The beginning of a series in 1 Corinthians. Division is an abomination; rather than divide we must seek unity in truth and love.
Outdo one another in giving honor to one another. We must seek opportunity to appreciate one another and to serve one another as Christ does. Rom 12:10 Matt 23:5-12 John 13:1-17, 34-35 Mark 10:41-45 John 13:14-15 Phil 1:27-2:11 1 Pet 5:5-10
As the family of God we must manifest godly love toward one another to truly grow. Bible verses in the order they were called: Rom 12:10a 1 Thess 4:9-10 Heb 13:1-3 1 Pet 1:22-23 2 Pet 1:5-7 2 Pet 1:8-11 Rom 12:15
We are each called to use the gifts God has given us to be joined as a Christian people to one another. Bible verses as they were called: Rom 11:17-24, 30-12:2 Rom 6:1-15 1 Pet 1:13-19 Rom 12:2 Rom 1:18-32 Rom 12:3-5 Rom 14:19 Rom 12:6-8 Rom 12:9-13 Rom 12:14-21
We must engage in the radical love of Christ if we are to grow. Bible Verses in the order they are called: 1 Cor 13:5 John 13:3-19 Luke 6:27-30, 31-36, 37-38 Phil 4:8-9 1 Cor 13:1-3, 4-8 1 Pet 1:8-9
Speaking Preacher: Steven Tramell We should be talking with people about the most important things in our lives, for Christian’s that is the Christ. download
Speaking Preacher: Steven Tramell “For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life” – Proverbs 6:23 (NASB95) download
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
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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. […]
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. […]