Perceive – 1st John 3:10-24 (March 7, 2021)
In this message, Elder Bryce teaches us to perceive three things in our discipleship. First of all, we should understand that the world hates us because it hates righteousness. Secondly, We are to understand that God loves us because He acted upon that love and sent His Son to die for us. And lastly, in response to these two things, we should act out our love for God by actively loving others. When we do this, we perceive that we are of God. This justification by faith assures us in our own hearts that we are of God and can still live in liberty even though the whole world lies in wickedness.

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs – 1st John 3:4-10 (February 28, 2021) The nature of man without God is dead in sin and serves only sin. An unregenerate person is “committed” to sinning. But when a child of God is born again, the person now has within him the nature of Christ and now has two natures. The old nature is still there but the new nature is no longer bound by sin and committed to it. He can now do righteousness. These righteous behaviors “manifest” the person as being a born-again child of God.