Understanding Gods Love – In 1 John 4:7-5:13 the apostle John explains that God is love. Alan Clark looks at the subject of Gods love and explains who God loves and how He loves.
Certainty of The Real Life – In the final sermon from the series from the Apostle John’s letter, Nathan Tarrant discusses 1 John 5:20-21 and explains that the life we have as Christians is the real life, compared to the false life offered by the world.
Certainty of Not Continuing in Sin – A true Christian will not continue in sin but what is God’s attitude to those who do? Nathan Tarrant leads Living Hope through the difficult passage of 1 John 5:16-19 explaining what our attitude should be towards sin and what God’s attitude is towards those who continue in sin.
Certainty of Answered Prayer – What certainty do Christians have of answered prayer? What must we do in order to have our prayers answered? And actually whose prayers does the Lord God answer? Nathan Tarrant answers these questions as he leads the congregation through 1 John 5:14-15
Certainty of Eternal Life – Those who have the Son John tells us in 1 John 5:11-13 have life, but what does it mean to have the Son? Nathan Tarrant challenges Living Hope to be certain that they have the Son, after all nothing is an important as eternal life.
Certainty That Christ is God – 1 John 5:6-10 gives us three witnesses that testify that Christ is God and it is because these witnesses do testify this fact that we can have the certainty that Christ is God, but why is this important? Nathan Tarrant addresses this question in this sermon.
Victory in Christ – Nathan Tarrant asks the question of Living Hope – Are you satisfied in Christ or do you look to the world for your answers?
1 John 5:4-5 could very easily be the end of the letter because John is stating that our assurance of salvation is our satisfaction in Christ. Are you satisfied in Christ? is He all you need or are you still trying to overcome the world because you look to that for satisfaction in life, rather than to Christ?
Joyful Obedience – We know that Gods love is being perfected in us when we come to Him in joyful obedience. John tells us in 1 John 5:1-3 that it is through our obedience to keep His commandments that shows God that we love Him. As Christ said, ‘if you love me, you will keep my commandments’. So how obedient are you to the commands and will of God?