1 john 5e Christians are Light in a Dark World


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1 john 5e Christians are Light in a Dark World

  1. 1. www.rossvillechurch.com February 16, 2011 Everybody has a part in worship at Gospel Baptist Tabernacle. 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
  2. 2. 1 John 5 14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His Will, He heareth us: 15 And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
  3. 3. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask , and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. Not all sins are immediately punished by death. But sin, if continued in long enough, will end in death for the sinner.
  4. 4. Acts 5 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Don't get focused on this particular sin. Just see that God does judge some sins at once .
  5. 5. 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. Too late to pray; he is dead. He sinned a sin unto death.
  6. 6. As long as we live, there is hope ; we can repent. Overdose No one knows which sin may be his last. AIDS Never give up praying for any sinner, saved or lost, as long as he lives . Pray that he will turn from his sin and get right with God.
  7. 7. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. My spirit is born of God and can not sin. My mind , emotions , and body all may sin, but in my spirit I do not sin. The devil can't touch me, for I am born of God.
  8. 8. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. John 17 (Jesus prayed for us) 14 I have given them Thy Word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
  9. 9. This world is filled with sin and darkness , but we are not a part of that. We are to be light, pointing the way to Jesus.
  10. 10. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life. John 14 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
  11. 11. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the Way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. 7 If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him . We know and receive the True and Living God in Jesus Christ .
  12. 12. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. Let us love , worship , and put all our trust in Almighty God through Jesus Christ. An idol is anything to which we give our love and worship , or in which we trust , Other than the True and Living God.