Is the Bible Trustworthy [1 John 4:13-21]

January 5, 2014

Sermon Notes

Date: 01/05/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:13-21

Description: John provides us five sources of a believer’s assurance:

  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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Anticipation [1 John 4:7-14]

December 22, 2013

Sermon Notes

Date: 12/22/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:7-14

Description: The world has been in anticipation of a Savior since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15).  Christ comes and the anticipated Savior is described to us in 1 John as God’s love for us manifested. The incarnation and the cross is love covered in flesh. We ought to live in light of this truth.

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The Need for Discernment [1 John 4:1-6]

December 15, 2013

Sermon Notes

Date: 12/15/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:1-6

Description: John provides believers three tests so that they can discern between false teachers and true teachers and between truth and error.

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Responding to Doubt [1 John 3:19-24]

December 8, 2013

Sermon Notes

Date: 12/08/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 3:19-24

Description: John deals with the topic of believers who are battling doubt and provides the Christian’s responses to discouragement and doubt in the Christian life.

  1. Answer your condemning conscience
  2. Rest with confidence
  3. Back to the Gospel
  4. Fruit and Sonship

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Christian Love [1 John 3:10-18]

November 24, 2013

Sermon Notes

Date: 11/24/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 3:10-18

Description: John provides a look at the central command of the Christian: to emulate Christ in the manner in which the Christian manifests love toward his fellow man.

  • Christian Love Recalls the Lord’s Command (v.11)
  • Christian Love Rejects Hatred (v.12-15)
  • Christian Love Requires Sacrifice (v. 16)
  • Christian Love Reaches Out (v17-18)

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The Pursuit of Righteousness [1 John 2:29 – 3:10]

November 17, 2013

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Date: 11/17/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:29 – 3:10

Description: The Apostle John provides an argument for the pursuit of righteousness in the life of the Christian.  He provides essentially eight reasons for the Christian’s life to be marked by righteousness and not by sin.  This passage is commonly misquoted by those who teach Christian Perfectionism.  We will discuss why this is not what it is teaching.

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Anchor Points for Fall Protection [1 John 2:24-28]

November 10, 2013

Sermon Notes

Date: 11/10/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:24-28

Description: The Apostle John provides us with two anchor points to protect us from falling into the traps of false teachers.  We must abide in the apostle’s teaching (biblical truth) and we must abide in the Holy Spirit.

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