Strengthening faith. The Holy Spirit is the author of regeneration, we are not contributing in that. Faith is a result of His regeneration worked in us. John strengthens the assurance of believers after the attack of the Gnostics, who brought doubt.
Warning against false teachers. A warning against false teachers. Today there are not apostles and prophets. There are exegetes and preachers of the Word of God. God's people must test the spirits.
Changed life. A Christian begins with Christ, a great transformation occurred in his life, others can see this life changed, is a person who knows that one day will give account before God for the life he lived.
Great is our God. God is the Lord of hosts, the Lord of harvest and the Lord of history. The sovereignty of God determines the content of evangelism, the concern of evangelism and our confidence in evangelism. Courageous message delivered at a SBC conference in Texas!
6 benefits. Benefits of meditating upon heaven: it answers to the mysteries of live; gives power in hard moments; sets your eyes on things eternal; encourages spiritual progress; motivates our Christian service; fills the Christian life with hope.
3 reasons for evangelism Reasons for evangelism: Christ's love for us; compassion for the lost; think of the shortness of your life, the only opportunity to serve God. The early church needed not to be told to evangelize - it was a normal thing for them.
Hyperetesas. David was a fair man, a flawed man, but a man who was favored by God. His ministry was characterized by humility, by energy, done at God's instigation, with human limitation (in his generation).