“Do Not Be Deceived: Assaying the Truth” (1 John 4:1-6)



“Sermon Audio: “Do Not Be Deceived: Assaying the Truth” (1 John 4:1-6)
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, OH
November 12, 2017

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. ” (1 John 4:1-6, ESV)

“The Coolest Book on the Planet” (2 Tim. 3:16)



“Sermon Audio: “The Coolest Book on the Planet” (2 Tim. 3:16)
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, OH
July 23, 2017

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (2 Tim. 3:16 ESV)

“The Gift of Confident Assurance” (1 John 3:19-24)



“Sermon Audio: “The Gift of Confident Assurance” (1 John 3:19-24)
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, OH
July 16, 2017

“By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.” (1 John 3:19–24, ESV)

“Love in Contrast” (1 John 3:11-18)



“Sermon Audio: “Love in Contrast” (1 John 3:11-18)
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, OH
June 18, 2017

“For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:11–18, ESV)

“The Practice of Sinning” (1 John 3:4-10)



“Sermon Audio: “The Practice of Sinning” (1 John 3:4-10)
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, OH
March 19, 2017

“Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.” (1 John 3:4–10, ESV)