"BY THIS YOU CAN KNOW"
1 John 5:13
INTRODUCTION: The meaning of the word know--To know means to have an understanding of...
to have an experience of..., to have a practical understanding of . . . .
to be aware of facts . . .
*The Christian faith--Subjective verses objective
**How do I know I am married? How do I know I am a Floyd?
***If I get into my car today and go to Buckholts, Texas I would have to get
a map! Everyone knows where Buckholts is . . . it is north of Hare, South
of Heidenheimer and Barclay, east of Holland and southwest of Calvert!
(A Christian will get off of course, but if he stays off John says he is not
****Point, time, place or what is happening in my life today!
*****Come and tour a gallery of pictures with me today--The theme of the
picturesque gallery is 'By this you can know you are a child of God'
BY THIS YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD . . . . .
*Theme of 1 John if fellowship with God! The word know is listed 33times in this book!
NOW THE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY
1. YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD BY KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS.(2:3, 3:24)
Exp: You may fail at times but if you keep on failing you are lost!
2. YOU CAN KNOW YOUARE A CHILD OF GOD BY KEEPING HIS WORD.(2:5)
Exp: Obedience to the word of God
3. YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD BY LOVING THE BRETHREN.(2:9-11; 3:23; 4:7)
Exp: Continual hate and bitterness has no place in the life of the Christian
4. YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD BY NOT LOVING T ...
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