Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

Recognizing the Spirit of God

Sermon on 1 John 4:1-6

Preacher: Pastor Bill DeJong


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This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday June 4, 2017 by Pastor Bill DeJong.
Pastor Bill DeJong can be reached at pastorbill@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.



The Light of Love in a Dark World

View more sermons from this series:

Recognizing the Spirit of God
1 John 4:1-6
Enjoying the Company of God
1 John 1:1-4
Walking in the Light of God
1 John 1:5-10
Acknowledging the Son of God
1 John 2:12-27
Understanding the Work of God
1 John 3:1-24
Applying the Love of God
1 John 4:7-24
Believing the Testimony of God
1 John 5:6-21

1 John 4:1-6

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.