This is the Message

This weekend at Eastbrook Church, we launched into a new series entitled “Love Letters,” where we are walking through the letters of 1, 2, and 3 John. My message this weekend was entitled, “This is the Message,” and drew from 1 John 1:1-2:2.

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

A brief introduction

  • The community
  • The author
  • The situation and key issues

The Message Revealed (1 John 1:1-5)

  • The physical revelation (1:1-2)
  • The Word of revelation (1:1b)
  • The apostolic revelation (1:3-4)
  • God’s essential revelation (1:5)

The Message on our relationships (1 John 1:6-7)

  • Darkness and the elimination of relationships
  • Light and the opening of relationships

The Message on sin and the self (1 John 1:8-9)

  • Sin and self-deception
  • Confession and forgiveness

The Message on sin and God (1 John 1:10-2:2)

  • Sin and God-deception
  • Failure and God’s means for atonement

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