Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1 John Series - Illuminated 1 John 1:5-2:2

The Root Issue of Sin
1 John 1:5-2:2
 preached on 9-18-2016

I.  The Comparative Perspective of Fellowship 1:5-7

A. The Contrast of Dark and Light vs 5
B. The Practice of True Fellowship vs 6-7

II. The Conditional Perspective of Sin and Forgiveness 1:7-9

A. If we say we have no sin vs 8
B. If we confess our sins vs 9
C. If we say we have not sinned vs 10

III. The Conclusion to our Personal Dilemma 2:1-2

A. The Hope for Personal Improvement 2:1
B. The Advocate for our Perpetual Problem 2:1

C. The Savior Who is the Propitiation for our Sin 2:2

1 John Series - Illuminated 1 John 1:1-4

Sermon Text 1 John 1:1-4
Preached on 9-18-2016

I.  In the Beginning vs 1

II. In the Personal Knowledge of Jesus vs 1

A. The Affirmative Statements
1. What we have heard - AKOUO
2. What we have seen - HORAO
3. What we have observed - THEAOMAI
4. What we have touched - PSELAPHAO

B. The Father's Revelation vs 2
1. Seen it - HORAO
2. Testify - MARTUREO
3. Declare - AGGELLO

C. For the Purpose of Fellowship  vs 3
Fellowship - KOINONIA 

D. For the Result Of Joy vs 4

III. The Personal Nature of Faith in Jesus

A. He is a Real Person
B. He is Really God
C. He Desires Real Fellowship with Us