Love God, Love Others
John now turns his attention to the work of the Spirit. In a
world where we are surrounded by a whole host of truth claims, it is
the Spirit who enables us to spot truth tellers, and helps us to
become truth listeners.
John wants his hearers to know that they truly are the real deal. He does this in 1 John 3:10-24 by spelling out what a genuine believer looks like; how to display genuine love, and how in the face of self-condemnation, one can have genuine confidence.
When doubt settles in, when ministry gets hard, when you question, “Is living for Jesus worth it?”, how do we continue to live for Jesus?
John gives us three ways on how we can continue in Jesus.
If you don’t want the Son, you don’t get the Father. John here seeks to clarify what it means for Jesus to be the Christ, and what the consequences are of rejecting or remaining in Him.
In a world that cries out ‘Be true to yourself’, 1 John 1 says ‘Be true to your enlightened self’ because God is light. In fact, more than that, the God who is light invites us to walk in the light rather than hide in the darkness of our guilt, shame and fear.
Recording from our MBM Parramatta Campus
The book of 1 John kicks off with a bang by putting the Word of Life front and centre. Up front, John wants to give his hearers confidence that in a world where there's so many different choices, we have the real deal in Jesus.
Recorded from the MBM Parramatta Campus
We look at why is Jesus the Most Important Person with the Most Important Message and what that means
For 3 reasons:
Jesus is from God
He has a message
There are two responses