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Final Thoughts (10 of 10)
Series: Lessons from 1st John
Dr. Larry Osborne
1 John 5:13-21
John's final words and thoughts as he sums up his Handy Dandy Spiritual Lie Detector Booklet
A LOOK BACK: John's 10 Clarifying Questions
1. Basic Morality: Am I walking in the light I have? 1 John 1:6-7
2. Humility: Will I admit that I'm a sinner? 1 John 1:8-10
3. Obedience: Am I obeying His commands? 1 John 2:3-5
4. Love: Am I forgiving those who wrong me? 1 John 2:9-11
5. Priorities: Am I primarily pursuing eternal or earthly rewards? 1 John 2:15-17
6. Perseverance: Do I stick it out or bail out? 1 John 2:19
7. Jesus: Is He THE Messiah or a messiah? 1 John 2:22-23
8. Sin: Am I making progress or excuses? 1 John 3:6-10
9. Response: Do I respond to the Bible as God's Word or good advice? 1 John 4:6
10. Holy Spirit: Am I being changed from the inside out? 1 John 4:13
THE PASSAGE: John's Final Thoughts and Parting Shots
- How To Pray With Confidence: (1 John 5:13-15)
John 16:23/ Matthew 6:9-13/ Psalm 37:4/ Matthew 26:39
Ask in line with God's will.
-When Not To Pray: (1 John 5:16-17)
Balaam's BIG mistake: Numbers 22:1-24:25, Joshua 13:22 and Revelation 2:14
Gideon's dumb fleece: Judges 6:11 - 8:27
If God's already spoken - don't ask again!
- Three Things We Need To Know: (1 John 5:18-21)
1 John 3:1-2 and Romans 8:17/ 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 and Matthew 4:8-10/ Revelation 5:1-6:1
If we're followers of Jesus - we're also full-fledged children of God.
The world is currently under the control of the Enemy.
In the end - we win!
Growth Group Homework
-This past quarter we have looked at John's 10 clarifying questions on diagnosing o ...
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