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1 Living Deeply in Christ KNOWING GOD DEEPLY 1John 4

2 Living Deeply in Christ 1. Knowing God Deeply The objective and subjective sides of Truth together that help us to know God deeply and intimately. The key to a dynamic and an alive relationship with God.

3 1. Knowing God Deeply Philippians 3: I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ… 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings...

4 Living Deeply in Christ 1. Knowing God Deeply 1John 4:7-10 7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

5 Living Deeply in Christ 1. Knowing God Deeply Knowing God deeply must lead to loving fellow believers sacrificially

6 Living Deeply in Christ 2. Knowing God deeply interconnected to loving one another 1John 4: Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

7 Living Deeply in Christ 2. Knowing God deeply interconnected to loving one another The best demonstrations of God comes not from a debate or an argument, but from living a life of love. William Barclay God will dwell deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in usperfect love! [MSG]

8 Living Deeply in Christ 2. Knowing God deeply interconnected to loving one another 1John 4: We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

9 Living Deeply in Christ 2. Knowing God deeply interconnected to loving one another Knowing God deeply must lead to loving fellow believers sacrificially

10 Living Deeply in Christ 2. Knowing God deeply interconnected to loving one another The degree to which you know God deeply is dependant on the degree to which you love fellow believers sacrificially In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love Mother Teresa

11 Living Deeply in Christ 3. Complete Assurance in Christ 1John 4: We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 1 st Assurance = the Holy Spirit lives in us 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.

12 3. Complete Assurance in Christ 1John 4: nd Assurance = Acknowledge Jesus 15If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

13 Living Deeply in Christ 3. Complete Assurance in Christ 1John 4: rd Assurance = Love sacrificially 16b God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

14 Living Deeply in Christ 3. Complete Assurance in Christ 1John 4: In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

15 Living Deeply in Christ Knowing God deeply must lead to loving fellow believers sacrificially


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