1 John 3; How We Know

August 11, 2012

Eschatological Hope: Motivation for Holy Living in the Present (2.28–3.10)

Hope Produces Holiness (2.28–3.3)

**”This Hope”:  How do we really know what is after death?

God told you.  Believe It! Trust What God Told You.

Love the Father has lavished to be Children of God. Jhn 1:12-13

2. Trust in God & Christ.  A bigger, better place.  Jhn 14:1-3

3. A Hundred Times as Much.  Mar. 10:29-31

4. God does not owe us anything but judgment.  Romans 11:35-36

A Proleptic View of Sanctification (3.4-10)

Justification:  It’s a legal declaration.  Romans 8:29-30

Sanctification: Romans 8:13-16,  Phil 1:6

Love as Basis for Assurance: Definition and Discernment (3.11-24)

Definition (3.11-17)

Negatively Stated: The Example of Cain (3.11-15)

Sin Lists?  Oh Yes!   The Ten commandments.  Exd 20:1-17

Galatians 5:19-21, Romans 1:28-32, Romans 3:13-181 , Corinthians 6:9-11

“””HOW WE KNOW””” Assurance  4xs!

Positively Stated: The Example of Christ (3.16-17)

Discernment: The Witness of the Spirit (3.18-24)

The Condemnation by our Hearts (3.18-20)

The Confidence we can have before God (3.21-24)

Trust & Obey!

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