1st John Series • 7. The Spirit of Antichrist

1st John Series • 7. The Spirit of Antichrist – 1st John 2:18-29 (February 14, 2021) In this message, Elder Bryce continues teaching about John’s warning to God’s people to beware of false teachers and their influence. Our concern should not be in looking for a single antichrist at the end of time but avoiding the influence of the many antichrist teachings that bombard us every day.

1st John Series • 6. The Last Time

1st John Series • 6 The Last Time – 1st John 2:18 (February 7, 2021) In previous messages, Elder Bryce showed that we have an inward motivation to love our brother and not the world. He now teaches that John reminds us of outward influences that would adversely affect our discipleship. To set up this teaching, Elder Bryce shows that the New Testament era is the “last days.” We have been living in the last era of earthly time since Jesus came to earth. This age will continue until His triumphant return.

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World (January 31, 2021) In 1st John Chapter 2, there are two major charges given to the children of God – They are to love the brethren but they are NOT to love the world. In today’s message, we find that John is telling us that the life of Jesus Christ, and His standard of holiness, is the measure to which we should compare ourselves. It is only by walking more like Christ that we gain assurance of salvation and find liberty to live our lives in joyfulness.

1st John Series • 4. Because

1st John Series • 4. Because – 1st John 2:312-14 (January 24, 2021) In chapter 2 of his Epistle, John has just given a major charge to the disciples of Christ to love others just like Jesus loves them. A few verses later, John will give an equally grand charge to “love not the world.” Between these two charges, he gives a small “pep rally” reminding each of us, that no matter what level of maturity we have in Christ, we are all loved and blessed by the same Father and His Son Jesus Christ. And it is “because” of these graces that John writes to them and us.

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know?

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? – 1st John 2:3-11 (January 17, 2021) Elder Bryce continues teaching how we are to find joy in our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message shows the way that we know we are chosen in Christ is when we live like Christ. In keeping Christ’s commandment to love, we show that the love of God is in us. This assures us that we were chosen by God in the covenant of election. In knowing we have this eternal life, we have true joy.

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy. 1/10/21 (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day we must see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus.

1st John Series • 1. Two Things We Know

1st John Series • Two Things We Know (January 3, 2021) /1st John 5:19/ Elder Lowrance preaches a New Year’s message from several passages in 1st John. He focuses on one of the final verses where we see that there are two things “we know.” We know that we are “of God” and that “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” In this introductory sermon to 1st John, Elder Bryce charges us to understand these two things and to have the resolution to live the abundant, joyful life that God intended for us.