Learning to Love One Another

Speaking Preacher: Steven Tramell It is pretty easy to love God, He is perfect and will never do you wrong. It is harder to love your fellow man, but we must. In our relationships to one another we are refined and have opportunity to truly be perfected in the love of God. download

1 John 2:12-17 – The Christian Self Diagnostic system


Have you ever known someone who was so right that they were wrong? You know the type, they cannot hear of their own errors, they cannot acknowledge to you when they make a mistake, or when they are wrong. Have you ever been that person?

Over the last two weeks we have been building up our understanding of 1 John. 1 John is the Christian’s self diagnostic check up system. John is trying to help us learn how to assess our standing before God. Giving us tools to test, if we are that person.

Let me emphasize the self assessment aspect of that. If we do not reflect seriously about ourselves then we will always struggle to grow. If we are vain being filled with hubris we will think we haven’t anything to improve upon.

As it says in Proverbs 12:15
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.”

So John gives us counsel that we may be wise.Read More »1 John 2:12-17 – The Christian Self Diagnostic system

1 John 2:3-11 Does Jesus Know us? What is Love?

Approximate Transcript of this sermon – audio to follow soon

(Preamble) In verses 1&2 of chapter 2 (1 Peter)

Last week we learned that Christ advocates for those whom He knows. This week we will learn how it is that we can know if He knows us? Thus know if we are right before God. As part of this we will be doing a pretty detailed study on the subject of love.Read More »1 John 2:3-11 Does Jesus Know us? What is Love?