Studies on 1 John April-May 2020

Sermon Outlines

Service: Prayer and Praise Service

1 Corinthians 14 Orderly Worship

26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. 30 If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn, and all be encouraged, 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.

Today’s Theme: SALT (True Discipleship)

Luke 14: Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

1) What was the importance of Salt in the 1st Century





2) Losing it saltiness?



3) Are we salt? Or not? How…


Pastor’s Study: Flowing in the Supernatural by Greg Mohr

Quote: Chapter 1: We don’t need to return to the times of the book of Acts but to the principles upon which the early church was founded. That is the Word, the Spirit, the blood, the cross, His name, His presence and His healing power. We should not settle for anything less than a church operating in the power of God with regular demonstrations of the Spirit that set people free and draw them to the Lord. His church is a supernatural church that is distinct from every other religion and social club. We follow a resurrected Christ who is alive and present to do what He did when He walked the earth. Slick programs and marketing campaigns are poor substitutes for the presence of God and the power of God! Yet that is what many churches have degraded into today. There is a huge disparity between dead, dry religion and a genuine move of the Spirit birthed by the ministry of the Word, the presence of God, and demonstrations of the Spirit of God. People are looking for the real deal today. They are hungry for the supernatural power of God and the Word of God.

  1. Are we hungry for the supernatural power of God?
  2. What does this look like here?



  1. How comfortable are you with the Holy Spirit?


  1. What is the Lutheran understanding of the Holy Spirit?

The Third Article: Sanctification (Luther’s Small Catechism)

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.

This is most certainly true.