Monday, October 10, 2016

1 John Series: Illuminated 1 John 2:12-17 The Great Trade

 Illuminated 1 John 2:12-17 
The Great Trade

I. The Reason for Writing

Question 1: What's the Reason for the Passage?

Question 2: Who are the Children, the Fathers, and the Young Men?

Question 3: What is the sequence of responses?

II. The Resulting Trade

Question 4: What is the Connection?

Question 5:  What is the Contrast?

                Father                                                                                   World
Forgiveness and Healing                                               Guilt and Shame
Healthy Relationships                                                    Broken and Dysfunctional Relationships
Victory and Progressive Sanctification                    Self Improvement without Sustained Capacity
Satisfaction and Fulfillment                                         Self Absorption without Satisfaction
Permanent                                                                         Temporary


Question 6: What are the Implications?

1. There is a baseline of grace and mercy resulting in forgiveness and relationship.
2. We know God through His Word and we experience Him in our daily walk.
3. We walk in strength through increasing our knowledge of His Word.
4. Movement toward the Father moves you away from the world.
5. A Growing love for the Father displaces in your heart a love for the world.
6. Though you remain in the world, the pull of the world diminishes as you grow stronger in the Lord and in His Word.