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The Love of God Brings Confidence of Right Living (7 of 7)
Series: The Love of God
1 John 2:28-29
INTRODUCTION: The believer reveals his estimate (worth/glory) of Jesus Christ by the degree to which he submits/surrenders to Christ being His life and reproducing His life in them. When one sees the submission of the Lord Jesus to His Father's will and then rebels, he reveals that he does not think as highly of Christ as He ought. Our commitment to the revealed Love of God brings righteousness in living that produces confidence in the Christ we serve and even in His coming again.
THE LOVE OF GOD PRODUCES A
GREAT INCENTIVE FOR GODLY LIVING
The day of Christ's return is coming and the Apostle John sees it as an awesome hope for the future and a powerful motivation for the present.
''abide'' - to remain in fellowship; to settle down; to dwell in a place where you feel at home and have access to the whole place.
Note 3 Areas:
In Area Of Obedience - Obey the truth
In Area Of Love - Love other Christians and the lost.
In Area of Truth - Believe the truth.
3 Things Will Get You Out Of Fellowship With The Father:
If you disobey the Word.
A lack of love for a brother.
You believe a lie.
Because I am going to be like Him in the future and for all eternity, such a promise has a wonderful transforming power in the present. My future impacts my life today.
''little children'' - as a loving spiritual father, John has given several words of challenge and encouragement up to this point in his writings.
He has encouraged them to find full joy in
fellowship with the Father and the Son
He has called them to walk in the light of God and stay close to Christ (1:5-2:2).
How? By obeying the Lord's commands and by loving others (2:3-11).
Know your spiritual status and not be seduced
by the world (2:12-17).
Beware of the enemies of the faith who deny
Jesus as Messiah (2:18-27).
Now, the exhortation to ab ...
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