Sermons

Summary: Don’t just read but obey. To walk in truth, one knows how to act, what to do, is willing to learn, and is determined to do so.

Vs 1-3

• John was an elder, he loved the church, he was writing this letter to warn the church and congregation to watch out for false teachers.

• The Truth is Jesus – 1 John 2:21 – I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth

John 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me

• When we have accepted the truth, we’ve accepted Jesus, we know that He abides in us

• Grace – unmerited favor of God

• Mercy – kindness of God

• Peace – binds together, well-being, stability

Vs 4-6

• I found of thy children walking in truth –

o Does the church walk in truth?

o Does the church keep God’s commandments?

o Does the church ‘daily walking close to thee’?

• John saw the church in harmony, spirit, truth

o Do we – her hair looks different

o He didn’t shave, the nerve of him

o He’s in jeans, her dress is cut to low

• Keep your eyes on Christ

• I beseech thee – pay attention, listen and hear closely

• We had this commandment from the beginning

Leviticus 19:18 – thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself

John 13:34 – love one another, as I have loved you

• It’s one thing to say it, but do we do it, do we show it

Vs 7-9

• Since the fall of man, Satan has been set on deceiving as many people as possible

• He has led countless astray, pretending to be something he’s not

• John was warning that not only would false teachers come from outside the church, but could come from inside the church as well

• 1 John4:1 – told to try the spirit

• False teachers twist the truth, make it sound good, but denies the power of the Holy Spirit

• Unbelievers are led further away from the Truth by false teachers, and may refuse God outright

• Examine ourselves - Matthew 7:3 – why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye

• How have we served God? Have we done what we Should do?

• False teachers say ‘look at me, look at me’

• When they should be saying ‘look to Jesus, look to Jesus’

Matthew 7:21-23 – not everyone that saith Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of Heaven…have we not done this or that…depart from me, ye that work iniquity (paraphrased)

• Do we abide in the doctrine of Christ?

• Some refuse to accept virgin birth – resurrection/ascension

• They add to or take away from the scriptures

Vs 10-13

• Do not encourage false teachers, by letting them in, you approve of what they say

• In early times, some church meetings were held in homes

• Here John is saying don’t let them in

• Guilty by association

• If we’re seen with a certain type of people, others may believe we are the same as them

• 1John 3:1 – we are a peculiar people

Matthew 6:24 – we can’t serve two masters

• Work to win them to Christ but watch out for the devil’s traps

• John felt it too important to continue writing a letter, felt he could explain more in person

• False teaching is serious, do not overlook it

Copy Sermon to Clipboard with PRO

Browse All Media

Related Media


By Your Fruit
SermonCentral
Preaching Slide
Gps
SermonCentral
Preaching Slide
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion
;