29 March 2023
The Epistle of Light and Love – Part 15
The Epistle Of Light And Love – 1 John 2
Join us as we begin our new series in the epistle of 1 John. There were two main concerns that John addressed. The first was heretical teaching and the second was ethics or the proper conduct of the believer. This series will be verse-by-verse teaching that will allow us to mine out the truths given to us by the Holy Spirit in this book. We will see that these truths are still relevant and necessary today. As we learn and apply God’s truth we will be empowered even greater to enjoy fellowship with the Father and with His son Jesus Christ.
Part 15 – Well, we are still stuck in verse 16 of 1 John chapter 2 concerning the nature of this world. We see that in this life we are contending with the “lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” In this message we look at the temptation of Jesus found in Luke 4:1-13. In this account we see that Jesus overcame all these temptations through the written Word of God. The temptation of Jesus reveals to us that it was not the natural things that satan mentioned that were the issue but rather the leading of the enemy in them. Natural things are neither good or evil the real issue being dealt with is who has Lordship in our lives. Jesus overcame the lusts and pride of satan because He loved God above all and this is how we overcome as well.