The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Sermon Series

The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

A survey of the three epistles of the Apostle John

February 17, 2019 • 11:00 am

Truth or Consequences

Scripture: 2 John 1:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

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

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?

February 10, 2019 • 11:00 am

On Guard Duty

Scripture: 2 John 1:8

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

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

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.

February 3, 2019 • 11:00 am

Dealing with Deceivers, Part 2

Scripture: 2 John 1:7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

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

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.

January 27, 2019 • 11:00 am

Dealing with Deceivers, Part 1

Scripture: 2 John 1:7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

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

Synopsis: In this second message from 2 John 7, we find five characteristics of deceivers, false teachers. Here's how to identify them.

January 20, 2019 • 11:00 am

True Love; Love Truth, Part 3

Scripture: 2 John 1:7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

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

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?

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!

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

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.