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External and Internal Reference Points

This week Brian continues our series on 1 John with a message aboit External and Internal Reference points

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External and Internal Reference Points

  1. 1. point of reference
  2. 2. First John 2:18-29
  3. 3. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist— denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life. I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
  4. 4. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
  5. 5. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  6. 6. As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
  7. 7. I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
  8. 8. WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE DESTINATION? John writing to believers somewhere
  9. 9. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
  10. 10. BELONGING…OR NOT ! • People who used to belong don’t belong anymore • The reason they left is because they dropped Jesus as the primary reference point.
  11. 11. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  12. 12. ANOINTING …OR NOT ! • The real reference point is what the Holy Spirit bears testimony to • What the Holy Spirit says about the message concerning Jesus Christ the Son of God
  13. 13. As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
  14. 14. BEGINNING …OR NOT ! • The message that started producing the life of Jesus in you is the same message that will bring the last portion of the work of God in your life. • What you want is more of what you had in the beginning, not some fancy system that sets aside what you had in the beginning
  15. 15. I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
  16. 16. CURTAIN OPERATORS ….. NOT SUPERSTARS
  17. 17. HIS STORY …….becoming YOUR STORY WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD? WHAT WILL YOU DO? WHAT HAPPENED? HOW WILL YOU CHECK IT OUT? WHO WILL YOU TELL?

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