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John dwells on the topic of confidence in this section asking how we can know that we are abiding in God and then also asking how we know that God Abides in us. In response to these questions he gives areas of life in which we can see evidence that confirms and affirms the presence of abiding (or lack of evidence which shows an absence of abiding). John gives us a cycle or wheel of confidence where we abide in Christ and see evidence that confirms that Christ/God is abiding in us that helps us to abide in Christ. As we continue to go around the wheel we deepen our walk with God and He continues to transform into His likeness. The evidence that we see gives us confidence that when Christ appears, or when we go to be with Him, that we will not be ashamed but welcomed at His appearance.
John sets the New Commandment as the target for Christians to follow. In this passage he gives perspective on the New Commandment, Foes of the New Commandment, and Provisions for the New Commandment.
John's Gospel proclaims that it was written so that we might believe. This prologue to John's Gospel clues us in on exactly what it is that John believes. Who is Jesus? Why did He come?
In this letter to Christian's at churches in Ephesus John, the disciple Jesus loved, John starts with a bold proclamation about the nature of Jesus. He anchors this in the profound theological truth of 1 John 1:5 that God is light and in Him no darkness dwells. This truth is the basis of the bold proclamation but also the basis of the behavior John says that Christian should exhibit.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good deeds, and glorify your Father in heaven. As we are created in Christ Jesus for good works may we let our lights shine in our community.
Be encouraged! The message Jesus gave His disciples is true for you, too. You are the Light of the World!
Pastor Chris talks about making a change from living in the dark to living in the light. In Ephesians 4, Paul encourages the church in Ephesus to take off the old sinful nature and put on the new righteous nature. May you be blessed as you listen to this message.
This sermon focuses on the impact that transformed people of God are suppose to have on the world. Pastor Alex focuses on Matthew 5:13-16. This is the famous "Sermon on the Mount" that Jesus taught his followers and disciples. Pastor Alex taught that the people of God are to be the Salt of the Earth, not the Church. Pastor Alex said transformed people need to become salt-shakers for Christ, sprinkling salt on people in the world. Pastor Alex also explained that we are the Light of the World. God's will is to set his people in high places so that their light can shine. (v. 14-16) Pastor Alex said that since there are no secrets in light, we as Christians have to be open and ready to tell of the goodness of God, not keeping it to ourselves. This sermon will impact your thought process about our role as Transformed People of God, and it is sure to bless you.