This series of messages is a verse by verse exposition of the book of 1 John by David Henke. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Adult Sunday School. Click here for more teaching by David Henke.
John writes to three groups of believers in this letter. Children, young men, and Fathers are at various stages of their Christian life. Each group has qualities and characteristics that demonstrate their level of spiritual growth. Daily we all should be striving to grow in our knowledge and become mature in our faith. An exposition of 1 John 2:12-14.
The greatest commandment that Christ gave His disciples was that they love God and their neighbor. This passage drives home the idea that those who are truly in Christ will have a deep abiding love for their brothers and sisters. The counterfeits and imposters are known because of their hatred for the brethren. They say they love Jesus but their actions prove otherwise. An exposition of 1 John 2:7-11.
There is a difference between true and false converts. John tells us how to know the difference between the two, and only those that “abide” in Him are His followers. They walk as Jesus walked because they love Him and have a desire to follow him. Imposters only say that they follow Him, but their actions tell a different story. An exposition of 1 John 2:6.
The pressures of life produce behaviors that clearly prove the differences between true and false believers. True converts to Christianity demonstrate their faith through a unique love for their brothers and sisters in Christ. Their faith is established by their love for Christ and their willingness to follow Him no matter how challenging the times. An exposition 1 John 2:5.
1 John was written to Christians scattered throughout Asia Minor. The saints were being confronted by false teachers bringing another gospel into their midst. John encourages them to proclaim Christ and to stand strong in the face of opposition. Selected Scriptures: Acts 20:29-30; 2 Timothy 1:5-13,15; 1 John 1:18-19
The difference between true and false believers is how they live their lives. Is it possible to know whether someone is saved or not by observing how they live? An exposition of 1 John 2:3-4.
To approach God at any age it was done through a mediator. Sin is a very real problem for the saved and the unsaved alike. We take comfort in knowing that Jesus is our Advocate before the Father standing in His presence on our behalf. Jesus is the propitiation for our sins. An exposition of 1 John 2:1-2.
At twenty-seven years old, David became a believer. His true passion is in preaching and teaching the Word of God, he seeks to exhibit the traits of Christ in his life and further His ministry. When you don’t find David studying, you will find him out bow hunting, hiking, golfing and spending time with his friends and family. David is grateful for the opportunity to share his passion for the word of God and further His ministry here on earth at Kootenai Community Church.