Aug. 22, 2021
As Christians, we have certain privileges that are endowed on us by grace at our new birth, and there are also those privileges that we can only obtain by earnestly seeking God to his fullest. And there are those privileges that include everything in between this continuum.
In our text today it says "we have overcome them". What have we overcome according to the Apostle John? We have overcome THEM he says ("they that are in the world"); because " greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world."
Today we will talk about the three cases that bring this endowment to the Christian heart:
1. We have overcome them: because we have first overcome the world
2. We have overcome them: because He overcomes us by the Spirit
3. We have overcome them: because we can overcome their objections
Last, Pastor Mark issues a warning and an encouragement: A warning to the world because the evidence of you your lost state is that you cannot hear us as we tell you the truth. And finally, the encouragement because if you are saved you CAN hear us and you have overcome the world!
Austin Gatherings uses the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, and Pastor Mark Jones will be preaching today out of 1 John 4:4-6.