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Sunday AM Remix – 4.10.11

Today we started a three week series that will take us into Easter called Triumph.  In this series we are looking at 3 areas that Christians can stand triumphant because of Christ! Here are my notes from todays teaching.

TRIUMPH
“Over the World”
1 John 5:1-5

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”  Romans 8:37 (NKJV)

*Because He (Jesus) is victorious, I can stand in victory!
*We must realize that as Christ Followers, we fight from victory, not for victory.

3 MAIN THEMES OF 1 JOHN

1.  Christians ought to have the proper ATTITUDE.

“And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.” 1 John 1:4 (NKJV)

*Happiness is based on circumstances, but Joy is based solely on Christ.
*If your heart is full of Joy and Grace, please notify your face, so others can see that Joy!
*Many people don’t have relationship with Jesus, they have a religion.

2. Christians ought to display the proper ACTIONS.

“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1 (NKJV)

*Being a Christian doesn’t mean you will be sinless, it simply means you should sin less!
*The more you walk with Christ, Grow in Christ, and connect with others doing the same thing the less you should sin.

3. Christians ought to enjoy the proper ASSURANCE.

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 (NKJV)

*Every Christian ought to KNOW, that they have Eternal Life.
*If you can have it and not know it, means that you can lose it and not miss it!
*A Christian shouldn’t walk around slumped over in the shape of a question mark, instead they should stand straight like and exclamation point!

THE PROOF YOU ARE TRIUMPHING OVER THE WORLD IS YOUR . . .

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust  of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)

*Lust of the Flesh is passions that have gone out of bounds.
*There are times that your eyes lead you out of bounds, hence the saying “Feast your Eyes on this …!”

1.  BELIEF in God’s SON.

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is Born of God . . . For whatever is born of God overcomes the world . . . Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5: 1a, 4a, 5 (NKJV)

*Profession = I believe in Jesus; Possession = I surrender to Jesus

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name . . .” John 1:12 (NKJV)

*There are too many Alka Seltzer Christians! Someone who once you put them in the baptistry for baptism, you never see them again, it’s as if they disappeared!
*The evidence that you believe is not in the past, its in the present!
*The evidence that you believe is that you remain!

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.” 1 John 2:19 (NKJV)

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:12-13 (NKJV)

2.  LOVE for God’s FAMILY.

“. . . and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.” 1 John 5:1b (NKJV)

“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.” 1 John 3:14 (NIV)

“If someone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?  And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.” 1 John 4:20-21 (NLT)

*Human love says – I love you if …! I love you when …! I love you because …!
*Gods love says – I love you EVEN …!

3.  OBEDIENCE to God’s WORD.

“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, that we keep His commandments. 1 John 5:2-3 (NKJV)

*The word Keep in this passage literally means to Guard!
*Are you guarding Gods Commandments?

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.” 1 John 2:3-5 (NKJV)

(Jesus said) ‘If you love Me, keep My commandments.John 14:15 (NKJV)

This is going to be a great series as we learn how to stand Triumphantly through the power of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  If you would missed today, or simply want to hear/watch todays teaching simply click here and it will direct you to our online teaching resources. If you still have not taken a spiritual gifts test I want to encourage you to take that by clicking here.

Lastly, we would love for you to begin serving with us by using your spiritual gift/s.  We have created an on-line resource that allows you to see the various ministries here at FBC Harvester and we encourage you to take some time to see where you can serve and then contact the place that seems like a fit for you. You can see that resource by clicking here.

Until next week, I pray that you will seek the Lord, and remember that thru Christ, we have Overcome the World!

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