Sunday June 28, 2020 Worship Service
The service goes live at 8:55 a.m.
The service begins at 9:00 a.m.
Scripture Reading - 1 John 4:7-16
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
This is how God showed his love among us:
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
God lives in him and he in God.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:12-16
Being Assured of Abiding with God
If we are in Him and we see His Spirit producing in us love for one another and confession of the truth of Jesus Christ,
then we can be assured that God abides in us.
Truths we can take home today to know God abides in us and we are abiding in God.
We can have the assurance of salvation!
1) Loving One Another
(1 John 4:12)
2) The Giving Of God's Spirit
(1 John 4:13)
“We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” (1 John 4:13, NIV84)
3) Confessing the Truth About Jesus Christ
(1 John 4:14-15)
3a) The Apostolic Testimony
(1 John 4:14)
“We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” (2 Peter 1:16, NIV84)
John proclaims, "we have seen and testify"
3b) Our testimony about Jesus
(1 John 4:15) Matthew 16:15-17
4) Knowing and Believing
(1 John 4:16)
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20, NIV84)
The issue of assurance is not perfection, but rather, direction.
(Isaiah 55:6–7, NIV84)
Blessed Assurance! Jesus is Mine!