Apr 2009

7439 - You Know - 1 John 2:20-21

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1 John, along with the gospel of John, and the short epistles called 2 & 3 John, along with Revelation were written by John late in his life. He ministered in Asia Minor and was particularly influential in the church in Ephesus. It was during these years in the decade of the 90’s that John was touched by the attack upon the Church by false teachers. To counter these teachings of heresy the Holy Spirit used John to write the five books of the New Testament mentioned earlier.

Today let’s look at 1 John 2, verses 20 & 21.

1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
1 John 2:21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.
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7438 - Antichrists - 1 John 2:18-19 & 22

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In our study through the book of 1 John, we have come to chapter 2, verses 18-19. Listen as I read them as well as verse 22.

“Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.” (22) “Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist --he denies the Father and the Son.”

Let’s discuss this expression ‘antichrist’ today. Literally it means one who is against Christ, or an opponent of Christ.
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7437 - Know Your Destination

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To begin our program today listen to one of our sixty-second spots.

[60 second Evangelism SONspot - CD119 #8]

In this conversation we hear about a man whose life had been given new direction, and new vitality when he accepts Jesus Christ as Lord over his life.
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7436 - Eternal Life - Obedience - 1 John 2:17

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Today we want to contemplate “eternal life.” The verse which prompts this thought is 1 John 2:17.

“The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
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7435 - Trey Lynch - Trauma Recovery

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Interview with Trey Lynch about his testimony, and how the Lord has taught him to go beyond just obedience and to have a real and close relationship with God.

The Lord used the trauma of Trey’s divorce to move him beyond legalism and into a right relationship with Him.
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7434 - Reject Love for the World - 1 John 2:15-17

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In our study of 1 John we are now in chapter two, verse 15-16. There is a warning message for Christians in these two verses.

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world --the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does --comes not from the Father but from the world.”

In these verses John gives us one of the most instructive & honest appraisals of the world system as any in the Bible.
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7433 - Young Men - 1 John 2:12-14

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We are now focusing on 1 John 2:12-14, a passage where John gives words of encouragement to his readers.

It seems that John groups every Christian, young and old, male and female, in one of three groups; these are called dear children, fathers and young men. Some view these groups as spiritual levels through which each has passed or through which they will pass before entering the heavenly kingdom.

Let me read these verses, then we will speak about them.

“I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”
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7432 - My Rock of Refuge

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Today we want to share together in a Psalm of comfort and assurance. Psalm 31, has been a great source of blessing in my life right now. When it seems like everything in the world is against me, I turn to my Rock of Refuge. So today let’s focus on the first seven verses and the last six verses of Psalm 31.
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