Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Explore the Bible: Jesus Alone


We have been born of God because of our faith in Jesus alone. We conquer, not because we are good people or strong and consistent; we conquer and we love because of Jesus Christ alone! When those around us cast doubt on the validity of living for Jesus, we have our own lives as an example of what Jesus can do through one who has trusted Christ through faith and lives by His commands. This is the focus of our Explore the Bible study this week.

John ends his epistle by explaining his purpose. We see his purpose expressly stated in 1 John 5:13. He was writing to a group of people whose faith was being challenged on all sides which led to doubt. John’s intent was to help people know that they have eternal life.

This verse is especially important to me because I was one with doubts as an older youth. God brought me to this text and tapped me on the shoulder to remind me that I was saved at nine years of age and that I did have eternal life through Him!

Many in your groups might be struggling with doubt or coming to a realization that they don't know Christ at all. As you prepare to teach this study I want to encourage you to view the following video on how to share the gospel, and offer an invitation during your group time.

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The teaching plan also provides a video option for explaining 1 John 5:6-8. You might want to use this to supplement your group discussion.

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HOW TO PRINT
After the Dropbox file opens,
choose "Download,"
save to your computer,
open and print from your computer, not Dropbox.

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