Thursday, December 3, 2009 | By: Zachary Bartels

The Long and Short of It.

This Week's Sermon(s)
2009, weeks 47 & 48

How do you make up for preaching a fifty-one minute sermon? Easy--follow it up with a twenty-five minute sermon. Here are the next two messages in my series on First John:

Sinless of Sin Less? pt. 1 and Sinless or Sin Less? pt. 2 - John keeps laying on the theological tension in 1:8-2:2. To summarize,
1. If you claim fellowship with God but live a life of sin, you're lying;
2. If you claim that you live a life without sin, you're lying;
3. You should live a life without sin.

How can anyone hope to live a faithful Christian life in light of these statements? The answer is rooted, not in us, but in the cross.

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1 reader comments:

Susan Austin said...

I don't think there was any reason to make up for its length. It was a very interesting and lively sermon. I actually listened to it again at work today after reading your post.