Sermon Notes 09-25-11 pm
1 John 5:1-5
Intro: ILL – Coach Demoss, Wrestling Coach… long practices…
… double legs, single leg, bottom moves, tops moves…
Drill, Drill, Drill….. Introduce something new….
Confidence, not from Arrogance, nor Ignorance; but Evidence.
1) Confession of Faith in Jesus, Christ, Son of God
2) Obedience to His Commands
3) Love, like He loves
1 John 5: 1-5 Read with Comments
Vs. 1 Believes (present) == has been born of God (perfect)
Familial Love…. Natural within the Family of God!
Vs. 2 True love for those around me == Obedeince!
n No, “All we need is love”
n Love as easy going affection, no limitations.
n Love Tells the Truth!
ILL – little girl, pouting when disciplined,
“You don’t love me!”
Vs. 3 His commandments are not burdensome
n Tell the Story of Matthew 11:28-30
Context of legalism & Pharisees
Vs. 5 Jesus is the Son of God == Jesus is the Christ (1)
n Faith Focused on Jesus… Faith with Content!
Vs. 4-5 John introduces a new little twist of Truth
READ vs. 4-5
In Ch. four John promises Confidence before God on Judgment Day.
Now, he promises Confidence now, in our daily lives, In The World.
“Overcome” = Nika = victory, conquest,
Defeating an enemy or opponent
Nike = goddess of strength, speed & victory
Picture old John, maybe on Patmos Island hauling rock…
… Claiming Victory!
“World” == All the powers opposed to God that make obedience
n Moral pressures (obey)
n Intellectual pride (believe)
n Social/physical Persecutions (Love)
Triple repetition…. “Overcome the World” (3X)
Notice the subtle movement between the Three (4-5)
1st – Abstract – “Whatever”…. Present tense
Focus on the power, not the person.
2nd – Historical – Has overcome, Aorist,… One time , Dramatic
a) Defeat of False Teachers in Church (4:3-4)
b) Conversion….Their common experience of Faith
Then I repented of my sins and won the Victory!
3rd – Personal (5) – “Who” — Not “Whatever”
You can Overcome the World!
ILL – Playing night games at Priest’s house…. Walk past alley.
- I knew Mom & Dad would welcome me into House; and wasn’t so sure I could make it past the Alley!
Confidence Before God; and, Confidence in the World….Victory!
Promise of Victory is more than heaven One Day!