Tiramisu

Anyone who has lived for any length of time will know that the power of sin over a person’s life is real and strong. In this sermon we examine ways in which to overcome sin.

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Tiramisu

1 John 3:1-10; 5:1-5

1. A Christian’s Identity – Sonship/Daughtership

1.1 Born into God’s family
3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God;
5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God
5:5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
Romans 8:15 …The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be.

1.2 Against the World
3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

 

2.0 A Christian’s Iniquity – Sin:

2.1 Altered relationship to sin.
3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God

2.2 Against God:
3:8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning.
3:10 anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God

3.0 A Christian’s Integrity – Subjugation:

3.1 Do – Purify ourselves and practice righteousness
3:3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
2 Timothy 2:22 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness
I Corinthians 9:27 – but I discipline my body and make it my slave.
3:7 the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

3.2 See – Becoming a Christian
3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

Why did Jesus come?

  1. To take away sins – 1 John 3:5
  2. To destroy the devil’s works 1 John 3:8
  3. To seek and to save those who are lost (Luke 19:10).
  4. So that his sheep might have the abundant life (John 10:10).
  5. To save his people from their sins (Matt. 1:21).

3.3 Know – Fellowship with Him.
3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

 

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