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God's Record Of Eternal Life (12 of 14)
THE BOOK OF I JOHN
1 John 5:11-21
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
INTRODUCTION: In our lesson last week, our title was "A Three-Fold Witness," speaking of God's witness to the deity of Christ. There is the witness of the Water, the Blood and the Holy Spirit, all three attesting to or witnessing to the deity of Jesus Christ. Verse 9 says, "...for this is the witness of God, which He hath testified of His Son."
This evening, we will conclude our study of I John with (vv. 11-21). Our main focus in the first few verses is on eternal life—who has it? And how does one obtain it?
Then, as we move along in the concluding verses, there are several other issues concerning eternal life that John calls our attention to—things that separate the true possessors from false professors. This has been John's overriding theme throughout the book. 1 John 2:4 states, He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
In (4:1), he said, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Let's consider together two very important things:
I. God's Record of Eternal Life
II. Man's Sin Unto Death
I. GOD'S RECORD OF ETERNAL LIFE
A. The life we receive (vs. 11a)
1. Eternal life is a gift from God. Romans 8:32
says, He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2. What is eternal life? Eternal life is life that
exists forever. It is life with God forever.
ILLUS: The following is a quotation from the words of Dr. W. B. Hinson, speaking from the pulpit a year after the commencement of t ...
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