Confident Christianity

Confident Christianity

1 John 5:13-21

I. CONFIDENCE IN ETERNAL LIFE

    A. A blessed promise from the Father to the faithful (1 John 5:13; Titus 1:2; John 17:3; 20:30-31)
    B. Assurance of our relationship with the Almighty

      1. Walking in the light (1 John 1:7)
      2. Obeying God’s commands (1 John 2:3-5)
      3. Loving the brethren (1 John 2:9-11)
      4. Believing in Christ, the Son of God in the flesh (1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3; 5:1-5)
      5. Practicing righteousness (1 John 2:29-3:10)

II. CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER

    A. God hears us (1 John 5:14-15; Luke 18:10-14; Hebrews 4:16)
    B. Praying for the penitent (1 John 5:16-17; 1:9)

III. CONFIDENCE IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD

    A. Faithful Christians do not lead a life of sin (1 John 5:18-19; 3:6)

      1. He who has been born of God keeps himself (1 John 5:18; Jude 1:21; Philippians 2:12; James 4:7)
      2. Those who are outside Christ are under the sway of the wicked one (1 John 5:19; Ephesians 2:1-2)

    B. Knowing God is to have assurance of eternal life (1 John 5:20; 1:1-3)
    C. Keep yourselves from idols (1 John 5:21; Colossians 3:5)

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