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Sermons on I John

Disciples Wholeheartedly Pursue Jesus and His Work – Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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Disciples Wholeheartedly Pursue Jeus and His Work – Part 2 — God’s love for us is true “real” love. It starts with Him not with us. Jesus is the groom; we are the bride. Our love for Him is because of His love for us. We love others because God loves us. This is why…

Clean Hands, Pure Hearts – Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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In this sermon, Chris continues the discussion around the conection between purity and right-relationship with Jesus, as seen in Psalm 24:3-6. He leads the congregation to pray: Help me walk in holiness and transparency. I want (yearn, desire, long, crave, ache) to experience You in closeness and intimacy. Thank you that you jealously love me…

Clean Hands, Pure Heart

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Clean Hands, Pure Heart
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Clean Hands, Pure Heart  –  When we are walking in holiness and transparency before the Lord, we find freedom to experience Him in closeness and intimacy. Three things that can affect right-relationship with the Father are impure hands or heart, idolatry, lies. The devouring fire of God mentioned in Scripture, is driven by His intense…

Christianity 103: Holiness in Wholehearted Love

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Christianity 103: Holiness in Wholehearted Love
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Christianity 103: Holiness in Wholehearted Love —  Scripture reminds us that holiness is the key to SEEING the Lord. How often do we miss Him or fail to see what He is doing around us? There is provision in this life to know the Father, to see Him rightly, and to live in close relationship…

God’s Will, Hope, and Favor – Part 3

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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God’s Will, Hope, and Favor – Part 3 –  Many believers struggle over the will of God. What does He want? Will they miss His will if they make a decision? The presence of options brings anxiety when a believer doesn’t understand God’s value system. We often fail to remember the favor of God beyond our…

God’s Will, Hope, and Favor – Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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God’s Will, Hope, and Favor – Part 2  — Many believers struggle over the will of God. What does He want? Will they miss His will if they make a decision? The presence of options brings anxiety when a believer doesn’t understand God’s value system. We often fail to remember the favor of God beyond our…

God’s Will, Hope, and Favor

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
God’s Will, Hope, and Favor
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God’s Will, Hope, and Favor –  Many believers struggle over the will of God. What does He want? Will they miss His will if they make a decision? The presence of options brings anxiety when a believer doesn’t understand God’s value system. We often fail to remember the favor of God beyond our brokenness and…

Grace for Contentment

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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SPECIAL NOTE: Due to electrical issues on 9/16/18, the sermon was cut short after 22 minutes. Grace for Contentment – Some people consciously or unconsciously see godliness as a way to earn blessing, wealth, and promotion. Various forms of giving-to-get originate from a striving heart, one that is crying out for approval rather than living…

Surfacing Anger and Disappointment

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
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Surfacing Anger and Disappointment – God had an eternal plan that was contrary to Jonah’s emotional needs. God allowed circumstances and events to bring to surface Jonah’s lingering anger and disappointment toward the Father. However, even with a bad attitude, God blessed Jonah and took care of Him. God will build our trust in Him as…