Downtown Cornerstone Media
Sep 19
2016

Confidence in the True God

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Craig Sturm

1 John

False teachers had left John’s congregations shaken. He wrote this letter to assure those who remained that since they were faithful to the fundamentals of the faith (a proper view of Christ, obedience, love) their salvation was sure. Today we will see five statements of certainty. Five magnificent, God-glorifying, Jesus-exalting, Spirit-trusting, assurance-giving, foundation-under-our feet-building truths that bring his letter to a glorious crescendo.

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Sep 11
2016

Born of God to Believe

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Craig Sturm

1 John

In 1 John 5:1-12, John will revisit and summarize what he has been centered on for the first four chapters. Today, we will particularly shine the light on John’s use of the language of “believe.” We will see that, by God’s gracious work, we are able to believe in Jesus. And that belief in Jesus works its way out in the natural “fruit” of love and obedience, and the strength to overcome all barriers in its way.

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Sep 5
2016

God’s Love Made Known

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor David Parker

1 John

The whole book of First John was written so that we would know that we have fellowship with God; that we would know that we are genuine children of the King. Today in chapter 4, John brings back several themes that we’ve been exploring throughout this book, namely, that we understand the one true God and His love for us that was revealed in Jesus Christ. Without a proper understanding of God’s love, we won’t know how to receive His love, love Him in return, and most importantly, love others.

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Aug 28
2016

Assurance For Our Hearts

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor David Parker

1 John

In many respects the whole book of 1 John is one big test, answering the question: How can we have assurance that we are truly His children and He is truly our treasure? John continues to unpack these themes in chapters 3 and 4, giving us the test of whether or not we are children of Him by the way we understand His love for us, and in turn our love for others. Today we’re gong to look at how we gain assurance for our hearts and confidence before Him through the Gospel and genuine brotherly love.

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Aug 21
2016

Love One Another

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Daniel Hallak

1 John

In 1 John 3:11-18, John is circling back to the centrality of love to the good news of Jesus. John continues his description of two paths we can take in life. He starts with a contrast between love as evidence of life and hate as evidence of death and then he demonstrates the heart of love through Jesus perfect sacrifice for us. John ends this section of his book with a challenge to love each other in generous, practical ways.

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Aug 15
2016

The Reason the Son of God Appeared

1 John, Media, Sermons | by James Rayment

1 John

At the half way point of his letter, 1 John 3:4-10, John paints a picture of Jesus’ power in ending the central confict of history. Not only did He defeat the devil, but He is actively at work destroying sin in our lives. On this backdrop, John shows us the profound effect God’s adoption of us has and tells us the marks of the children of God and how to tell them apart from the children of the devil.

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Aug 7
2016

Children of God

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Deacon Pierce Martin

1 John

This morning we find ourselves in the middle of First John. Thus far in John’s letter, we have seen his pastoral care for the church: exhorting and teaching them to hold fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to see it worked out in their lives. In our passage today, John shifts from exhortation to lovingly reminding these Christians and us of the abundant riches and privileges of what it means that God has not only saved us through Jesus but has made us his children.

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Jul 31
2016

Spiritual Discernment in a Confusing Age

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Craig Sturm

1 John

As we continue our journey through the book of 1 John, we find ourselves this morning exploring an intriguing theme found in 2:18-27 & 4:1-6 — how can you know truth from error? John lays out a clarion call for true followers of Jesus to practice spiritual discernment — especially in light of and in contrast to the false teachers that had departed from them. In the midst of confusion, clarity is possible, and ought to be sought.

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Jul 24
2016

Abiding and Overcoming

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Luke Davis

1 John

John is writing this letter to churches which have been infiltrated by people teaching an untrue story. In an effort to correct and tell a better tale John has reminded his hearers of the holy God in whose light we may know true goodness and beauty. In accord with His glorious light followers of Jesus may confidently know that they are children of God by testing their lives, as we saw last week. This week, in 1 John 2:12-17, we will encounter a delayed but welcome greeting, the first command in the letter, and an impassioned appeal.

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Jul 17
2016

A New Commandment

1 John, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Luke Davis

1 John

Thus far in 1 John, we have reveled with John at the reality-shaking truth that God became a man in the person of Jesus. This God is holy; in His perfect light not a smidgen of darkness may reside. Jesus, the advocate of rebels, turned God’s just anger against our sin into favor through His death and subsequent victory over the grave. Today in 1 John 2:3-11, John will introduce us to the moral and social evidences which are marks of true Christians.

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