Getting Started With God (1 of 10) by Larry Osborne

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Getting Started with God (1 of 10)
Series: Lessons from 1st John
Larry Osborne
1 John 1:1-2:2

Two questions that separate those who've actually started the journey from those who've never left base camp.

JOHN'S HANDY DANDY
SPIRITUAL LIE DETECTOR BOOKLET
1 John 1:3 / 2:1 / 2:26 / 5:13

- Purpose: Written so we can tell the difference between a genuine Christian and a bogus Christian.
- 10 Spiritual Tests: Scattered through 22 different passages

THE PASSAGE:
1 John 1:1-2:2

IF WE WANT A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
THERE'S ONE THING WE MUST NEVER FORGET
1 John 1:5/ Genesis 3:1-5/ Hebrews 11:6

- ''God is light, in him there is NO darkness at all.''
- The moment we start to doubt God's goodness, we're headed for spiritual trouble.

TWO QUESTIONS THAT SEPARATE
SPIRITUAL POSERS FROM GENUINE CHRISTIANS

1. The Basic Morality question: Am I walking in the light?
1 John 1:6-7/ Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 5:14-16/ John 3:19-21 and Ephesians 5:8-16/ 2 Peter 1:3-11

2. The Spiritual Humility question: Do I see myself as a sinner?
1 John 1:8 - 2:2 / Romans 3:23 and 6:23/ Romans 7:14-25/ Galatians 2:21/ Romans 5:6-10

Growth Group Homework

MY STORY

1. If you had to travel 500 miles, which mode of transportation, terrain and person on the journey would you choose and why?

TRANSPORTATION
Limousine
Convertible Sports Car
Dirt Bike
Road Bike
NASCAR
Dune Buggy
4X4
Bicycle
Other

TERRAIN
Mountain Road
Freeway
Desert
Coastline Road
Back Wood Dirt Road Or Trail
Raceway
Other

PERSON
Mother Theresa
A Famous Entertainer
Jeff Gordon
Oprah Winfrey
George W. Bush
Bono
A Famous Athlete
Other

2. Ho ...


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