Synopsis: How can Heaven be such a joyful, perfect place of no sadness when I know that some of my loved ones will not be there to enjoy it with me? When there will never be any hope of a reunion with those loved ones who rejected Christ? Here's what God's Word has to say about that!
Synopsis: In this second half of John's second epistle, He gives warning about false teachers/deceivers. We are to reject their deceptions (v. 7), reject their influence (v. 8) and recognize the consequences of God's truth and their error (v. 9). John calls born-again believers to refuse fellowship with them. What is the key test that reveals they have gone beyond what God teaches and become progressive in their teaching? Does it really matter what one believes about Christ?
Synopsis: The Apostle John was given the privilege of seeing a coming new heaven and a new earth. The characteristics of this future home of every born-again believer bears some similarities to the present heaven and earth but there are some striking differences! Rather than being "pie-in-the-sky theology," these truths are designed to impact our current thinking and living. Here's how....
Synopsis: Verse 8 presents the second danger for which the Apostle John issues a warning. From the first verbal command in this epistle, our text today is a call for guard duty. Verse 8 also presents a two-fold purpose for the issuance of this call to personal vigilance against false teachers/deceivers and their false teachings.
Synopsis: The hope of the OT believer and the NT believer is the same: they share a confident expectation of future blessings that focus on a future new heaven and a new earth. Tonight's message focuses on the process that leads up to that new creation of God referred to in Revelation 21.
Synopsis: If we are to correctly deal with deceivers/false teachers, not only must we be able to identify them, but we must understand the seriousness of the threat they pose to us as individuals and as a church. The seriousness of their threat is seen by the level of their commitment and by their confession.
Synopsis: Today we cover the third key truth this short second epistle of John covers: Truth and Love call for discernment of those that claim to be teachers of God. We also look at the connecting link between the commands John gives in vv. 5-6 and the warnings he gives in vv. 7-11. How does love and truth related to false teachers and their false teachings?
Synopsis: This year's annual ministry theme is taken from our text of Scripture--"Shine As Light!" What does that involve and what does it mean? Find out from the insights found in Philippians 2:13-16.
Synopsis: In part 2 of this message from 3 John 2-4, we discover two evidences of a soul that is prospering. If you would be spiritually prosperous in 2019, then these two evidences must be seen in our lives!
Synopsis: In part one of today's message from our text today, the apostle John challenges us with the matter of prosperity in every aspect of life and with a specific standard by which the prayer for that kind of prosperity is given. How prosperous is your soul today? Is your soul prospering? How would you know if it is? What would that look like?