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This past weekend at Eastbrook, I spoke about continuing in the truth of God. It was a continuation of our series “Love Letters” from the letters of John, this week looking at 2 John.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included a revised outline for the message below:

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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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An Eternal Kind of Life

What does it mean to have eternal life? That’s a good deal of what I talked about this weekend as I continued our “Love Letters” series on 1, 2, & 3 John this weekend at Eastbrook. My message was entitled “An Eternal Kind of Life” based out of 1 John 5:6-21.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Love That Is Fearless and Complete

I continued our series “Love Letters” this weekend at Eastbrook, I with a message entitled “Love That Is Fearless and Complete” based out of 1 John 4:17-5:5.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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You have loved us first – a prayer by Søren Kierkegaard

In my message this weekend, “The Heart of Love,” I referenced a prayer by the great Christian philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, about the love of God. I’ve included it here for your encouragement.

You have loved us first, O God, alas! We speak of it in terms of history as if You loved us first but a single time, rather than that without ceasing You have loved us first many times and everyday and our whole life through. When we wake up in the morning and turn our soul toward You – You were there first – You have loved us first; if I rise at dawn and at that same second turn my soul toward You in prayer, You are there ahead of me, You have loved me first. When I withdraw from the distractions of the day and turn my soul toward You, You are there first and thus forever. And we speak ungratefully as if You have loved us first only once.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in prayers

 

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The Heart of Love (Study Questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church entitled “The Heart of Love.”

Discussion Questions

  1. When did you first begin to truly understand the love of God? What was it that helped you truly get that understanding?
  2. As we continue the “Love Letters” series this week, we are studying 1 John 4:7-16. However, this section is connected to 4:17-21. Take a moment to read 4:7-21 out loud. Take notice of repeating words and concepts that show up in these verses.
  3. Clearly, love is a theme of this passage, as well as this entire letter of 1 John. In 4:7-16, what are some specific things John says about the love of God: what it is, how it is shown, what it looks like, Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Scripture reflections

 

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The Heart of Love

This weekend at Eastbrook, I brought a message entitled “The Heart of Love” as we continued our series, “Love Letters,” on 1, 2, & 3 John. It was based out of 1 John 4:7-16.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Love in Action (Study Questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church entitled “Love in Action.”

Discussion Questions

  1. Talk about a time when you really experienced love. What happened?
  2. This week’s Bible passage is 1 John 3:11-24. Read this passage out loud and take some time to identify words, phrases, or concepts that repeat throughout these verses. What would you say is the central theme or idea in this passage?
  3. John says loving one another is a “message you heard from the beginning” (1 John 3:11). Take a look at Jesus’ words in the Gospel of John 13:34-35 and 15:12-17 and compare them to what John is writing. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Scripture reflections

 

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