Identification, Friend or Foe

Identification, Friend or Foe

Scripture Reference:  1 John 3:24-4:6

Sermon in a Sentence

When confronted with people who claim to teach spiritual truth, those who belong to the community of faith (because of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling) are to do two things: examine the content of their message in light of the consistent and orthodox Christology taught by the apostles, and examine the character of the audience that listens to their message.

Sermon Outline

  1. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the divine proof given to those who truly belong to the community of faith.
  1. Those who claim to teach spiritual truth must be evaluated based upon what they teach about Jesus Christ.
  1. Those who claim to teach spiritual truth must be evaluated based upon those who believe and follow their message.