1st John (part 5)

1ST JOHN (PART 5 )

 (PASTOR LEE JACKSON)

I)     INTRODUCTION –  THE APOSTLE JOHN, BISHOP OVER THE CHURCHES OF EAST ASIA (EASTERN TURKEY) SPEAKS OUT FORCEFULLY AGAINST SIN ENCROACHING INTO THE CHURCH AND WRONG ATTITUDES TOWARD SIN.  THOSE OF THE ANTINOMIAN MOVEMENT WERE TEACHING THAT IT IS OK TO SIN BECAUSE CHRIST HAD DIED FOR OUR SINS.  (THE DOCTRINE THAT SOME HOLD TODAY THAT WE ENCAPSULATE AS “ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED” IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE ANTINOMIANS TAUGHT.  JOHN ALSO WARNED OF THE ANITCHRISTS WHO HAD DEPARTED OUT FROM THE CHURCH BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT A PART OF THEM AND DID NOT BELONG TO THEM.  TEXT: CHAPTER 3:4-9  (NKJV).

II)    SIN IS LAWLESSNESS (4)

A)   SPEAKING TO THE CHILD OF GOD

B)   DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN THE CHILD OF GOD & CHILDREN OF THE EVIL ONE

C)   SINNERS SIN BECAUSE IT IS THEIR NATURE TO SIN; THE CHILD OF GOD HAS BEEN GIVEN A NEW NATURE

D)   WHEN THE CHILD OF GOD SINS & CONTINUES TO SIN IT IS AGAINST THEIR NEW NATURE AND IS AN ACT OF REBELLION

E)   ANTICHRIST IS CALLED THE LAWLESS ONE (2 THESS. 2:7-11, ISA 1:4-6)

III)   JESUS WAS MANIFEST TO TAKE AWAY OUR SIN (5)

A)   JESUS WAS TEMPTED IN EVERY WAY THAT WE ARE TEMPTED – YET WITHOUT SIN

B)   HE WHO KNEW NO SIN, BECAME SIN FOR US THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD THROUGH HIM

C)   HE TAKES AWAY SIN IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:  1) THROUGH ATONEMENT – HIS BLOOD WAS SHED TO ATONE FOR OUR SIN,  2) THROUGH JUDGEMENT – AT THE END HE BECOMES THE JUDGE OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.  HE TAKES AWAY THE SIN OR HE TAKES AWAY THE SINNER.

D)   THOSE THAT REJECT CHRIST ARE, IN THE END REJECTED AND EJECTED FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

E)   WHEN WE REJECT THE GRACE OF GOD WE ARE JUDGED BY THE LAW OF GOD

IV)  WHOEVER ABIDES IN HIM DOES NOT SIN (6,7)

A)   KEY IS UNDERSTANDING THE WORD “ABIDING IN HIM”

B)   ABIDE (MENO) MEANS TO CONTINUE, TO REMAIN, TO DWELL (IN HIM)

C)   WHOEVER SINS (CONTINUES SIN) HAS NOT SEEN HIM (ISA 6:1-5, REV 1:13-17)

D)   WHOEVER SINS (CONTINUES TO SIN) DOES NOT KNOW HIM (MATT 7:16-27)

E)   HE WHO PRACTICES RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RIGHTEOUS.

V)   THE SON OF GOD WAS CAME TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL (9)

A)   HE WHO SINS (PRACTICES SIN) IS OF THE DEVIL

B)   WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOES NOT SIN (CONTINUE TO SIN)

C)   HE HAS BEEN BORN OF GOD (BORN AGAIN).

D)   ROM 6:1-2  WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN, THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? 2GOD FORBID.  HOW SHALL WE, THAT ARE DEAD TO SIN, LIVE ANY LONGER THEREIN?

 

 

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