When you lay awake at night, do you think about meeting your Maker? Are you afraid? If not, you’ve probably learned a valuable lesson about love. If so, here’s something that will help you out. Our text is 1 John 4:18 -5:3.
All our episodes sorted chronologically for your listening pleasure. For a more organized approach, check out our episodes organized by topic.
How do you know if you are abiding in Him? Abiding after all is synonymous with being “in” Christ. It’s easy to say “I’m abiding”. Do we take it for granted? Listen to find out.
1 John 4:7-11. A slap on the back, a “How you ‘doin’?” That’s love, right? Meh. Not really. There’s love. And then there’s love. The kind of love we thought we had in Jr. High isn’t the same as what we have now, right (hopefully)? As Christians there’s only ONE guaranteed way to learn how to grow from Jr. High type love to the true adult kind. And, there is a love that ONLY Christians can give. No-one else. Period. Ready to grow up? Let’s go!
Can a slave who has been freed not know it? Can a person who has been forgiven much not love much? Can an adopted child take their situation for granted? Can a person, after realizing how much they’ve been forgiven still act cavalierly toward his / her fellow man?
In this episode we ask some tough questions that if answered honestly can have impactful results in us and those around us.
And, we find time to have some fun reintroducing “Christian Radio”. Maybe a new low for “Christian Radio”. But really, is there anywhere to go but UP? Find out!
1 John 3:1-3
The antichrist. He’s the subject of countless books, videos and so called prophesies. Yet, he may be sitting next to you at your church assembly. He may be living in your home. He may be you. Also, what does it mean when John says to Christians, “You have need of no-one to teach you?” Proof of direct revelation today? **Special thanks to Holly Tull for providing a positively unique rendition of the Rocky Theme Song.
Scriptures for this episode: 1 John 2:18-21, 2 John 7-11, Hebrews 4:14-16, John 14:26, 1 John 1:1-4.
All sing along now!
A homeschool… !
Okay - what do these three phrases have in common? A lot if we view them through the right lens. Is it possible to love the world without realizing that is what we are doing? Important to identify.
1 John 2:15-17
Tired of children in the faith? Frustruated with young men? Irratated at fathers? 1 John addresses all 3 of these, and helps us see the bigger picture. God’s system is beautiful when you step back and take a look at what’s really happening here, and it’s helpful to us no matter what stage we are in.
1 John 2:12-14
1 Cor 3:1-3
2 Peter 3:14-18
3 John 4
1 Thess 2:11
- Hey Christian! Love God? ? Of COURSE we do! We declared it 40 times in that repetitive emotional chorus last Sunday. We listen to Christian radio. We buy fun t-shirts with Christian sayings. We read the Bible and pray. Is that proof? Here’s a nifty little tool God gives us to use in proving our love for Him. It’s in 1 John 2:1-11. Afraid to listen? Don’t be. We want to love God more…. right? Let’s Go!
Sin. Light. Honesty. For those trying to overcome sin, 1 John is a critical foundation. It establishes our mindset and lays forth “the rules” so to speak. So, one of the assumed “rules” in Christinaity is that to be honest, we have to admit that we are dirty sinners. That we will always be sinners. And that anyone who says they AREN’T currently embroiled in sinful habits is a liar. 1 John is used as a prooftext for that position. On the other hand, 1 John is used by others to say that if we DO sin, we aren’t walking in the light. Which is true? Both? Neither?
If you CARE about trying to please the Lord, we believe this episode is helpful in answering these questions. Ready? Let’s GO!
1 John 1:6-10
1 John 2:1
In this first episode in our journey through 1 John, we begin in verse 5 - “This is the message that we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all…”. Unpackaging this verse and connecting the not-so-subtle dots between this and other related passages in the Scriptures can be a life changing exercise. Are you ready?
1 John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:3, Exodus 34, 2 Cor 3:6, 2 Cor 4:6, Matt 4:16, Isa 9:1-2, Isa 60:1, Genesis 1:1-5