Abiding in Truth

Abiding in Truth
(1 John 2:18-24; 4:1-6)

1. Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 1 John 2:18

A. It is the last hour. (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Matthew 24: 32-35;44

B. The Antichrist is coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 9-10; Revelation 13)

C. Antichrists have come. (1 John 2:22)

2. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

A. Confession of Jesus Christ, the Son of God come in the flesh. (1 John 4:2)

B.  Acceptance of the teaching of the apostles. (1 John 4:6)

3. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

4. Therefore let truth abide in you. (1 John 2:24, Colossians 3:16)

Application Questions:

What evidence do you see in the world that we are living in the last hour?

What is the antichrist spirit?

Where do you see the spirit of antichrist in the world today?

Why is the incarnation of Jesus so important?

How do we overcome false teaching?

What does it mean that greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world?

How can you abide in truth this week?

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