Get In The Game – Part 3: Forward Progress

Get In The Game – Part 3: Forward Progress

Forward Progress
Get In The Game – Part 3
January 12 – 13, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.” 1 John 3:1

  • Live As God’s Child.

“Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3

  1. Don’t make a practice of sinning.

“Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.” 1 John 3:9

  1. Live in affirmation of who I am in Christ.

“So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who  does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.” 1 John 3:10

  • Love One Another.

“We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous.” 1 John 3:12

  1. Give up my life for others.

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16

  1. Show the truth by our actions.

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.” 1 John 3:18-19

“And this is his commandment: we must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.” 1 John 3:23-24

My Next Step This Week: I will memorize 1 John 3:23 this week.

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