Learning to “Live Loved” is a journey! 1 John is our guide to explore an amazing way to live!
The Fellowship of the Light Trail (1:5-2:2) The Obedience of Love Trail (2:3-17)
Opposition Overlook (2:18-28) Born of God Basin (3:1-24)
Pre-Summit Warnings and Encouragement (4:1-6) The Summit (4:7-21)
The “Overcomer’s Victory” Trail (5:1-21)
· (1-5) Living Loved means living as an “overcomer” because we have been born of God!
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands (…embrace His instructions…) . And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
· (6-12) Living Loved means having faith in Jesus Only, Only Jesus and All of Jesus!
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
· (13-21) Living Loved means heeding heartfelt concluding gifts of truth about …
* Confidence before God (13-15)
* Sins and the SIN (16-17)
* Winning against Evil (18-19)
* Knowing Him who is TRUE! (20-21)
1 John 5 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
SOLITUDE, SCRIPTURE, PRAYER - GUIDE:
Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.
Solitude – Spend several minutes quietly alone. Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through your Word!”
Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there! (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)
Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying? Why this word this day?
What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? How am I learning to Live Loved?
How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”
Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.
Monday – 1 John 5:1-5
Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12
Wednesday – 1 John 5:13-15
Thursday – 1 John 5:16-17
Friday – 1 John 5:18-21
Saturday – 1 John 5:1-21