Battling Sin by Abiding in Christ

Sermon Outline of 1John 2:28-3:10


  1. Abide in Christ (1Jn 2:28)
  2. Motivations for abiding in Christ
    1. Why would you care about abiding in Christ and fighting against sin in your life?
    2. When he comes there are only 2 ways to meet him (1Jn 2:28)
    3. John wants us to come in confidence.
    4. Meeting Christ ashamed is meeting him in judgment
    5. Two Troubling Verses (1Jn 3:9-10)
      1. Don’t forget this truth (1John 1:8, 10)
      2. By what is your life characterized by – sin or righteousness?
  3. How does one abide, remain, and continue in Christ?
    1. First, Doing what is right (1Jn 2:29, Jn 15:10)
    2. Second, You must not sin (1Jn 3:6)
    3. Third, Recognize your adoption as a child of God (1Jn 3:1)
    4. Fourth, Your hope is in the second coming and being made like Christ (1Jn 3:2-3)
  4. Conclusion



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