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Summary: WE LOVE GOD, WE TRUST GOD, SO WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME DOING WHAT HE WANTS US TO DO?

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FAITH + LOVE= OBEDIENCE

1 JONH 5:1-14

INTRO: IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE DO YOU ALWAYS LISTEN TO THEM?

1: DO I LOVE GOD?

A) DO I SEEK HIS WILL FOR MY LIFE?

B) DO I CARE OR CONSIDER HOW SOMETHINGS IN MY LIFE MAKE GOD FEEL?

C) DO I TRUST GOD WITH MY LIFE?

D) HAVE I ASKED GOD TO REVEAL HIS WILL TO ME?

POINT: IF WE LOVE GOD THESE SHOULD BE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS WE ASKED AND ANSWERED. THE APOSTLE JOHN WROTE WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST IS BORN OF GOD. THAT FAITH CAUSES US TO LOVE GOD.

2: HOW DOES FAITH PRODUCE LOVE?

A) THE BIBLE GOES ON TO SAY THAT EVERYONE THAT LOVETH HIM THAT BEGAT LOVETH HIM ALSO THAT IS BEGOTTEN OF HIM.

B) WE LOVE GOD AND OTHER CHRITAINS AS WELL

C) OUR LOVE FOR GOD BREEDS A LOVE FOR OTHERS WHO ARE OF GOD

POINT: FAITH BRINGS US INTO A REALTIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND LOVE FOR GOD LEADS TO LOVE FOR OTHERS CHRISTIANS AND TO OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S COMMANDMENTS.

BODY: BY THIS WE KNOW

1: OUR FAITH OVERCOMETH THE WORLD

A) WE LOVE GOD

B) WE LOVE EACH OTHER

C) OUR FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD

D) WE KNOW THAT ANY WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL NOT PROSPER

POINT: THE TRUST WE HAVE IN GOD IS BETTER THAN ANY PROMISE OR WARRANTY THAT YOU CAN GET ON EARTH. ANYTHING THE EARTH OFFERS IS TEMPORARY BUT GOD IS ETERNAL.

2: WHO IS HE THAT OVERCOMETH THE WORLD

A) ONLY THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

B) NO OTHER WAY NO OTHER PASSAGE

C) VICTORY IN JESUS IS A VICTORY THAT WILL OVERCOME ANY TRIAL OR TRIBULATION THAT THIS SOCIETY CAN THROW AT US

POINT: FAITH IS A SPIRITUAL WEAPON BY WHICH WE CAN COMBAT THE DEVIL AND ALL HIS ATTEMPTS TO OVERTHORW US AND PERSECUTE US.

3: JOHN GOES ON TO SET FIRM THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS

A) HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD

B) THE SPIRIT BEARS WITNESS OF JESUS

C) SOME THOUGHT THAT JESUS RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE BAPTISM AND LOST IT AT THE CRUCIFIXION.

D) JOHN INSISTS THAT JESUS POSSESSED THE INDWELLING HIS ENTIRE LIFE.

POINT: WATER: BAPTISM OF JESUS/ANOINTED FOR HIS WORK.

BLOOD: CRUCIFIXION/COMPLETION OF HIS WORK

SPIRIT: CHRIST AT EVERY POINT IN HIS LIFE. THESE THREE BEAR WITNESS AND AGREE IN ONE. THE WITNESS OF GOD IS GREATER THAN THE WITNESS OF MEN.

CONCLUSION: THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN HIM, THE FAITH W HAVE IN HIM, THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR HIM, THE WILLINGNESS WE HAVE TO SERVE HIM. FAITH, LOVE, AND OBEDIENCE ARE RELATED CLOSELY, WHEN WE LOVE SOMEONE WE TRUST THEM AND WE TRY TO ABIDE WITHIN THEIR WISHES AND DESIRES. IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL HE HEARS US.

PRAYER IS AGREEING WITH GOD’S WILL TRUE PRAYER IS FINDING AND COMING INTO AGREEMENT WITH GOD’S WILL.

HE THAT IS BORN OF GOD IS BORN FOR GOD!!


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