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Following Christ’s Commands

July 9, 2017 | 1 John 2:3-6

Many in the church today falsely think they are Christians when in fact, they are not. They have prayed the prayer, but they have not truly come to faith in Jesus, because their lives are unchanged. So, how can we be sure?
In the apostle John’s first letter, he wrote to give believers confident assurance of their salvation in Jesus Christ. We can have confident assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ.

Receiving Christ’s Love

July 2, 2017 | 1 John 4:13-21

Pastor Gary continued our sermon series called “So You Think You’re a Christian?”. Once we confess our mess and our need for a savior, the second movement of the gospel in our lives is receiving Christ’s love. Do you have a hard time forgiving yourself or others? Do you find yourself working really hard to try and measure up? Are you a perfectionist that has a hard time understanding that God loves you the way you are? Receiving Christ’s love is necessary to be a mature, growing Christian.

Resolved

January 1, 2017 | 1 John 2:7-17 | New Years

Are you one of the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions each year? Check out our New Year’s Day sermon for 2017 to learn how to view resolutions from an eternal perspective.

Be Filled

November 8, 2015 | 1 John 4:11-18 | discipleship, holy spirit

Jesus promised that those who received Him would experience abundant life, full and overflowing. Are you experiencing this life today? Or do you ever feel empty and powerless? Do you dream of living a life of fulfillment, a life filled with passion and purpose? In the apostle John’s first letter, he told his hearers that they could abide in Christ by being continually filled with His Spirit. We can experience the abiding life of Christ within us by being continually filled with His Spirit.

Be Forgiven

November 1, 2015 | 1 John 1:5-2:2 | discipleship

Do you ever feel distant from God? Does the shame and guilt of sin ever make you feel this distance? As if God is far away? Who do you think moved? What do we do as Christians when we sin? In the apostle John’s first letter, he told his hearers that they could know and experience God’s ongoing forgiveness as those who were adopted into His family. We can know and experience God’s ongoing forgiveness in our lives.

Be Sure

October 25, 2015 | 1 John 5:11-15 | assurance, discipleship

Do you have proof that you are a citizen of heaven? Do you have confidence that you are a citizen of God’s Kingdom? Many people struggle with doubts in this area. Wouldn’t you like to be sure? In the apostle John’s first letter, he told his hearers that they could have assurance of salvation by receiving and believing in Christ Jesus. We can be sure of our salvation by receiving and trusting in Christ Jesus.

Are You Growing in Loving and Forgiving?

May 11, 2014 | 1 John 4:7-21 | discipleship, relationships

Pastor Gary Combs continued the sermon series “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health” with this message from 1 John. This sermon discussed the importance of examining your spiritual heart. Does it beat with the love and forgiveness that comes from God? This sermon was preached on Mother’s Day.

Love All

December 29, 2013 | 1 John 4:7-12 | advent conspiracy, christmas

In this conclusion of our Advent Conspiracy series, Jonathan Combs helps us understand what it means to love with the same love God showed when he sent Jesus as a baby on that first Christmas

Walk This Way

September 30, 2012 | 1 John 2:6 | jesus

Pastor Jonathan Minter delivered a message entitled “Walk This Way.” The message was taken from 1 John 2:6 which says that “whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.” This message looks at three categories of things that Jesus did most and challenges us to do likewise in Jesus power. Jonathan Minter is WCC’s new Executive Pastor.

Fulfillment

September 20, 2009 | 1 John 4:11-18 | fulfillment

Pastor Gary concluded the series Back 2 Basics by helping us see how we can know and rely on God’s Spirit to give us the power to live a fulfilled life.