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Sermon Wrap-up Nov 13

First, a bonus:

I didn't preach on 1 John 2:26-27. In this section, John addresses that he has written concerning those who are trying to deceive. It's a few important points about Scripture:

1. Scripture is there to help us avoid deception. Of course, this only works if we read it.

2. Those who immerse themselves in Scripture will find that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the anointing of God in their lives, helps them understand what matters.

3. If we abide in the Word, the Word will abide in us. In this, the Holy Spirit brings us the understanding of the Word and we grow as disciples.

Now, to the sermons: (Subscribe to the auto-feed here)

Morning Sermon: Audio Link here

Text: 1 John 2:28-3:10

Theme: The Father's Love

Date: November 13, 2011 AM

Location: FBC Almyra

  1. Father's love

    1. Given but not deserved

    2. Known but not understood

    3. Purifying but not destructive (to what matters!)

  2. Practice of sin

    1. Sin is destructive (um, yeah)

      1. To us

      2. To others

      3. To the fellowship of believers

      4. To the fellowship with God

    2. The habit of in

      1. Is evidence of the absence of God

        1. We cannot stand to continue in sin if God is in us

        2. A pattern of sin results from either ignoring the Spirit and the Word or from a complete absence of them both

      2. The contrast with 1 John 1:8

        1. We cannot claim to have never sinned

        2. We cannot claim to not need washed clean by the blood of Christ

        3. We cannot, however, claim to be abiding in Christ if we continue to choose habits of sin

      3. Understand 1 John 3:9 this way:

        1. We can not sin

        2. Rather than We cannot sin

        3. For the believer, we have the ability to choose.

  3. Close out: 1 John 2:28

    1. Abide

    2. Remain

    3. Be

Evening Sermon Audio Link

Text: 1 John 3:11-18

Theme: Love

Date: 13 November 2011 PM

Location: FBC Almyra

  1. Love

    1. We are not going to get any from the world

    2. We are not going to get any from the Devil

    3. We ought to be giving to our fellow believers

    4. We ought to be giving to the world that needs to hear about God

  2. Love

    1. In deed---if there is no action there is no love

    2. In truth---if there is no truth there is no love

      1. That means we cannot lie to receive love

      2. That means we cannot ignore the truth to receive love

      3. That means we cannot ignore the truth and give love

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