As part of our series “1 John: The Nature of Genuine Community,” I shared a message on 1 John 2.15-17. Here’s the PDF of the Keynote. One of the things I realized as prepping for this message was how uncommon it is for people who preach from this passage to discuss its relation to verses 12-14. John’s pastoral wisdom is far too often skipped over. His call to holiness is founded upon his pastoral admonish and encouragement that we can have assurance that we have been saved by Christ and are being saved by Him. Its from that place of assurance that John calls us to have our affections aligned with the Love of the Father.