First Mennonite Morton

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1 John

  • The Light of Life Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 06, 2021

    Jesus, our Lord, is the perpetual ‘beacon of light’ who brings life to all who receive Him by faith.  But what does His 'light of life' look like in people?  In a word...it's FREEDOM!  Consider how the Apostle John describes this life.
  • Wrapping Up 1 John Listen

    Ryan Leander - March 31, 2019

    Guest preacher, Ryan Leander, shares John's concluding words of 1 John and consider the Holy Spirit's application to us today.
  • Overcoming The World Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 24, 2019

    What did John mean when he said that we can "overcome the world?"  If such victory is possible, how to we live into it and experience it within daily life?  We look at what the Apostle John had to say about overcoming in the first part of chapter five of John's first epistle.
  • The Love of God Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 17, 2019

    Is God Most High loving?  If He is, can I have confidence before Him?  The Apostle John addresses these deep and crucial questions at the end of chapter 4.  Today, we dig into what John, through the Holy Spirit, says in order to know how to LOVE and LIVE in these days.
  • Growing in Discernment Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 10, 2019

    How do we discern the difference between truth and error?  Likewise, if Satan is actively trying to deceive the world, how does he do it and how can Christians identity his deception?  We dig into these difficult and relevant questions from the Apostle John's perspective and consider it's disciple-making application for us who live in a post-modern, pluralistic culture.
  • Confident Children Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 03, 2019

    What should we do when we lack confidence in our relationship with God and before Him in prayer?  We study how John addresses these questions and consider how, by the Holy Spirit, we can walk as confidence children of God.
  • Practical Love Listen

    Aaron Yoder - February 24, 2019

    What is some of evidence of actually being a Christian?  We dig into this relevant question today by studying John's words about hatred and love in 1 John 3.
  • Abiding In Him Listen

    Aaron Yoder - February 17, 2019

    Why should Christians abide in Jesus?  What should we do when we come to confusing or seemingly contradictory Scripture passages?  Today, we dig into both of these relevant questions by considering John's letter to the churches in Asia Minor.
  • Children of God Listen

    Aaron Yoder - February 03, 2019

    How does one become a 'child of God?'  And what gifts does God give along with that eternal identity?  We study these statements of Christian identity as we continue through John's first epistle.
  • Real Confidence Listen

    Aaron Yoder - January 27, 2019

    What words of encouragement do we need during times of crisis and division?  We look at what the Holy Spirit inspired John to say during the divisive moments in the church in Ephesus, and the surrounding region, and consider it's applications for us today.
  • No Cause For Stumbling Listen

    Aaron Yoder - January 20, 2019

    How does hatred form in the human heart?  How does it affect Christians?  How can we avoid falling prey to the temptation of hatred?  On this Worship Fellowship Sunday, we address these questions through John's first letter and celebrate the work that Mennonite Central Committee is doing in Israel/Palestine.
  • Walking in the Light Listen

    Aaron Yoder - January 13, 2019

    How do we know if we are 'walking in the light' of God and participating in the process of sanctification - or being made more like Jesus?  For Christians, we have a choice whether we walk in darkness or walk in light which affects this process.  Our lesson today is about knowing the difference.
  • Life Has Come Listen

    Aaron Yoder - January 06, 2019

    We begin 2019 with an introduction into the themes within John's first letter and his pastoral emphasis to the churches whom he loved.