Jesus is God's Life

December 20, 2015 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: God on the Ground

Scripture: 1 John 5:11–5:13

Jesus is God's Life

1 John 5:11-13

 

Three truths we can know (for certain):

1) Eternal life is possible. v. 13

2) This life is only found in Jesus Christ. vv. 11-12

Life of peace.

Life of power.

Life of holiness.

Life over death.

 

3) If you have the Son, you have the life. v. 12

 

 

Take Home Idea: Jesus Christ alone can introduce us to the life of God.

 

 

 

“Jesus is God’s Life” Discussion Questions

1 John 5:11-13

 

Open:


On a scale of 1 – 10, 1 being “Will believe anything” and 10 being “Won’t believe anything anyone tells me”, what number would you give yourself?


Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.

 


Dig:


Read 1 John 5:11-13: Why is John writing this letter to the believers in Ephesus? v. 13.


How are belief and life interconnected?


Using these verses how would you explain to someone what being a Christian is all about?


Does eternal life just mean you are going to live forever, or is there more to it?


How does a person “have” another person? How can a person “have” the Son of God?


Is having the Son or not having the Son a decision a Christian has to make on a daily basis or is it a once in a life decision followed by a permanent condition?


Pastor Joel gave four characteristics of God’s life in Jesus. Where do you see those qualities in Jesus? Can you think of any others?

 


Reflect:


How confident are you in knowing you have eternal life? When do you usually find yourself doubting?


How are you doing right now in “having” the Son of God? What is your relationship with Jesus like? (refer to 5:1 and use the “love test” given in this verse - to love God is to show love to his children).

 

Close by praying together about how you might be shine His light together.

 

 

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