IX Marks of a Healthy Christian

Working our way through 1 John to hear how God's Word describes Building UP Healthy Christians!

1 John 5:13-21    Easter 2016 - CONFIDENCE in What You Know - Jesus is the miracle that makes the dead come alive
3/27/2016, Pastor John Geaney

  • Know that you have eternal life V13
  • Know that God hears and answers prayer according to His will V14-17
  • Know that we can have victory over keeping on sinning.V18
  • Know that we are part of a different Kingdom. V19
  • Know that we Know Him.  The risen victorious one.  Don’t let anything distract you from this knowledge. V20-21

1 John 5:1-12           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark IX: Whoever Overcomes the World by faith rooted in God’s love.
3/20/2016, Pastor John Geaney

The theme of today’s passage is that healthy Christian overcomes the world by faith that is rooted in God’s love.  Namely the person of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Therefore the aim of our passage and the pray that I’m hoping God will answer through us hearing His word, is that we would know we have genuine faith in Jesus Christ, because it is rooted in God’s love, that overcomes the world and causes us to love one another, love God, love His commandments and love His testimony, in a way that could only come from genuine faith in Him.

1 John 4:7-21           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark IIX: Whoever Loves God must also love His Brother!
3/13/2016, Pastor John Geaney

The theme of our passage today is we know we are real children of God when we love one another because God loved us.

The aim of our passage is that we would know that we are loved by God because of what He has done for us in Jesus Christ, and we prove that to ourselves and one another by manifesting the presence of God by our love for one another.

1 John 4:1-6           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark VII: The Holy Spirit, working within us to tell us what is from God
3/6/2016, Pastor John Geaney

The theme of our passage today is “Test the Spirits” it’s right there in V1

The aim of our passage is that we would be able to overcome this world by true Spirit of God, The Holy Spirit, working within us to tell us what is from God.

1 John 3:10-24           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark VI: Keeping God's Commandments
2/28/2016 Bro.  Hunter Bradley

Theme:  That we would abide in Jesus.and obey His commandements.

Therefore, our Aim: Love your Brother's and Sister's in Christ.  That we would see answered prayers

1 John 2:28-3:10           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark V: Whoever Practices Righteousness and not sin because of what God has already done for us.
2/21/2016, Bro Adam Lombard

Theme: Practise Righteousness and not sin because of what God has already done for us. V10

Therefore, our Aim: Practise Righetouseness.

1 John 2:18-27           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark IV: The Children of God will and must persevere by the sovereignty of God.
2/14/2016, Pastor Brent Wells

Theme: The Sovereignty of God sustains and protects all true believers.

Therefore, our Aim: The Christian must and will persevere to the end.

1 John 2:7-17           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark III: The Love of the Father shines in you
2/7/2016, Pastor John Geaney

Theme: Don't to love the world because it is passing away.  But instead to do the will of the Father and abide in Him.

Therefore, our Aim: Pulled into the love of the Father and let that love shine out in the fellowship of believers.

  • Abide in the light V7-11
  • Abide in the fellowship and the trinity V12-14
  • Abide in the will of God V15-17

1 John 2:1-6           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark II: Walking with Jesus = Knowing God for real
1/31/2016, Pastor John Geaney

THEME: The second mark of being a healthy Christian is Knowing God for real 

AIM:  That we may not sin through knowing God for real

  • To know V1-2
  • Is to Keep V3-5
  • Is to Abide V6

1 John 1:1-10           IX Marks of a Healthy Christian - Mark I: His Word in us
1/24/2016, Pastor John Geaney

Theme: That unless God's word is in us then we will walk in darkness and deny our sin.

Aim: That we would have fellowship with believers through believing in the incarnation of Christ .

The misery of darkness V6

Walking in light

The misery of deceiving ourselves V8

Confessing our sins


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