by Adrian Rogers

Adrian Rogers
I John 5:1-6

Take God's word now and open if you will to First John chapter five. Now that's not the gospel of John, but the epistles of John, back toward the book of the Revelation. You can find it very easily, just go to the Revelation and turn left and you'll come to it. First John chapter five, and we're going to read together the first six verses. I'm speaking today on the subject, Overcoming. The sermon title has just one word in it, Overcoming, helping you to be an overcomer today, tomorrow, this coming year, this decade, and the rest of your life until Jesus comes. The Bible says that "whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God." Are you born of God? Have you been saved? Does God's spirit bear witness with your spirit that you're a child of God? The Bible goes on to say, "and everyone that loveth him that begat," that is, who is the great begatter? that's God himself. "every one that loveth God loveth him also that is begotten of him". That is if you love the father, you are going to love the children of the father. By this we know that we love the children of the Father. "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God." Now a lot of people say what does it mean to love God? Well he says, "this is the love of God that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth." Are you an overcomer? I mean honestly, honestly, are you an overcomer? Or are you just simply trying to hold on till Jesus gets here? Are you like that lady who said I can overc ...

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