Advent Four: Love

Sermons

This is sermon based on 1 John 4:7-12 that I preached at the Spanish congregation at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction In addition to my role as a pastor at Queen Street Baptist Church, I […]

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What is Sin?

Sermons

A sermon based on 1 John 1:5-2:6 preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction What is sin? Well, isn’t it obvious? Sin is doing something bad. We can all probably recollect a time when we did […]

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My 5 Least Read Blog Posts

Personal Reflections

Most bloggers like to highlight their most popular blog posts and I have done that myself. But I thought I would do something different. Instead of listing my five most popular blog posts, I’m going […]

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All You Need is Love

Love

A sermon preached at Queen Street Baptist Church based on 1 John 4:7-12. Introduction If we were to tune into a random radio station, how long do you think it would take for us to […]

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Faith Test: Truth

Sermons

1 John 5:1-12 Introduction   As we come to the end of our series on 1 John, we have seen that John expects certain things to go along with the faith. We are to take […]

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Faith Test: Child of God

1 John 2:28-3:10 Introduction One of the underlying themes in John’s letter, one that has influenced every part of the Faith Test, is that there should be a family resemblance in our relationship with God. […]

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Faith Test: Incarnation

1 John 2:18-27, 4:1-3 Introduction We are going to be looking today at the doctrine of the incarnation, that is that God the Son became human in such a way that he was fully God […]

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Faith Test: The World

A sermon based on 1 John 2:15-17 that was preached at Toronto Chinese Baptist Church. Introduction Flee from the things of the world! Avoid worldly influences! What does that even mean? When I was a new Christian, […]

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Faith Test: Love

Sermons

1 John 2:7-11; 3:11-20 Introduction Last time we discovered that one of the tests for faith is that of sin. However, Christianity is not as simple as just avoiding sin. Christianity is much more complex. […]

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Faith Test: Sin

Sermons

1 John 1:5-2:2 Introduction What does it mean to be a Christian? Well, that is easy, you just believe in Jesus. Yes, faith in Christ is the foundation of the protestant church. People become Christians […]

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Devotions: 1 John

A devotion based on 1 John 1:8. John’s first letter is rich in practical theology. The letter is an attempt to demonstrate what the Christian life is supposed to look like. One of the areas […]

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The Johannine Comma and the Trinity

Apologetics and Theology

If you do not know what the Johannine Comma is, I will explain it to you (hint: it is not John’s punctuation). The best way to understand it is to compare 1 John in the […]

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Just Do It

Apologetics and Theology

The third part of my series on 1 John. “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with […]

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Attributes of Sin

Apologetics and Theology

The second part in my series on 1 John. “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If […]

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Faith So Real You Can Touch It

Apologetics and Theology

I have decided to start a series on 1 John which happens to be one of my favourite books in the Bible. There is so much in this book that is helpful, both for understanding […]

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Anti-Christmas

I hate to do this on Christmas Eve, but since this is my 666th post on this blog, I decided that I needed to post on the Antichrist.  What do we know about the Antichrist? […]

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