“Truth. Love. JESUS!” That has been our theme these past many weeks.
John thought those themes so important he repeated them throughout this book.
As we draw to a close, may we must never forget the TRUTH that Jesus died and rose for our sins and eternal life; the LOVE that is God and exhibited through that sacrifice; and the One who all history and salvation centers around, JESUS HIMSELF!
May we always hold to this TRUTH and LOVE, found in JESUS!
THE POWER BLINKED OUT! That’s why those watching may have seen things freeze up and stop toward the very end of the sermon today. We apologize, but there was nothing we could do about that. God bless you as you live in “The Way, the Truth, and the Life,” Jesus Christ!
We have covered that already; specifically in regard to the Truth about Jesus. John reiterates the importance of that we need to “test the spirits” – measure them to see of they are of God or not. To see if they carry the Truth or not.
There is some take-away for our world as well. It is important that we “test” our leaders and what they tell us. Is it true, or not?
It makes a difference for our nation and world because, in all things, #TruthMatters!
Love is the greatest commandment, but what does it look like? The greatest example, of course, is the love shown to us and the world through the sacrificial love Jesus showed by giving up everything – even His life for us! He tells us to act in the the same way.
Love isn’t just a word or concept, it is played out in action!
That God would call us His children is evidence of His highest love! It is truly amazing!!
Now, what do we do, now that we are His children? Do we do our best to live as members of His family, or pretend that we aren’t even a part of it?
Of course, we will sin, but have we resigned ourselves to it and given up, or do we allow for the struggle and strive toward the ways of our Father in our daily walk? This will show who our “father” is!
#TruthMatters! That is to be realized most within Scripture and theology itself. If we get that wrong, it leads to heresy and even antichrists! It leads to eternal death. Why do we take such care of our doctrine? Because #TruthMatters! Big time!
The world is corrupt. We know that. But that doesn’t keep us from desiring much of it – a lot! We spend so much time fulfilling our worldly desires – and to what end? What is the end of that pursuit and why is it futile – and even harmful? Finally, what are we to do about it?
The Word of God and His commandment of Love is for young and old and everything in between. But it plays out slightly differently within our different stages of life. Same message. Increasing understanding.
We apologize for our technical issues today, including low sound. We are addressing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If we are to “walk in the Light,” it means that we can’t also walk in the darkness of our sins. We either follow God’s way or ours. His is Light. Ours, darkness. The fact is, we will walk in our ways and, when we do, we need to humbly confess and let Jesus advocate on our behalf to God – and He always wins! Jesus wins! Light wins! So we win!