Who is Jesus? - Not A Cheap Imitation
Monday, May 25, 2015
As we celebrate our Veterans & Service Members who made the ultimate sacrfic this Memorial Day weekend, the sermon this week focuses us on “the real Spirit that empowers life” (1 John 4:2).
Monday: Read 1 John 4:1. John places great importance on recognizing the Spirit of God. How do you determine what is “garbage” and what isn’t? Where is the danger of garbage getting in your soul? Where are you putting God’s grace in your soul?
Tuesday: Read 1 John 4:2. How does John tell us to determine whether a spirit comes from God? Why is that important still today? (See John 1:14)
Wednesday: Read 1 John 4:3. Why is the spirit of the antichrist against Christ? John says such a spirit is active in our world. Where do you see such an antichrist spirit at work? How are you working for Christ? What impact is that making in your life and others? How does that lead you to pray for Christ to be at work through your life today?
Thursday: Read 1 John 4:4. John says in the “southern paraphrase” of this verse “the One who is in you all is greater than the one in the world”? Why is being in community so vital to battling with the one who would pull us away from God and such a part of the One who builds us in our faith? As you look at your faith community of “you all” where are you connecting with other believers to develop adult faith relationships that prepare you for life’s battles?
Friday: Read 1 John 4:5. Why are false teachers so popular? Where do you find yourself needing to be on guard against the voice of the world guiding your life? How is building on knowing who Jesus is providing a truth perspective for your life?
Saturday: Read 1 John 4:6. Use John’s framework of the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of falsehood to evaluate the influences in your life. Where should you exercise concern about the influence of what is false? Where should you expect to experience growth from the Spirit’s power in what is true?
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