Here Is Your Memory Verse I write these things to you who believe in the name of the
Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13
Afterwards Talk About
This Discuss the changes and challenges that God has brought into
showing that he is there at work in you
Something To Do Before
Next Time Allow that new love to express itself (or better himself
because God is love)
by arranging to bless your family, neighbours or the poor,
in some practical way of service. Report back what happened.
Written Diploma Work Write one page or two on the differences between your old
life and your
new emerging life living in the Lord. Use Johns points as
Meditate On This Passage John 5:24
a Minute to Change the World
Pray For Indonesia - 195,000,000 Malay peoples
87% Muslim or Javanese
mystics, spectacular church growth for 30 years
Be sure to teach
this lesson to others.
Always pray and prepare well adding
your own verses and stories to bring it to life.
promises us that when we believe the gospel, receive Jesus as our Saviour and
our Lord, and decide to follow him all the days of our life then we turn from
darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. We receive forgiveness
for our sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith. Acts 26.18
1. How Can We Be Sure?
Life as a believer means walking by faith,
not by sight. So can we ever know for sure that God has indeed
rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the
kingdom of the Son he loves?
How Can We Have A Fulness Of Faith
In God Which Leaves No Doubt? 2 Cor. 5.7; Col. 1.13; Heb. 10.22.
God Is Not A Man That He Should Lie. Numbers 23.19.
The answer lies in believing what God
says in his word. That settles it forever because God
never changes his mind.
He Promises Salvation See Psalm 91.16; Isaiah 45.17; Mark 16.16;
Luke 19.9; Acts 11.14; 16.31.
He Says He Has Adopted Us John 1.12; Romans 8.15; 2 Cor. 6.18;
Gal. 3.26, 4.5,6; Ephesians 1.5.
2. Here Is A Love Letter
It was written by Jesus best friend,
John, who is often called the apostle of love. He was inspired by
God to write a letter to specifically answer this question of how
we can know for sure that God has come into our lives and is at
work in us.
John says, " I write these things
to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life."
1 John 5:13
We Can Know We Are Children Of God Why? Because we can point to new things
that are happening inside us and around us that never used to
happen. Thats God at work. Even though we fail or even
fall some days, nevertheless Gods work has started in
us and he will see it through to completion. 1 John 3.2; 5.19;
3. Can You See God At
Is Holy Spirit At Work In You? It is Holy Spirit who speaks continual comfort to your
heart, assuring you that you are a child of God. With his
help you are already calling God, "Father." Read 1
John 3.24; 4.13; Romans 8.16; Galatians 4.6.
Perhaps you have already discovered
some of the spiritual gifts that Holy Spirit brings to every
When a verse in the Bible sort of
lights up and speaks to you thats Holy Spirit teaching
you. You can be sure that he is also starting to guide you in
prayer. And when your heart is troubled when sin draws near
to tempt, you can be sure that it is Holy Spirit encouraging
you to choose the highway of holiness.
Are You Becoming Like Jesus? We used to live for ourselves, but now isnt there a
new love and kindness struggling to emerge to friends and
foes alike? Thats the fruit of Holy Spirit; God at work
inside you. See 1 John 3.2
Is Love Flowing In And Out Of You? That is a sure sign that God is in your life because God
is love. He does not have love. He is love, that is his
nature. 1 John 4.16.
As you live in Gods love you will
find yourself loving him. He will soon direct you to love
other people too with a love that he will give you, even for
those hard to love people. Expect new love to flood into your
family to bless your parents and relatives, even if they have
abused or neglected you in the past. Your husband or wife
will be blessed by the new you that emerges and may even ask
what is happening to you. 1 John 5.2-3.
Are You Loving Gods People? Before you thought Gods people were strange, or
even worse! Now you find a new love for your brothers and
sisters growing in your heart and you prefer to be with them.
Maybe you are wondering what you can do practically to help
less fortunate brothers ? See 1 John 3.10; 14; 16; 19.
Are You Saying No To Sin? Before sin gripped you and you followed whatever it
demanded but now you no longer want your own way, and choose
Gods way. Everyone fails now and then. You will find
increasing victory over bad thoughts, bad habits and bad
language. See 1 John 3.10; 5.18.
Are You Obeying Gods Commands? We never used to or if we tried we could not, but now
that is exactly what we want to do. The more we obey God the
more love he pours into our lives. See 1 John 2.3; 2.5; 5.3.
4. To Know God Better -
Walk With Him
Amos 3.3 tells us to agree with God then we
can walk with him. The more you do the more you will know that
you have eternal life, and the more confidence you will have in
approaching God your Father to ask him anything according to his
will. You will soon find that if you pray according to what he
reveals to you, you will have what you ask for. Answered prayer
is a sure sign that you are firmly established in Gods
kingdom. Press on to know Jesus more and more. 1 John 5.15; 5.20
To Close Pray For The
Unreached Peoples By Name
Taken from the
Joshua Project Unreached Peoples List these
people have no churchand as yet no cell, church or mission has committed themselves
to prayer, adoption or church planting among this people.