1 JOHN 5

6 Outlines

 

1 John 5:1-4

BE AN OVER COMER!

 

An over comer is a victor. He is a winner. He is one who has conquered! Here is how you can be an over comer!

 

1. BELIEVE GOD FOR SALVATION Vs. 1a

2. LOVE GOD AND HIS CHILDREN Vss. 1b-2

3. OBEY GOD 3

4. TRUST GOD FOR DAILY LIVING Vs. 4

 

 

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1 John 5:3-4, 11-15

CONFIDENCE

 

We've all met people who are confident in their abilities and strengths. Sometimes this confidence is a false confidence. Christians can have true confidence because of what Christ has done for them.

 

CONFIDENT PRACTICE - Vss. 3-4

The Christian can practice victorious living through faith.

 

CONFIDENT POSSESSION - Vss. 11-13

The Christian knows that he possesses eternal life.

 

CONFIDENT PRAYER - Vss. 14-15

When a Christian prays according to the will of God he knows that his prayers are answered.

 

 

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1 John 5:11-13

THIS IS!

 

THIS IS THE RECORD - Vs. 11 - And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 

THIS IS THE REQUIREMENT - Vs. 12 - He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

 

THIS IS THE REASSURANCE - Vs. 13 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 

 

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1 John 5:11-13

LIFE!

 

THE AVAILABILITY OF ETERNAL LIFE Vs. 11

THE ATTAINMENT OF ETERNAL LIFE Vs. 12

THE ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE Vs. 13

 

 

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1 John 5:11-13

ETERNAL LIFE

 

THE GIFT OF LIFE - Vs. 11

THE POSSESSION OF LIFE - Vs. 12

THE ASSURANCE OF LIFE - Vs. 13

 

 

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1 John 5:14-15

CONFIDENT PRAYER

 

It's nice when we can be confident. We like it when we can be confident in our ability to perform a task, or in the reliability of someone else or a product. Of course, when we have faith in Christ,

we can be confident of eternal life (1 John 5:11-13),

 

God wants us to be confident when we pray. Our text gives us the details of confident prayer.

 

THE OBJECT OF CONFIDENT PRAYER - "And this is the confidence that we have in him..."

When we pray, we are to come in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:13-14, John 16:24, Hebrews 4:14-16) Our confidence is in God and in His Son.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY OF CONFIDENT PRAYER - "...that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us;"

The opportunity is to ask in confidence according to the will of God.

If we want to know what to pray for, we should search the Scriptures and find God's will. We will know God's will for ourselves, our friends, the unsaved, and the world as we study His Word. Then we can pray accordingly. If we do not know the will of God, we should ask for God to reveal it to us. (James 1:5-8)

 

THE OUTLOOK OF CONFIDENT PRAYER - Vs. 15

We know that we have what we ask for when we pray according to the will of God.

 

 

 

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