The Old/New Commandment – 1 John 2:7-11

Apostle JohnThe Old/New Commandment     1 John 2:7-11

Love one another.  It really is that simple.

1 John 2.07-11.pdf            

1 John 2.07-11.mp3


Complete Joy – 1 John 1:1-4

Apostle JohnComplete Joy     1 John 1:1-4

The fellowship Christ shares with his Father is now ours to delight in. The result is a fulfilled or completed joy.

1 John 1.1-4.pdf

1 John 1.1-4.mp3


Central Reflections: Marks of Conversion (or not)

Top-10Barry Atwell walks us through the Letter of 1 John, pointing out the Top Ten Marks of Conversion.  These can give us assurance that we are truly born again.  The lack of these marks, or the presence of their opposite, would indicate that our conversion has never happened.

          1 John.mp3 (Barry Atwell)

          1 John.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Blessed Assurance

For many people, when we claim that we have eternal life and we know it, it seems like the height of arrogance.  Further, we are all plagued by doubts at some level.  Despite all of this we should not lose heart.

1 John 5.13-21.mp3

1 John 5.13-21.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: What does it mean to be born again?

Admittedly it sounds kind of cheesy. The phrase has been so overused, misused and misrepresented that few of us are really sure any more what being “born again” even means. Our best evidence indicates that Jesus made it up. So, it seems we’re stuck with it.

1 John 5.01-12.mp3

1 John 5.01-12.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Love One Another

God is love. Some people can’t believe it. If God is love, how can he allow all of this suffering and murder and violence and corruption? If God exists, is love even one of God’s attributes? Others misunderstand this statement and would have it mean that God always and everywhere radiates a sentimental positive vibe toward all that we say and do.

1 John 4.07-21.mp3

1 John 4.07-21.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Overcoming the Spirit of the Antichrist

In John’s day, the Greco-Roman world held to a hodgepodge of religious beliefs. With travel and communication being what they are today, the spiritual gumbo is thicker and gooier than ever.

1 John 4.01-06.mp3

1 John 4.01-06.pdf