Born Of God
1 John 3:8-9
1. Living in the practice of sin; deliberately sinning against God is evil.
2. The devil or Satan was sinning from the beginning – God created him perfect.
3. God sent to us His Son Jesus; and made known to us this Son to destroy the works of the devil.
4. The one’s who are “Born of God” do not practice living in sin.
I. ABIDING IN SIN; OR ABIDING IN CHRIST IS THE QUESTION (v. 8).
II. THE ONE WHO SINNED FROM THE BEGINNING WOULD HAVE US ABIDE IN SIN (v. 8).
III. WHEN JESUS CRUSHED THE HEAD OF THE DEVIL; SIN WAS DESTROYED – THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL (v. 8).
IV. THOSE WHO ARE “IN” CHRIST JESUS “BORN OF GOD” DO NOT ABIDE IN SIN (v. 9).
V. THE SEED OF GOD AND OF CHRIST IS IN THOSE WHO ARE “BORN OF GOD” (v. 9).
i. Enjoying sin, living in rebellion against God is sure evidence one is not born of God.
ii. We must remember that our enemy, the devil, is still like “a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
iii. On the cross Jesus Christ finished the work God gave Him to do, thus destroying the works, in that, they no longer can hold or bind us.
iv. When the seed of God is in those “Born of God” that seed cannot sin, thus making sin a miserable and vile thing in the life of the born again.
-Tim A. Blankenship