Sunday, December 9, 2018

Johnny One Note

Watch "Johnny One Note" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church December 9, 2018

Jesus had a nickname for the apostle John, and so do I.

To Jesus, he was a Son of Thunder. But to me, he's Johnny One Note. That's because he repeats himself more than any other New Testament writer. In fact, sometimes the book of 1 John sounds like a broken record.

The question is, why did the Spirit of God inspire John to keep repeating himself? Might it be because He knew how thick the skulls of his readers would be? No doubt you have already heard what John will be repeating to us in 1 John 4:7-12. But how well have you been listening? I pray you'll come with ears to hear, again, Johnny's one note. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Don't Get Duped

Watch "Don't Get Duped" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church November 18, 2018

In an anti-Jesus world, anyone who is pro-Jesus feels like kin. But before you affirm their faith or follow their teachings, it would be wise to find out whether the Jesus they believe in is the same Jesus you believe in.

What do true Christians believe about Jesus? That's the question we will find answers to in this week's study of 1 John 3:24 - 4:6. If you want to follow the real Jesus and help others to do the same, don't miss this Sunday's service!

Monday, November 12, 2018

What You Didn't Know about Love

Watch "What You Didn't Know About Love" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church November 11, 2018

 I'm sure it's not news to you that Jesus wants us to love one another. It's the one command upon which all others are built.

But just because it's foundational doesn't mean we know everything God wants us to know about love. We are going to learn new dimensions of love from a very old man who followed Jesus for a very long time. I hope you will join us as we discover, in 1 John 3:11-24, what we didn't know about love.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Salvation Test

Watch "The Salvation Test" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church November 4, 2018

Knowing what it takes to become a Christian is pretty simple, but knowing for sure whether you are one can be tricky to discern. And knowing whether those who influence you spiritually are true Christians can be harder still.
Thankfully, the apostle John eliminated a lot of confusion when he wrote the letter we call 1 John. We are going to study 1 John 2:29 - 3:10, which is essentially a true/false test designed both to assure us of our salvation and to expose those who claim to be spiritually advanced but are actually not Christians at all.
I'm praying God will give us both peace of mind and the wisdom we need to steer clear of false teaching as we get ready to see our Savior face-to-face. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Staying Saved

Watch "Staying Saved" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church October 28, 2018

If the gospel can be symbolized by a seed, and our hearts by soil, there are, in the church, some whose soil is too rocky for the seed to take root. They believe, but briefly.
How can you make sure your soil is such that the gospel, once implanted, remains rooted? How can you make sure you do not fall away?
In our study of 1 John 2:18-28 we will learn how to be among those whose faith is still strong when Jesus comes to take us home.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Do You Love Him?

Watch " Do You Love Him? " By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church October 21, 2018

When what God did for us through His Son Jesus really sinks in, we cannot help but love Him for it. 

But how do we say to God, "I love You"?

With words and worship, yes. But, more powerfully, with actions. It is how we live that best communicates our love (or lack of love) for our heavenly Father.

We'll learn from 1 John 2:12-17 how to put love for God into action.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Traits Of A True Christian

Watch "Traits Of A True Christian" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church October 14, 2018

The language we use to describe salvation is varied-knowing God, being a Christian, having eternal life-but at the core of all that spiritual terminology is the critical question: Are you going to heaven? 

You may think you know the answer to that question, but how can you be certain? 
 We will be studying 1 John 2:3-11, which identifies three identifying marks of true faith. If you don't want to have to guess where you or a loved one stands with God, this study will give you the clarity you seek.