“Hush Your Heart”
1 John 3:20 (vv. 16-23)The best way to quiet your heart is to recognize and reject the false teaching and teachers attempting to permeate it.
1 John 3:20
John 1:4; 5:13
We can overcome our conscience because:
Logos assures us of our Fellowship (1 John 1:1-7) (1:5-2:27)
Eternal life is not something; it’s Someone. 1:2, 5:11, 20
Want to quiet your conscience? Listen to LOGOS.
Love assures us of our Sonship (1 John 3:1-2)(1 John 2:12-5:3)
Love is the believer’s ID.
John 1:12-But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Want to quiet your conscience? Listen to LOVE.Everyone is God’s creation, but everyone is not His child.
The believer’s conscience should bring him/her to confession, not condemnation.
1 John 1:9
Condemnation, for Christ-followers, comes from Satan. He knows that he can’t stop God from forgiving us, but he can stop us from forgiving ourselves.
Homework: Get someone who knows the Word and who knows your life to help you identify false teachers.