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Friday, September 5, 2014

No More Whack-a-Mole Message Outline

No More Whack-a-Mole
from Knowing and Loving
1 John 5:1-5

Temptation often blindsides us when and where we are not are expecting. Is there a way to defeat it other than a spiritual version of whack-a-mole?

Believe rightly

1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

Test for results

1 John 5:2-3
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Apply your faith

1 John 5:4-5
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

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