What Was From the Beginning

June 5, 2016 was my inaugural service as Senior Pastor of the historic Sagamore Baptist Church. The first sermon series that I am preaching is entitled Living in the Light, a study through 1 John. Here’s a synopsis of the first message entitled What Was From the Beginning and it can be heard here.

Any preaching from the pulpit of Sagamore Baptist Church will focus on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. I believe, just as John the apostle, that our worldview must be that of Jesus Christ and what it is that He has done on our behalf for the glory of our Heavenly Father. John begins his letter to discuss who Jesus Christ is: He is a person who John has seen, heard and touched with his own hands. He also states that Jesus Christ was manifested as the Light of the world. Because He has been manifested to all of man, it is imperative that we know who He is and how He desires us to live in Him as the Light of the world.

We live in the Light of the world by confessing and repenting of sin and turning to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved from sin except His name (cf. Acts 4:12). John also argues the point that we cannot and should not be deceived by our own self-righteousness. That is, we should not deceive ourselves and say that we have no sin when it is clear that we are of the darkness until the Light of the world reveals/manifests Himself to us as He did to John and all who saw, heard and touched Him.

So, from the beginning of our ministry at Sagamore Baptist Church, we will preach this Light: Jesus Christ! He truly is the Light of the world! He truly is the salvation that all need! He truly is the only way, truth, and life, and no man can go to God the Father except through Him (cf. John 14:6)!

If you are in the Fort Worth area or anywhere close by, I also want to invite you to be a part of this great Fellowship of Believers!

Published by D.J. Gorena

Follower of Jesus Christ, husband, dad, pastor, and twinless twin.

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