Forever in His Presence – Part 3

My latest message in the series “Forever in His Presence,” reminds us that with God, there’s no musical chairs – no bouncing in and out of fellowship – and no mood swings!

As we dive deeper, you’ll find yourself anchored in the truth that you already know God, even when you wish you felt or “experienced” more with Him.

We’ll also radically rethink the term “antichrist” and better understand what John is really talking about – and it’s not what you grew up hearing!

Don’t miss this one. It’s a lot of fun!

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is verse 12 written to “little children” with a past tense verb such an important marker of transition from chapter 1? (Hint: Consider 1 John 1:9).
  2. Verses 13-14 emphasize that we already know God. How can this encourage you when you’re wishing you felt more or “experienced” more with God?
  3. How might verses 18-22 radically change the way we use the term “antichrist” compared with the common use of the term today?
  4. Read verse 24. Recall the best understanding of “abiding in Christ.” How does this passage affirm the truth about abiding?
  5. Verse 25 holds a promise for us related to the truthfulness of God. What is it? How does it relate to our security with God?
  6. Verses 26-27 reveal that one purpose for John’s letter is to contrast believers and deceivers. How does this give us more fuel for understanding 1 John 1:9 and its surrounding verses?
  7. Read verses 28 and 29 and react to this statement: I can have confidence upon Jesus’ return because I am born of God and as righteous as He is!

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