Themes in 1 John – Transformational Love

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Do we obey God because we love Him, or do we love Him because we keep the commandments of scripture? Or is it both? Or maybe there is some third, deeper, more complicated option. What does it mean to love God anyway?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on June 5, 2016.)

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Themes in 1 John – Lies of the Christian

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We all lie to ourselves; it’s human nature. What self-deceptions are exclusive to Christianity, and how do they affect our relationship with God and others? And what can we do about it?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 29, 2016, and the preacher was sick and raspy.)

Themes in 1 John – Testimony

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One of the major themes in 1 John is testimony, or testifying, the act of telling something you know to be true. John presented his own testimony as a mean of combating doubt and false teaching; how can we testify about the truth of the gospel today? What should our testimony contain?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 22, 2106.)