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Fathers day

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Sermon slides from Douglas Craig, 16 June 2013.

Sermon slides from Douglas Craig, 16 June 2013.

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  • 1. 1 John 3:1-24• The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• The Conduct of His childrenThe Conduct of His children• The Contempt of the worldThe Contempt of the world• The Confidence we have in HimThe Confidence we have in Him
  • 2. I. The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• See what great love the Father hasSee what great love the Father haslavished on us, that we should be calledlavished on us, that we should be calledchildren of God! And that is what wechildren of God! And that is what weareare
  • 3. I. The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• Revealed in the Lord JesusRevealed in the Lord Jesus•   This is how we know what love is: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.• I John 3:16I John 3:16
  • 4. I. The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• - to sinful humanity- to sinful humanity• But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
  • 5. I. The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• - to His adopted children- to His adopted children• To all who received Him (that is theTo all who received Him (that is theSon of God) who believed in HisSon of God) who believed in Hisname, he gave the right / authorityname, he gave the right / authorityto become children of Godto become children of God. John 1:14John 1:14
  • 6. II. The Conduct of His children.II. The Conduct of His children.• Becoming like Jesus• Dear friends, now we are children of God,Dear friends, now we are children of God,and what we will be has not yet been madeand what we will be has not yet been madeknown. But we know that when Christknown. But we know that when Christappearsappearswe shall be like him, for we shall seewe shall be like him, for we shall seehim as he is.him as he is. 33All who have this hope in himAll who have this hope in himpurify themselves, just as he is pure.purify themselves, just as he is pure.• 1 John 3:2
  • 7. II. The Conduct of His childrenII. The Conduct of His children• Loving one anotherLoving one another• This is the message that you have heard fromThis is the message that you have heard fromthe beginning: We should love one another.the beginning: We should love one another.• 1Jn 3:111Jn 3:11
  • 8. III. The Contempt of the worldIII. The Contempt of the world• MisunderstandingMisunderstanding•  The reason the world does not know us isthat it did not know Him.
  • 9. III. The Contempt of the worldIII. The Contempt of the world• PersecutionPersecution• Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the worldhates you.- 1 John 3:13•  
  • 10. IV. The Confidence we have inIV. The Confidence we have inHimHim• No CondemnationNo Condemnation• This is how we know that we belong to theThis is how we know that we belong to thetruth and how we set our hearts at rest in histruth and how we set our hearts at rest in hispresence:presence: 2020if our hearts condemn us, weif our hearts condemn us, weknow that God is greater than our hearts,know that God is greater than our hearts,and he knows everything. I John 3:19.20and he knows everything. I John 3:19.20
  • 11. IV. The Confidence we have inIV. The Confidence we have inHimHim• - Our prayers answered- Our prayers answered• Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemnDear friends, if our hearts do not condemnus, we have confidence before Godus, we have confidence before God 2222andandreceive from him anything we ask, becausereceive from him anything we ask, becausewe keep his commands and do what pleaseswe keep his commands and do what pleaseshim. 1 John 3:21,22him. 1 John 3:21,22
  • 12. IV. The Confidence we have inIV. The Confidence we have inHimHim• the Holy Spirit’s testimonythe Holy Spirit’s testimony• And this is how we know that he lives inAnd this is how we know that he lives inus: we know it by the Spirit he gave us.us: we know it by the Spirit he gave us.• I John 3:24I John 3:24
  • 13. 1 John 3:1-24• The Compassion of the FatherThe Compassion of the Father• The Conduct of the ChildrenThe Conduct of the Children• The Contempt of the worldThe Contempt of the world• The Confidence we have in HimThe Confidence we have in Him
  • 14. •See what great love theFather has lavished onus, that we should becalled children of God!And that is what we are!

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