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Knowing God (2 of 10)
Series: Lessons from 1st John
Dr. Larry Osborne
1 John 2:3-11
If you want to know who really knows God, just ask these two simple but powerful questions.
1 John 2:3-11
TWO POWERFUL QUESTIONS:
1. The Obedience question: Am I obeying His commands?
1 John 2:3-6/ Titus 1:16/ Hebrews 10:26-27/ Ezekiel 18:24
- Those who know God obey even when it's inconvenient.
Proverbs 3:5-8 and 16:25/ Hebrews 11:6
- Those who know God obey even when it doesn't make sense.
Isaiah 55:8-9/ Hebrews 11:8-19 (Abraham)/ Romans 12:1-2
- Those who know God obey even when it brings temporary pain.
Hebrews 5:7-8/ Hebrews 11:24-27 (Moses)/ 2 Timothy 3:12
2. The Love question: Is there a brother I won't forgive?
1 John 2:9-11/ Luke 9:51-56 and Mark 3:17/ Matthew 18:21-35/ 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
- Those who know God trust Him to bring about justice.
Romans 12:17-21/ 2 Timothy 4:14-16
- Those who hold onto a grudge - just don't get it!
They're blind to how much they've been forgiven.
They're blind to the high cost of bitterness.
They're blind to what God wants.
TAKING IT HOME
1. In 1 John 2:6 it says, "Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." Can you think of something from Jesus' life or from this weekend's sermon that could serve as an example you would like to follow?
2. How would you complete the following statements?
Forgiveness can be a challenge when ...
Obedience can be a challenge when…
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: Looking back over your sermon notes from Knowing God, which particular point or passage of Scripture most challenged, confused, or caught your attention regarding this weekend's sermon?
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
1. If you could develop a new skill, hobby, or habit in the next six months, what would it be and why?
2. Has your view of obedience changed from when you were a child to now? If so, explain how and wha ...
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