The First Letter of John closes with a powerful message.

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life,” John says. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” John’s message tells us that God’s love can give us complete confidence so that we can live lives free of fear, devoted to loving Christ as he loves us.

Here the sermon, “Complete Confidence,” on 1 John 5:9-15 —