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1 John 2:12-17

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This week very special guest speaker Steve Watts brings us a fantastic message about living an eternal life!

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1 John 2:12-17

  1. 1. Hi, my name is STEPHEN
  2. 2. Some introductory thoughts Target audience?
  3. 3. 1 John 2v 12 – 17 How should I live if I have eternal life?
  4. 4. I am writing to you who are God's children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.
  5. 5. I have written to you who are God's children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God's word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle with the evil one.
  6. 6. Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
  7. 7. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
  8. 8. 1 Jn 1v1 – 4 I’m telling you the truth. Believing what I have told you will fill me with joy
  9. 9. 1 Jn 1v5 – 2v2 We all sin! Deal with it quickly! Don’t tolerate or accept sin in your life!
  10. 10. Do you have any recurring sins that you tolerate? (It’s just who I am)
  11. 11. Prodigal Son story – Beth Moore
  12. 12. 1 Jn 2v3 – 8 If you truly love Him then obey what He has said
  13. 13. 1 Jn 2v9 – 11 Do you truly love your brothers and sisters?
  14. 14. Contrast of hate v’s love (by choice not feelings)
  15. 15. What my YWAM Base director says.
  16. 16. I am writing to you who are God's children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.
  17. 17. I have written to you who are God's children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God's word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle with the evil one.
  18. 18. What is he saying? I’m preaching to the converted! You guys already know this. Don’t fall away.
  19. 19. Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
  20. 20. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
  21. 21. Love? What do I CHOOSE to set my affections to?
  22. 22. Flesh Physical (SEX) Eyes Material (MONEY) Pride of Life Self – sufficiency (POWER)
  23. 23. I once was a runner …
  24. 24. Gen 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
  25. 25. Outcome? SIN => SHAME!
  26. 26. Deu 17:16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again." Deu 17:17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
  27. 27. Outcome?
  28. 28. Safeguard?
  29. 29. Deu 17:18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. Deu 17:19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees
  30. 30. So … what is your takeaway from this morning?

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