13 December 2015 – Blair Courtney-O’Connor delivers our final sermon from 1 John and asks the question how do I know if I am really saved? The passage refers to our saviour coming by water, by blood and by the Spirit. Blair explores the significance of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, his suffering on the cross and the gift of the Holy Spirit as the three testimonies that God gives so we can be assured of our salvation.
6 December 2015 – Matt Elkan shares insights into God’s love from 1 John 4:7 – 5:4.
God is love and commands us to love one another. Whoever claims to love God must also love their brother and sister.
God defines love – He sent his Son Jesus into the world that we might have eternal life.
God shows us how to love. Just as He loves us, we ought to love others.
God gives us life. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in Him.
15 NOvember 2015 – Matt Archer, visiting CMS missionary from Tanzania, shares some insights from John 14: 1-14
Jesus is the Way: Jesus’ sacrifice has provided us a way back to God.
Jesus is the Truth: He promises a place for us with God.
Jesus is the Life: We have eternal life through our faith and trust in Him.
Will you choose to take the narrow road?
25 October 2015 – Blair Courtney-O’Connor delivers an engaging and confronting sermon on the dangers we face in the “last hour”. This sermon is based on 1 John 3 – which in Verse 7 says “Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.”
18 October 2015 – John Reid speaks to us about the teaching of the Apostle John – 1 John 2: 3-17.
The apostle John is talking to Christians. The truth matters!
Three tests of the truth:
The moral test – as Christians we need to listen to Jesus and reject any teaching that is contrary.
The social test – Jesus gave his life for all – even His enemies.
The doctrinal test (to be covered next week).
Christian spirituality both embraces Jesus’ ethical teaching and affirms His call to love others.