Of this I am sure: certainties in a world of Chaos
Of This I Am Sure: When I Obey Christ
Of This I Am Sure
When I Obey Christ
1 John 2:3-11
How should my relationship with Christ create relational harmony in my life?
1) Your commitment to Christ is a commitment to His word. (2:3-6)
a. You cannot separate growth in Christ from obedience to God’s Word. (John 1:1-5)
b. If your heart has grown cold spiritually, get your head in the game: read, listen to, think about,
and obey scripture. Your heart and feet will follow.
2) Your commitment to Christ is a commitment to others. (2:7-8)
Illus: Cards for Officers
3) Your commitment to Christ is a commitment to confront hate with Biblical truth. (2:9-11).
Relational harmony exists where diversity is done Biblically. (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
Final Thought: You will see Christ work in ways you never could have imagined, as you are obedient to His
Word and seek harmony in your relationships.
The book of 1 John is not linear (think outline). It is spiral. The same themes are covered repeatedly. He echoes the same truths over and over again.