Conflicting Spirits

I continued our series, “Love Letters,” on 1, 2, & 3 John this weekend at Eastbrook Church, with a message on 1 John 2:18-27 and 4:1-6 entitled “Conflicting Spirits.” This was an interesting message to prepare for as it dealt with issues ranging from the Antichrist to heresy, and a number of things in between.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also subscribe to the Eastbrook podcast here or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

Don’t Be Surprised (1 John 2:18-19)

  • ‘the last hour’
  • The end and The END

Don’t Be Deceived (1 John 2:18, 22, 23; 4:1, 3, 5)

  • Antichrist, antichrists and false prophets
  • The message of falsehood
  • The consequences of falsehood

Do Be Discerning (1 John 2:26; 4:1)

  • The danger of ignorance and gullibility
  • The appropriate place of unbelief

Do Know the Truth (1 John 2:20-25; 4:2, 6)

  • The message of Truth
  • The community of Truth
  • The results of Truth

Do Live by God’s Spirit (1 John 2:20, 26, 27; 4:2-4)

  • The anointing, or chrism, of God’s Spirit
  • The teaching of God’s Spirit
  • The power of God’s Spirit

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