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Summary: To show that as believers our profession of faith is JESUS as LORD and our lifestyle is of faith.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you declare or profess JESUS is Lord?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that as believers our profession of faith is JESUS as LORD and our lifestyle is of faith.

IV. TEXT:

1 John 4:15 (Amplified Bible)

4:15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, JESUS is LORD over me and my life here on earth. LORD JESUS, speak for Your servant hears.

VI. TITLE:

Confess JESUS as Son of GOD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle John

B. Date written: Uncertain, probably near the end of the first century

C. Purposes: to add to their joy (1 John 1:4), to guard them against sin (1 John 2:1), to warn them against false teachers (1 John 2:26), to strengthen their faith in CHRIST and assure them of eternal life (1 John 5:13)

D. To whom written: The Church

E. Main Theme: GOD is Life, Light, and Righteous Love.

F. Keywords: Fellowship, know, love, Knowing, with certainty

G. Key verse: 1 John 5:13

1 John 5:13 (Amplified Bible)

5:13 I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the name of the Son of God [in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have life, yes, eternal life.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Confess JESUS as SON of GOD

"Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God,"

Confess or "homologeo" in Greek meaning:

1. to assent, to say the same thing as another

2. covenant, acknowledge, to concede

3. confession is made, to profess

4. give thanks, to profess one’s self the worshipper of one

5. promise, to praise, celebrate

1 John 4:2 (Amplified Bible)

4:2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];

1 John 5:1 (Amplified Bible)

5:1 EVERYONE WHO believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born-again child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring).

1 John 5:5 (Amplified Bible)

5:5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?

Matthew 10:32 (Amplified Bible)

10:32 Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him.

Confession of JESUS as SON of GOD is the key to dwelling in GOD's Presence.

B. GOD abides in me and I abide in GOD

"God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God"

Dwelleth or "meno" in Greek meaning:

1. to remain, abide

2. to wait for, await one


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