KEITH KELLY pastor of
Gorton Evangelical Church
Hyde Road/Crosfield Grove (opposite Gorton Market & Tesco's)
M18 7EE
phone 0161 736 9407
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Gorton Evangelical Church Sunday 18 05 2014

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1st letter of John:   Part 1    Chapter 1:1 to 2:27

Why was it written?                                                                                                                              A. 1 John 1:4   to bring Joy                                                                                                                                                          B. 1 John 2:1    to help us toward holiness                                                                                     C. 1 John 5:13  to bring full assurance of eternal life

1 John 1:1-4      John was writing at the end of his life.  Probably he was in his eighties?  It had been 60 years since he met Christ.  Here he gives his personal testimony. Many believe it was the last New Testament book to be written.

The Keyword is:   FELLOWSHIP


A. What is Fellowship? John 13:23, Something shared, in common-communion, participants   Koinonia= we get the English word - coin  (something shared/passed around).                                                               Partnership, with God and with one another


B. How do we live in Fellowship? 1:5-2:14     

A.     Walk (lifestyle) in the light 1:5-7

B.      Confess sin 1:8-2:2  (continuous cleansing)

made pure from all unrighteousness v 9

C.      Obey His commandments 2:3-6

D.     Love one another 2:7-14 walk in harmony


C.  What stops us having Fellowship?  2:15-27                        Love of the world 2:15-17 Solomon: 1 Kings 11:6-10, David: Psalm 51, Nebuchadnezzar…Daniel 4:29-31, 34    Spirit of Antichrist 1 John 2:18-27 compare with Judas - John 13:30.  



Gorton Evangelical Church is a growing International Church with people from Iran, Philippines, China, plus many parts of Africa and elsewhere. We meet each Sunday at 11am for lively worship and Bible teaching.

We run a Kidz Klub every Tuesday for children 5 to 11 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Each Wednesday morning we run a Bible and English class for English learners from 10am to 12.30pm
Each Wednesday night from 7pm to 8.30pm we have a branch of Emmaus Bible School, UK meeting at Gorton with Free classes in English and Farsi (Iranian).

Each Thursday we meet for prayer from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Each Friday - English (E.S.O.L.) class for all levels 10am to 12.30pm
Each Friday we have a Youth Club for teenagers from 7pm to 9pm


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