True Love; Love Truth, Part 1

December 2, 2018 • 11:00 am

Scripture: 2 John 1:1–5

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

The second and third epistles from the Apostle John are tied directly to the first epistle. 2 and 3 John will pick up and illustrate parts of the main argument of the first epistle. When we come to this second epistle, you see the negative aspect of Christian fellowship expressed -– in its rejection of deceivers/false teachers. John encourages the discerning and balanced expression of love and truth.


Part of the series:

The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

A survey of the three epistles of the Apostle John

July 22, 2018 • 11:00 am

What Do You Have in Common with God?

Scripture: 1 John 1:1–4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: What is fellowship? Many Baptists will associate the word with food and a time of socializing. But is that all there is to it?

July 29, 2018 • 11:00 am

Why We Can Enjoy Fellowship with God, Part1

Scripture: 1 John 3:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: 1 John 3:9 has caused a good bit of trouble and concern to many believers who have read it. Yet this verse actually reveals one reason why we can enjoy fellowship with God! It's really exciting once you see what this verse is really saying!

August 5, 2018 • 11:00 am

Why We Can Enjoy Fellowship with God, part 2

Scripture: 1 John 4:17

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: One of the great statements in all of the Bible is this one from 1 John 4:17: "as He is, so are we in this world." What is true of Christ now is what is true of us who are born-again now! And what is true of both is what gives us the third reason the believing sinner can even have fellowship with God through Christ; it explains how it is that we can enjoy that fellowship with God through Christ!

August 19, 2018 • 11:00 am

Characteristics of Fellowship with God, Part 1

Scripture: 1 John 1:1–3, 1 John 4:5–6

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is. Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is in fellowship with God. As we survey the epistles of John, we find four characteristics about a person's fellowship with God. Today we cover the first one. Is it characteristic of your claim?

August 26, 2018 • 11:00 am

Characteristics of Fellowship with God, Part 2

Scripture: 1 John 1:3–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Genuine fellowship with God bears this characteristic: it is joyful! Unfortunately, many born-again believers are not experiencing this joy. Why not? Find out in today's message from 1 John 1!

September 2, 2018 • 11:00 am

Characteristics of Fellowship with God, Part 3

Scripture: 1 John 1:5–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: What does fellowship with God look like? In part 3 we learn of two other characteristics from 1 John 1:5-7.

September 9, 2018 • 11:00 am

What Fellowship with God Produces

Scripture: 1 John 1:6—2:6

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Just like in chemistry when certain elements or compounds react with one another and always produce the same result, so whenever a born-again believer comes in contact with and interacts with God, that real fellowship always produces godliness. Fellowship with God never produces sinful living.

September 23, 2018 • 11:00 am

A Well-Grounded Assurance of Salvation, Part 1

Scripture: 1 John 5:18–20

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: How can a person know if he/she is really saved? What gives any of us the right to say, "I am saved?" Find out what the Bible says in today's message.

September 30, 2018 • 11:00 am

A Well-Grounded Assurance of Salvation, Part 2

Scripture: 1 John 3:19–24

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: When it comes to the matter of our assurance of salvation, it is important we understand the difference between two related terms: security and assurance. It is also important we remember the basis of our assurance lies not in the evidences seen in our lives but upon the Word of God and the total sufficient of the merit of Christ's person and work to secure for us an eternal acceptance with the Father.

October 28, 2018 • 11:00 am

Divine Resources to Detect & Deal with Error

Scripture: 1 John 2:18–27

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Although Satan uses false teachers and false teaching to seduce God's people, the Bible assures us we have been given two all-sufficient, divine resources to detect and deal with error.

November 4, 2018 • 11:00 am

Assurance Produces Confidence, Part 1

Scripture: 1 John 3:21–22, 1 John 5:14–15

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind? I sure hope my prayer made it up to Heaven! I feel like my prayers are just bouncing off the ceiling and coming right back down. There's no way God is going to answer my prayer; He is too far away to even bother with me. Well, here's great encouragement and truth from God's Word to help you correct your thinking!

November 11, 2018 • 11:00 am

Assurance Produces Confidence, Part 2

Scripture: 1 John 3:21–22, 1 John 5:14–15

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Our text today reveals that the blessings of an assured acceptance before God are two-fold--1) Confidence towards God, 2) Answered Prayer from God. Are you enjoying these blessings?

December 2, 2018 • 11:00 am

True Love; Love Truth, Part 1

Scripture: 2 John 1:1–5

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Our culture has its own definition of "love" and "truth" which are contrary to God's. Is there any connection between these two concepts? If so, what is it? If we are to have a vibrant, well-balanced Christian character, these two characteristics of God must be expressed as He intended. Both of these virtues are also essential for a well-balanced, healthy Church ministry and come from only one source.

December 9, 2018 • 11:00 am

True Love; Love Truth, part 2

Scripture: 2 John 1:4–6

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: Can you give me an example of two things that are inseparable? God gives us two -- truth and love. Society considers them to be two totally separate, non-related virtues! But notice what God has to say in today's text!