Sermons by Kevin Meadows

Sermons by Kevin Meadows

Christians Love Each Other

1 John 3:11-24 We must love believers. Hate has an ungodly nature (1 John 3:11-15).-Matthew 5:21-22-John 8:44 Believers need compassion (1 John 3:16-18). Love gives us an objective point of reference when our conscience falsely condemns us (1 John 3:19-22). Love is a characteristic of abiding in God (1 John 3:23-24). Christian love rises above human differences to show itself in absolute loyalty to others in their need. Christian love looks on other persons through the eyes and with the…

Unashamed Hope

1 John 2:28-3:3 Why followers of Jesus have hope… We can have confidence before Christ when He returns (1 John 2:28-29). We are God’s children (1 John 3:1-2a). We look ahead to our full transformation (1 John 3:2b-3). He will appear We will see Him We will see Him as He is We will be like Him

The Hindrance of Worldliness

1 John 2:15-17 We must love God and not the world’s system. Because the world’s virtues are not God’s virtues (1 John 2:15b-16). Because the world’s system is temporary (1 John 2:17).

Keeping Christ in Our Christianity

1 John 2:1-6 We must keep Christ’s commands to fellowship in Christ… We are able not to sin. Christ makes restored fellowship possible if we do sin. Advocacy Propitiation God’s love is maturing us.

Introduction to 1st John

This week we begin a sermon series on the book of 1st John. Author: John the Apostle Date: 80’s or 90’s AD Addressees: Believers in Asia Minor Occasion: Heresy, Immorality, and Conflict Purposes: Fellowship, Joy, Holiness, Assurance Summary: John urges believers to fellowship in Christ by exposing the antichrist teachers.

The Limitations of Human Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 9:1-10:20 Wisdom does not spare anyone from death (Ecclesiastes 9:1-10). Wisdom does not prevent unexpected events (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12). Wisdom is unappreciated (Ecclesiastes 9:13-16). A wise reputation is easily tainted (Ecclesiastes 9:17-10:20).

The Emptiness of Wealth

In Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12 Solomon talks about how wealth is unreliable: Wealth can be lost through rash vows Wealth can be lost to a corrupt government Enough is never enough Wealth attracts parasites Wealth can be lost through bad investing Even if a person retains their wealth for a lifetime, life is brief Enjoy what God HAS given you

Time Is Not On Our Side

There are four specific frustrations related to time that we see in Ecclesiastes 3:1-22: Timing (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11a) Limited Perspectives (Ecclesiastes 3:11b-15) Injustice (Ecclesiastes 3:16-17) Death (Ecclesiastes 3:18-22)

Everything is Meaningless

Ecclesiastes is one of the most needed books in our society and culture right now because of its willingness to take an honest look at the darkness in our world. Over the next few weeks we will be doing a sermon series examining this book in more depth. Today we went through the first 11 verses that Solomon wrote. In Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 Solomon’s proposition is that everything is meaningless. Earth (Ecclesiastes 1:4) Sun (Ecclesiastes 1:5) Wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6) Rivers (Ecclesiastes…