1st John 5.13-21 – Blessed Assurance

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Bible passage: 1st John 5.13-21
Speaker: Bryson
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

Knowing

Six things to know
 #1 You have eternal life (1st John 5.13)
 #2 You are heard by God (1st John 5.14-15)
 #3 Your prayers are answered (1st John 5.15-17)
 #4 You don’t continue to sin (1st John 5.18)
 #5 You are a child of God (1st John 5.19)
 #6 You know the true God (1st John 5.20)

One thing to do (1st John 5.21)

1st John 4.7-21 – God is Love

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Bible passage: 1st John 4.7-21
Speaker: Bryson
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

 What’s the big deal about loving one another?

Reason #1 – Love comes from God (1st John 4.7-8)

Reason #2 – God has especially loved us (1st John 4.9-11)

Reason #3 – God lives in us (1st John 4.12-16)

Reason #4 – God’s love is made complete in us (1st John 4.12, 17-21)

 The big deal about loving one another

1st John 2.28-3.18 – Children of God

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Bible passage: 1st John 2.28-3.18
Speaker: Ed
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

1. We are children of God! (1st John 2.28-3.3)

2. Family Likeness:
 a) We stop practicing sin (1st John 3.4-10)
 b) We love one another (1st John 3.11-18)

I am a child of God. God is my Father;
 Heaven is my home; every day is one day nearer;
 My Saviour is my brother; Every Christian is my brother (or sister) too.

1st John 2.3-17 – Obedience, love, and God

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Bible passage: 1st John 2.3-17
Speaker: Bryson
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

Little children, love one another

1.0 A reassuring lesson
 a) obeying Jesus shows we know Jesus (1st John 2.3-6)
 b) obeying Jesus’ command to love one another (1st John 2.7-11)

2.0 An affirming list (1st John 2.12-14)

3.0 A challenging instruction (1st John 2.15-17)

1st John 1.5-2.2 – Light from God

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Bible passage: 1st John 1.5-2.2
Speaker: Bryson
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

Light

1.0 An illustration (1st John 1.5)
a) goodness
b) guidance

2.0 Three implications
a) “If we claim…” (1st John 1.6-7)
b) “If we claim…” (1st John 1.8-9)
c) “If we claim…” (1st John 1.10)

3.0 An application (1st John 2.1-2)

2019 Growth Challenges

1st John 1.1-4 – Life with God

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Bible passage: 1st John 1.1-4
Speaker: Bryson
Series: 1 John: Blessed Assurance

Outline:

Roundabouts and 1st John

1.0 “This we proclaim…” (1st John 1.1-2)
a) the life appeared
b) we have heard and seen

2.0 “so that…” (1st John 1.3)
a) fellowship with us
b) fellowship with God

We write this to make our joy complete. (1st John 1.4)

Christmas According to… Mark

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Bible passage: Mark 1.1-13
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Christmas According to the Gospels

Outline:

Familiarity breeds…

1.0 Great expectations
a) the opening sentence (Mark 1.1)
b) the Old Testament (Mark 1.2-3)
c) John the Baptist (Mark 1.4-8)

2.0 Great unexpectedness
a) Jesus’ baptism (Mark 1.9-11)
b) Jesus’ disappearance (Mark 1.12-13)

3.0 Great greatness

Proverbs 10-29 – Wise Words

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Bible passage: Proverbs 10-29
Speaker: Tristan
Series: Foolproof: Life lessons from the book of Proverbs

Outline:

The power of words
 Proverbs 18.21
 Proverbs25.15
 Proverbs 12.18
 Proverbs 15.23

Wise words are…
 a) Few
 Proverbs 10.19
 Proverbs 29.20
 Proverbs 11.12
 Proverbs 17.27-28

 b) Honest
 Proverbs 12.22
 Proverbs 20.17
 Proverbs 25.18
 Proverbs 19.5

 c) Loving
 Proverbs 10.11
 Proverbs 15.4
 Proverbs 16.21
 Proverbs 16.24

Where wise words come from

Proverbs 10-29 – The Rhythm of Life

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Bible passage: Proverbs 10-29
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Foolproof: Life lessons from the book of Proverbs

Outline:

Building a house

1.0 The foundation
 Proverbs 14.27
 Proverbs 15.16
 Proverbs 15.33
 Proverbs 19.23

2.0 The framework
 Proverbs 11.1
 Proverbs 16.8
 Proverbs 16.32
 Proverbs 19.5

3.0 The fittings
 Proverbs 14.20
 Proverbs 18.22
 Proverbs 20.14
 Proverbs 22.6

Building a better life

Proverbs 1-9 – Look Who’s Talking

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Bible passage: Proverbs 1-9
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Foolproof: Life lessons from the book of Proverbs

Outline:

Decisions, decisions

1.0 The voice of WISDOM (Proverbs 9.1-12)
a) her invitation
b) our response
c) the outcome

2.0 The voice of FOLLY (Proverbs 9.13-18)
a) her invitation
b) our response
c) the outcome

Decision making and the fear of God

 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.” – Luke 12.4-5

Proverbs 1.1-6 – Wise Up

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Bible passage: Proverbs 1.1-6
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Foolproof: Life lessons from the book of Proverbs

Outline:

Life hacks

1.0 The PURPOSE of Proverbs (Proverbs 1.2-5)
 a) wisdom
 b) discipline
 c) prudence

2.0 The PATTERN of Proverbs (Proverbs 1.6)

3.0 The PERSON of Proverbs (Proverbs 1.1)
 “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding…” – Isaiah 11.2
 “…for she (the Queen of the South) came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.” – Matthew 12.42

1st Peter 4.12-5.14 – New Hope

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Bible passage: 1st Peter 4.12-5.14
Speaker: Tristan
Series: 1st Peter: Stand Firm in Grace

Outline:

How to stand firm…

 a) Remember your hope (1st Peter 4.12-19)

 b) Remember your help (1st Peter 5.1-5)

 c) Remember your humility (1st Peter 5.6-9)

 d) Remember God himself (1st Peter 5.10-11)

…and stand firm (1st Peter 5.12-14)

Acts 15.35-18.22 – The Delight of the Risen Christ

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Bible passage: Acts 15.36-18.22
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Acts 8-18: Mission Unstoppable

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Outline:

Variety is the spice of life

1.0 Jesus’ remarkable directing (Acts 15.36-16.10)

2.0 Jesus’ remarkable collecting
 a) a business woman (Acts 16.11-15)
 b) a slave girl (Acts 16.16-18)
 c) a Roman jailer (Acts 16.19-34)

3.0 Jesus’ remarkable kingdom