Monthly Archives: September 2013

Chasing Everything, Catching Nothing

September 22, 2013

Series: Life, Light, Love
Message: Chasing Everything, Catching Nothing
1 John 2:15-17

In week two of this series we briefly talked about 4 wells we typically drink from and for this message we will revisit and focus on these wells.  A better me, pleasure, relationships, religion.  We are continually drinking and constantly longing; longing for more.  For most of us we know the answer we are looking for is not found in those four wells, but yet we keep returning.  Why is that?  Why are we so easily seduced?  It is like a constant game of tug-o-war with no end, ever.  Our whole life we will be consumed with this pull from both directions.

No Strings Attached

September 15, 2013

Series: Life, Light, Love
Message: No Strings Attached
1 John 2:1-14

Have you ever met someone who always said one thing and did another.  After a while of that pattern most people pick up on the fact their words and actions don’t always match up.  Jimmy Johnson said it this way if you are going to talk the talk you have got to walk the walk.  John says it like this, if you say you love God and do not love your brother or sister then you still walk around in darkness, apart from God.  As we God's children walk in the light our love for God is reflected in the way we love our brothers and sisters.

Focused on Jesus

Series: Life, Light, Love
Message: Focused on Jesus
1 John 1:5-2:2

God is light, He is a Holy & righteous God.  We are called to walk in the light.  In our mind that means we behave properly.  When we stand full in the light we are exposed for who we really are.  The light exposes our greed, jealousy, selfishness, lust, desires, motives, doubts, fears, thoughts.  Walking in the light means we fix our eyes on Jesus and focus on walking with him.   But it is because of our sin we are separated from him yet through the blood of Jesus we are purified and presented to God as righteous.

It’s All About Jesus

Series: Life, Light, Love
Message: It's All About Jesus
1 John 1:1-4

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

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