1 John - The Impact of the Incarnation

1 John - The Impact of the Incarnation

A consideration of the impact of the incarnation of Christ upon our lives through a thematic study of John's 1st Epistle.

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December 25, 2016
Over the past two messages we have seen the impact of the incarnation in the life of the believer specifically in our refection of Christ. In today's message we consider the greatest of these reflections - our reflection of His gift of eternal life! If we truly believe the promise of Christ that He has given to us eternal life it will transform our lives. As a result of our confidence in this promise we will have a willingne...
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As we considered in the last message, Christ was incarnate in order that His followers would have joy (John 15:11). The joy of the believer ought to be a reflection of the presence of Christ in them. A second way that the genuiness of this reflection is revealed is in the consideration of whether, or not, we are walking in love. God is love and demonstrated the sacrificial nature of true love. We demonstrate the reflection of Chr...
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John wrote his epistle in order that the joy of the believer would be full. Christ came, was incarnate, in order that His followers would have joy (John 15:11). Hence, the joy of the believer ought to be a reflection of the joy of Christ in them. The genuiness of this reflection is revealed in the consideration of whether, or not, we are walking in the Light. God is light. If we say that we have fellowship with God and walk in...
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All of our 'faith' (doctrine) and 'practice' (works) are intricately tied to the revelation of God in His Word. In the previous message we saw how the validity of our testimony is contigent upon the veracity of God's testimony. Today we see how John ties together the presence of sin and the propititiation of Christ together with our reflection of Christ. The truth of our redemption will be reflected in our liv...
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As the resurrection of Christ is the climax and core of the gospel message, so the incarnation is the foundation and strength of the gospel message. Paul declared to Timothy: 'And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness - God was manifested in the flesh (the incarnation), justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on the world, received up in glory (the resurrection).' The ...
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