Guard Yourselves From Idols [1 John 5:21]

March 16, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 03/16/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:21

Description: John ends his letter with a warning to all Christians that we should guard ourselves from idols.  We will consider this warning while noting four things this text teaches us:

  1. The Great Enemy
  2. The Great Contrast
  3. The Great Defense
  4. The Great Gospel

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Assurance in the Gospel — part 2 [1 John 5:18-20]

March 9, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 03/09/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:18-20

Description: John declares that all those who believe in Christ can be assured of five things:

  1. Assurance of Eternal Life (13)
  2. Assurance of Answered Prayer (14-17)
  3. Assurance of Victory over Sin (18)
  4. Assurance of Belonging to God (19)
  5. Assurance of Abiding in Christ (20-21)

This message covers the last three of these assurances.

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Assurance in the Gospel — part 1 [1 John 5:13-16]

February 23, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 02/23/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:13-16

Description: John declares that all those who believe in Christ can be assured of five things:

  1. Assurance of Eternal Life (13)
  2. Assurance of Answered Prayer (14-17)
  3. Assurance of Victory over Sin (18)
  4. Assurance of Belonging to God (19)
  5. Assurance of Abiding in Christ (20-21)

This message covers the first two assurances.

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The Testimony of the Son [1 John 5:6-12]

February 16, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 02/16/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:6-12

Description: John declares at the start of this epistle that he and the other Apostles were eye witnesses to the person and work of Christ. Although human testimony is important, John now calls forth the star witness…none other than God Himself.  God has declared Jesus to be the Christ and the only way of salvation for sinners. To reject the testimony of God is to call God a liar.

Notes:

  1. The Object of the Testimony
  2. The Source of the Testimony
  3. The Results of the Testimony

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Overcoming the World [1 John 5:4-5]

February 9, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 02/09/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:4-5

Description: The Christian life is not a life of ease but a life of struggle. We struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is a life that demands entrance through a narrow gate and it is a daily walk along a narrow path. In our passage this morning, John doesn’t leave us discouraged but tells us that in the midst of this battle, the Christian will overcome the world.

We will be looking at three things in regards to the Christians overcoming the world:

  1. Its SIGNIFICANCE
  2. Its SOURCE
  3. Its SUSTAINMENT

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Aspects of Faith [1 John 5:1-3]

January 19, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 01/19/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:1-3

Description: John’s epistle is like looking through a kaleidoscope.  He repeats the same truths, but from different perspectives. In this final chapter, John turns the kaleidoscope yet again to present a new view of the themes of loving God, loving the brethren, and obedience to God’s law.  But this time we see it from the perspective of faith.

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Sources of Assurance [1 John 4:15-21]

January 12, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 01/12/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:15-21

Description: John provides us five sources of a believer’s assurance. [This sermon will cover the last three of these points (verses 15 – 21). Listen to the first two points in last week’s sermon].

  1. The PRESENCE of the HOLY SPIRIT
  2. The PLEDGE of the APOSTOLIC TESTIMONY
  3. The PROFESSION of JESUS as the SON OF GOD
  4. The PERFECTION of GOD’S LOVE
  5. The PRACTICE of GOD’S LOVE

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