Who Should you listen to? (1 John 4:1-6)Tony Felich, December 12, 2004
Part of the Exposition of I, II, & III John series, preached at a Morning Worship service
There are two competing worldviews. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must be careful to discern which is directing our minds and actions.
I. Recognize the competing views
A. Christian worldview
B. Humanistic worldview
II. Test what you hear
A. By the Apostle's Teaching (The Bible) -> Jesus Christ
III. Determine to live according to the Truth
A. Forget what's "popular"!
B. This is God's method for transforming this world
Sermon application notes
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1 John 4:1-6
4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (ESV)