This message from Pastor Dave Bruskas is part eleven of our 1 John: Love One Another series. In this sermon, entitled “Faith, Love, and Victory" Pastor Dave takes us through 1 John 5:1–5 where we investigate the reality that Jesus is both our liberator and leader, both our messiah and king. Here, we also learn that the Christian faith is not a burden because all the Father requires of us has been satisfied in the work of his Son, and we’re comforted by the truth that in Jesus’ victory, we find our victory, and that’s good news!
5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?