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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.