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1st John - Blessed Assurance

 A Critique of the Carnal Christian Heresy   
The Blessed Assurances for the Christian 

This study of The Epistle of First John has a great deal of relevance to all Christians, and the riches they possess in Christ Jesus their Lord.

As this study unfolds verse by verse, we will be amazed at the depth of the spiritual nuggets of truth that will bless our souls. These messages will lead us in paths of righteousness as the Apostle John intended for them to do.

You will note by the titles of each of these messages that there is much spiritual guidance for the Christians in this present age of apostasy - a falling away from scriptural truth. Each message goes into depth concerning our spiritual responsibilities to our Lord and Savior. Many churches and religious organizations never get to the meat of the Word that exhorts and admonishes a sinner to turn from his or her sins and live a life of holiness after his conversion. These evidences are called "good works" or “fruit” and they are actually mentioned numerous times throughout the entire gospel of Jesus Christ. We are admonished in scripture to "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" 2 Corinthians 13:5.

There are numerous persons professing to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, yet there is no evidence of new life with Christ Jesus as Lord.

These messages have scores of supporting scriptural references to awaken our hearts to our Christian responsibilities on how to walk daily with our Lord in paths of holiness.

"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" Hebrews 13:20-21.

Code   Sermon Title (Scripture Text)  (Note:  For consistency, codes have changed on the file name.) Chapter One
1JN-01   Tests of Fellowship, Light and Confession (I John 1:1-10)
Chapter Two
1JN-02   The Four Relationships and Four Tests (I John 2:1-11)
1JN-03   The Believer’s Relationship to the World (I John 2:12-17)
1JN-04   The Believer’s Relationship to False Brethren (I John 2:18-19)
1JN-05   The Believer’s Relationship to the “Holy Unction” [1] (I John 2:20-23)
1JN-06   The Believer’s Relationship to the “Holy Unction” [2] (I John 2:24-28)
Chapter Three
1JN-07   The Believer’s Sonship (I John 3:1-3)
1JN-08   John’s Definition of Sin (I John 3:4-5)
1JN-09   A Seed of Controversy (I John 3:6-10)
1JN-10   Test of Mutual Brotherly Love (I John 3:10-18)
1JN-11   Relationship Between Obedience and Assurance (I John 3:19-24)
Chapter Four
1JN-12   Testing the Spirits (I John 4:1-6)
1JN-13   False Prophets and False Teachers (I John 4:1-6)
1JN-14   The Carnal Christian Heresy (I John 4:5-12)
1JN-15   Dwelling in Christ (I John 4:13-21)
1JN-16   What it Means to Confess Christ (I John 4:22-30)
Chapter Five
1JN-17   Christian Love (I John 5:1-6)
1JN-18   What are the Commandments? (I John 5:2-3)
1JN-19   Who are the Overcomers? (I John 5:4)
1JN-20   The Witness by the Father of His Son (I John 5:5-6)
1JN-21   The “Johanine Comma” (I John 5:7)
1JN-22   God’s Witness is Greater (I John 5:8-10)
1JN-23   The Gift and the Giver (an evangelistic message) (I John 5:11-13)
1JN-24   A Confident Prayer Life (I John 5:13-15)
1JN-25   The Sin Unto Death [1] (I John 5:16-17)
1JN-26   The Sin Unto Death [2] (I John 5:16-17)
1JN-27   The Believer’s Knowledge of Certain Things [1] (I John 5:18-21)
1JN-28   The Believer’s Knowledge of Certain Things [2] (I John 5:18-21; Dan. 9)
1JN-29   The Believer’s Knowledge of Certain Things [3] (I John 5:18-21)
1JN-30   The Believer’s Knowledge of Certain Things [4] (I John 5:18-21)