Assurance & Security in Christ

 

As we study 1st John 2:18-27 this morning, we will again see John affectionately and protectively bringing a message of assurance to the people. I trust that his aim of assurance and security in Christ is seeping into our hearts as well!

Be Amazed but Stay Engaged

Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we study 1 John 2:12-17. In verses 12-14 John adds a word of encouragement. In fact, what we find here should jump off the page to the believer and maybe cause the believer to jump for joy as well. Then in verses 15-17, John brings us back to earth to ensure that we remember to stay alert and engaged in an ongoing conflict. We will have a great opportunity for encouragement to Be Amazed at what we have in Christ! Moreover, we’ll be challenged to Stay Engaged in the battle all around us,

Psalm 1 – The Model Man/Walk

As a detour in our Studies in 1 John, we look at Psalm 1 and ponder why the first book of the Psalter seems to be about us. As Pastor Dustin digs into that chapter, it becomes clear there is more to the beginning of Psalms than first appears. And this study helps us appreciate what John is laying out for us even more.

The Test of Love

Ever been anxious about a test? Perhaps you can relate to negative or anxious feelings about taking tests academically, or for health concerns. But, the tests that John gives to us in 2:3-11 are aimed in the opposite direction. His tests intend to calm the anxiety that many feel about their salvation. My friends, God desires that His true children would know that they are His!

In verses 3-6, we saw the test related to an individual’s relationship to the Word of God – the commands of Scripture. A person’s relationship to the Word of God is revelatory of their relationship with God. We will see a second test that is equally important and revelatory. It is the test of love.

Easter Controversy

The controversy of the Gospel isn’t any of the things that society wants to place on it. It’s the fact that it confronts our sin and nature head-on and shows us our need for a spiritual, supernatural, and single savior. Jesus.

Secure

Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as he teaches from Gods word in 1 John 2:3-6. In 1 John 2:3-6 John’s aim is for the people of God to know what it is to be “in” with God. The key word is “fellowship” in verse 3. He wanted the people to enjoy fellowship with God – to be welcomed…to be in the family such that you feel SECURE. What an aim this is!

The Just Justifier

Have you ever wondered how the mercy and justice of God coexist? Have you ever questioned, “Is Christianity actually unjust?” Pastor Dustin uses 1 John 2:1-2 to help us look at how to answer these questions and settle our questions. We end up pointed at a perfect and righteous God and advocate in Jesus.

The Gates of Grace

Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as he teaches from 1 John 1:9. Verses like 1st John 1:9 can often be reduced to being a “go-to” verse to make a point or defend a doctrine. While it is a wonderful “go-to” verse on forgiveness, it’s much more. Today we will he enter the Gates of Grace and while inside these gates we find a world of pure exhilaration for the Christian.

Sin and Grace (Part 2)

John’s reflection on the nature of our relationship with God and how sin affects that now points to the second and third claims and pointing us toward denial and its effects on our lives. We walk through this fight that leads some of us to say that we have no sin nature or that we really haven’t sinned. The end result is a gap in our relationship with God.

My Good Shepherd

In light of the events of the last year and many in our Heritage Family that are going through a difficult time we pause today our study of 1 John and reflect on John 10. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we look at the beautiful imagery of our Savior as your Good Shepherd. Indeed, our Shepherd is wonderfully Good.