1 John 4:7- 5:5. God is Love! What does that mean? John says if we have been born of God we too love our brothers in Christ. If we are born again, we reflect the self sacrificing love of God. So do we? Are we willing to take on burdens, hardships, stumbling blocks on ourselves so that those around us can be blessed?
1 John 4:1-7. As we have been studying areas in our lives to examine to test the genuineness of our faith, we see that the believer, the man or woman indwelt by the Spirit of God, we have been given the mind of Christ, an understanding of spiritual truth that we would not be lead astray by all kinds of false doctrine. There is no such thing as benign religion. It is either truth of error. If error, its design is…
1 John 3. What is the practice of your life? The apostle John tells us in this letter that by the practice of our lives it is evident if we are children of God, or children of Satan.
1 John 2:18-29. They went out from us, but they were not of us. A powerful statement which demonstrates that not all within the fellowship are believers. True believer endure in faith, fellowship, and in truth.
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world. John wrote this letter that Christians would be able to have concrete means of self examination. We have looked at 5 assurances of our faith so far, and in our passage today we are presented with a sixth test. Do we love the world or does our love for Christ compel us to reject the system of the world.
1 John2:12-15. John presents three life stages in the Christian faith. One assurance that our faith is real genuine saving faith is the fact that we are growing in maturity in Christ.
1 John 1:1-4. John had a purpose in mind when he wrote the letter of 1 John. He desired men and women to know if they were saved. The first assurance he offers to us is for us to examine whether or not we enjoy fellowship with the Lord.
1 John 5:13. Through out all ages of church history there have been and always will be truly converted as well as unconverted people within the fellowship of the church. How can a man know for sure that he is saved? The apostle John wrote to a church to answer that very question. This is the first message in our study of the book of 1 John.