1st John

1st John

Assurance and Confidence

1 John 5:13-21 1. Believers can have Assurance of Salvation John’s Purposes: Who is assurance for?Assurance of salvation is for those have been truly saved. What does assurance mean?Your salvation is held eternally secure by God in Jesus Christ. What is the basis for assurance?Assurance is based on what Christ has done for you and in you. 2. Believers can have Confidence in prayer.  What is the sin that leads to death?1. A specific sin in a believer.2. Total (and final) rejection…

Biblical Christianity

1 John 5:1-12 Are you a Christian as defined by the Bible? Christians obey God and love His children. 1 John 5:1-5 Christians believe Jesus is the authenticated Son of God. 1 John 5:6-12

The Truth about Love

1 John 4:7-21 “Agape” – selfless, giving, unconditional love. It’s an action, not a feeling. The Explanation of Love – vs 1 John 4:7-10It’s not, “Because God is love, he doesn’t care about our sin.”It’s “Because God is love, he didn’t leave us in our sin.” The Demonstration of Love – vs 1 John 4:10-18 The Expectation of Love – vs 1 John 4:19-21

Christians Love Each Other

1 John 3:11-24 We must love believers. Hate has an ungodly nature (1 John 3:11-15).-Matthew 5:21-22-John 8:44 Believers need compassion (1 John 3:16-18). Love gives us an objective point of reference when our conscience falsely condemns us (1 John 3:19-22). Love is a characteristic of abiding in God (1 John 3:23-24). Christian love rises above human differences to show itself in absolute loyalty to others in their need. Christian love looks on other persons through the eyes and with the…

Sin Doesn’t Fit Anymore

1 John 3:4-10 “Does not sin” – Greek – conveys a continual ongoing action No one who is continually sinning, has seen him or known him.No one who is continually abiding in Christ can be continually sinning. True believers cannot make a continual practice of sinning because… 1. Sin is contrary to the law of God.  vs. 4  Sin is willful rebellion against God and the intentional breaking of His law. Psalm 19:7-14 “The heinousness of sin lies not so…

Unashamed Hope

1 John 2:28-3:3 Why followers of Jesus have hope… We can have confidence before Christ when He returns (1 John 2:28-29). We are God’s children (1 John 3:1-2a). We look ahead to our full transformation (1 John 3:2b-3). He will appear We will see Him We will see Him as He is We will be like Him

Guarding against Deception

1 John 2:18-27 If you knew this was the last hour of your life, how would you live? Lord please bring those I contact to a decision. I don’t want to be a milepost on the side of the road, I want to be a fork in the road, that men must turn one way or the other on seeing Christ in me. – Jim Elliot Determine the Real vs the Fake (1 John 2:18-20) Discern the Truth vs the…

The Hindrance of Worldliness

1 John 2:15-17 We must love God and not the world’s system. Because the world’s virtues are not God’s virtues (1 John 2:15b-16). Because the world’s system is temporary (1 John 2:17).

The Truth about Hate

1 John 2:7-14 Commandment – 1 John 2:7-8 Condition – 1 John 2:9-11 Confirmation – 1 John 2:12-14 “Hate can be expressed in two different ways. It can be active, in that we indulge in malicious talk or injurious actions toward another. We can strike them, or beat them, or throw our garbage over their fence, or mistreat them in some way. We can attack them, we can slander them behind their back. All these are active expressions of hate,…
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