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1 john 5a

  1. 1. 1 John 5 1a Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: … Believe = to have faith in; to entrust one's self to. It's not just an intellectual consent that it's true. Christ = Messiah; Anointed One. Whosoever puts his faith in Jesus as Messiah, The Son of God , Is born of the Spirit of God into the family of God. We are sons and daughters of God Almighty.
  2. 2. 1 John 5 1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth Him that begat loveth Him also that is begotten of Him. To love God is to love His Son ; all His children . We are not all lovable , but that doesn't matter. God says, "Love Me, love My kids."
  3. 3. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His Command-ments. He turned it around , just to show that it goes together either way. We know we love God when we love His kids. We know we love God's kids when we love God, and keep His Commandments. It's a package deal.
  4. 4. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous. Jesus is the Word . John 1 We can't love God and resent , or resist , or reject His Word. God and His Word are inseparable .
  5. 5. "And His Commandments are not grievous." Grievous = burdensome God's Commandments are not a burden; They are blessing . Willing
  6. 6. Deuteronomy 28 12 The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow . 13 And the Lord shall make thee the head , and not the tail ; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the Commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them : 14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the Words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
  7. 7. Matthew 22 36 Master, which is the great Commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great Commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
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  9. 9. If you love anyone besides self , You won't steal. Love automatically keeps God's Laws.
  10. 10. Love is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. So our concentration needs to be on submitting to the Spirit within us. Worship and pray every day; Not just on Sunday. The Holy Spirit speaks through the Word of God.
  11. 11. Be very conscious of attitude . Stamp out every remnant of rebellion in your mind. Don't allow seeds of resentment or resistance to grow. Embrace every Word of God with open arms , an open mind , and a willing heart . Therein lies blessing and life .
  12. 12. Announcements? January 19, 2011