Is God guilty of genocide? (Joshua 6:16-21, 8:24-29, 11:10-15)

by fcbcsgv

One of the most challenging questions for believers is why God would command His people to kill those in Canaan. What we see, however, is not God’s cruelty but rather His justice, patience and mercy. There will come the final judgment. All will be judged before the throne of God. God is pursuing the lost […]

Sin that does not lead to death (1 John 5:16-17)

by fcbcsgv

The Apostle John was exhorting his audience (believers) to pray for one another especially those who are in sin. Believers have been saved by grace through faith. We are spared of eternal death and separation from God. Yet our salvation does not preclude us from sinning in this world. We must take sins seriously in […]

Genuine Faith (1 John 5:1-13)

by fcbcsgv

Genuine faith in Jesus as the Christ is the only way for salvation. Believing in Jesus as Christ means that we believe Jesus as our Priest, Prophet and King. This genuine faith is what ultimately leads us to obey His commands and to love one another. http://media.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/p/content.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/Genuine_Faith.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

The Supremacy of Love (1 John 4:7-21)

by fcbcsgv

God loves us and therefore we must love one another. John gave us three important reasons to love one another: 1) Theological 2) Reciprocal 3) Practical. While loving others can sometimes feel like losing, in reality, loving others demonstrates for us that we have received the Holy Spirit and we can have confidence in the […]

Attack from within and without (1 John 3:19-4:6)

by fcbcsgv

As Christians, we live between the valley of failures and the hill of victory. When we are in those valleys, Satan will try to lie to us through our conscience or through false teaching in this world. As believers, we must believe rightly about Jesus Christ. Our conviction in His divinity and His humanity will […]

The Diamond Rule (1 John 3:11-18)

by fcbcsgv

The Golden Rule tells us to do to others as you want others do to you. The Platinum Rule tells us to treat others as others want to be treated. But Jesus gives us a rule that is above all rules: To love others as Christ has loved us. Loving one another is both a […]

Looking Forward and Backward (1 John 2:28 – 3:10)

by fcbcsgv

The Apostle John ended the first major section of his letter by exhorting his readers to remain in God. In order to do so, we must look forward to Christ’s second coming and we must also look backward to Christ’s first coming. His second coming motivates us to participate in the process of sanctification in […]

Tests of Life (Part 2) – Conviction

by fcbcsgv

In 1 John 2:12-27, John continued to give his audience the third test to check their relationship with God. The third test is a theological test – a test of conviction. As believers, we are faced with two oppositions from Satan: 1) the way of this world 2) false teachers. Our conviction in our triune […]

Tests of Life (Part 1) – Obedience and Love

by Benjamin Wu

In 1 John 2:3-29, John shared us three tests of life to check if we have eternal life in Christ: 1) Moral 2) Relational 3) Convictional. This messages covers the first two tests (1 John 2:3-11). For the moral test, obedience to God’s commands is a sign that we are alive in Christ. It is […]

Mirror Mirror on the wall

by Benjamin Wu

God is light and in Him there is no darkness. John teaches us how we view and deal with our sins tell us greatly about our faith. In this passage, we see different signs in our lives that show us whether we really know God or not. http://media.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/p/content.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/Mirror_Mirror_on_the_wall.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android […]