September 19, 2023

1 John 2:3–6
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By
this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He
What are the commandments of God?
-Remember God is God
-Don’t worship anything but God
-Don’t use God’s name in vain The “Oh my G.d”, Saying Jesus’ name
as an expletive is taking God’s name in vain
-Set aside Sunday for the exclusive worship of God
-Your parents are important…Honor them
-Each person is a creation of God…do not take their lives either by
death or word
-Marriage is sacred…never defile the unity between a husband and wife
-Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you
-Don’t lie
-Don’t crave what someone else has.
Do you keep any of these commandments?
We examine these Commandments and know we are not perfect. We have
failed to keep them. James 2:10 states, “Whoever breaks one
commandment is guilty of breaking them all.” (That does not give us a
license to intentionally break the others.)
How do we know we love God? We Desire to Keep His Commands!
A Christian, A follower of Christ, A Disciple of Christ does not choose to sin!
A person cannot say he has fellowship of God and continue living in spiritual
darkness. And yet, we find ourselves moving towards sin. 1 John 1:6 says,
“If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie
and do not practice the truth.” So, how do we keep ourselves from sin?

  1. Believe in the name of Jesus. Believe that He shed His blood so
    you could be free from iniquity. 
  2. Keep on believing in Jesus. Fill up your mind, body, soul, and
    spirit with Jesus Christ. 
    Fill your life with the fuel that leads to holiness.
    • 1 Peter 2:2 “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word,
      that you may grow thereby,”