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Because of Love: 1 John 3

In Summary:
John continues to emphasize the love of God for the church. Realize that this is John’s primary theme throughout 1 John: the actions of God are driven by His love. Why would this matter to John or the church in that era?

It matters because this is ultimate contrast between Christianity and the religions of the day, as well as the primary contrast between Christianity and the Judaism it formed from: God acts because of His own love for His creation. Greek and Roman myths, native and traditional religions, all had various gods and deities that operated for their purposes. Some acted on their truth, some acted on their love, some acted out of spite for the other gods in the pantheon!

But there were no major gods and goddesses that acted out of self-giving love. An all-powerful Deity that willing gave to those who, honestly, could not give anything back to Him? That was beyond comprehension. Every god of the age needed something back from his or her worshipers, even if it was …

Sermon Recap for January 6

Sunday night we did questions/answers and I haven’t separated the video yet into a coherent form, so here’s the morning!Here is what you'll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You'll also find the embedded Youtube videos of each sermon.If you'd like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/east-end-baptist-church/id387911457?mt=2 for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here: http://eebcar.libsyn.com/rssThe video is linked on my personal Youtube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93Sermons are stockpiled here: http://www.doughibbard.com/search/label/SermonsThanks!
ContextAfter the burning bush, Moses has gone to Egypt and to Pharaoh...And nothing has happened.We got here from the oppression in Chapter 1/2 and the life of Moses in 3/4Written in Pentateuch, Moses author, language of record is Hebrew (Ancient, not Modern)Date of events is debated---possibly 15…

Sermon Recaps for the past few weeks

Ok, so with Christmas and New Year’s and a few other things happening, I’m behind a bit on sermons. Behind a lot, to be honest.Here we go:Here is what you'll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You'll also find the embedded Youtube videos of each sermon.If you'd like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/east-end-baptist-church/id387911457?mt=2 for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here: http://eebcar.libsyn.com/rssThe video is linked on my personal Youtube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93Sermons are stockpiled here: http://www.doughibbard.com/search/label/SermonsWe’re also experimenting with live-streaming our services, but our technology isn’t perfect yet. Better to plan on being present for the service!Thanks!



And, our Christmas Eve service is here: