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Facing Judgment with Confidence

1 John 4:17-21 1. Practicing the Love of Christ gives us confidence in the day of judgment (vv 17-18) 2. We can love our brothers and sisters-in-Christ because God has first loved us (v 19) 3. If we have been loved by God, we will love others (vv 20-21)

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Why We Must Love

1 John 4:7-10 1. We should love one another because God is love (vv 7-8) a. God is the source of genuine love, because it comes from His very nature. b. God’s true children display His nature. 2. God showed His love by sending His Son as the propitiation for our sins (vv 9-10) a. […]

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1 John 4:4–6 Big Idea: We are to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow God alone because we have this victorious identity in Christ. I. What Not to Do: Listen to World (v 5) II. What to Do: Listen to the Spirit of Truth (v 6) III. Who We are: Victorious Overcomers (v 4)

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Test What You Hear

1 John 4:1-3 1. Introduction 2. Importance of testing the spirits (v 1) 3. The Test (vv 2-3) a. Confessing Christ for who He is b. An evident commitment to Christ 4. Conclusion Summary: As believers of Jesus, we must always test what we hear, see and experience and measure it against God’s Spirit of […]

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Blessed Assurance

1 John 3:19-24 1. When our hearts condemn us, we must rest on the basis of assurance (vv 19-20) – Assurance is based on the knowledge of God’s work in our lives (vv 19-20a) – Assurance is based on God’s greater knowledge of us (v 20b) 2. When our hearts are confident, we will enjoy […]

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Hatred or Love?

1 John 3:9-18 A. The mark of the world is hatred i. Hatred is typified in Adam’s firstborn, Cain ii. Hatred originates with the devil iii. Hatred divides people and may result in the taking of life iv. Hatred is motivated by personal sin B. The mark of the church / Christian is love i. […]

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