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KNOW and be KNOWN - Assurance Through Experience - 1 John - Week 2

KNOW and be KNOWN - Assurance Through Experience - 1 John - Week 2

Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor Songs This Week: Great Things - Phil Wickham Look To The Son - Hillsong Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Goodness Of God - Josh Baldwin

Locations & Times

LifePointe Christian Church

10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 9:45 AM

Sunday 11:15 AM

How do I know I know God?

How do I know I am saved?

How do I know God loves me?
HOW WE CAN KNOW WE ARE SAVED:

We have placed our hopes for Heaven entirely on Jesus
HOW WE CAN KOW WE ARE SAVED:

We have a new nature

Our new nature causes us to repent when we sin
Gaining certainty and assurance about Jesus through our experience with him
Faith is the unexplainable meeting the undeniable.
Are we willing to consider the evidence?

Are we willing to doubt our doubts?
Will you will let the evidence overrule your objections and doubts?

OR: Will you invalidate the evidence-based on your objections and doubts?
Robert Adair (The Physics of Baseball)
We believe because we Jesus after he rose from the dead - undeniable

The evidence overrules any objections
Nothing subjective about the resurrection of Jesus
Fellowship: Experiencing Christ
John 6: Jesus multiple bread and fish and fed 5000

John 4: Jesus tells woman everything about her

Mark 4: Jesus calms the raging sea

Matthew 9: Jesus heals woman

Mark 8: Jesus heals blind man in two stages
Christianity is a “taste and see” religion
Proof of Christianity does not rest entirely on your experience
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Paul heard voice of God (Acts 22:9)
God created us with an ability to perceive him and know him (Romans 1)
False teaching (Gnosticism)
1 John 1:2: This one who is life itself was revealed to us. NLT
Ephesians 3:18 grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Grasp: To sieze or overtake
TO EXPERIENCE MOMENTS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD:

Put yourself in the presence of His Word
Memorize Scripture

Memorizing scriptures help combat sin in our lives
Satan tried to give Adam and Eve a “peace” about disobeying God
God’s will found in God’s Word
Participate in a LifeGroup
TO EXPERIENCE MOMENTS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD:

Pray for those moments.
TO EXPERIENCE MOMENTS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD:

Trust and Obey
John 14:15 If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

1 John 3:24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. NLT

NEED PRAYER?

We want to pray for you! Send a prayer request to:
Pray4U@lifepointe.org

EASY WAYS TO GIVE

TEXT GIVE by texting a dollar amount to 84321, or give online at:
https://lifepointechurch.churchcenter.com/giving/donations
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS

MEXICO MISSIONS: WE NEED YOUR SUPORT HERE AT HOME!
Visit our lobby display to learn more about ways you can support our team members, as well as how to help with pre- and post-trip logistics.
Questions? Contact: Dawn Sousa at dawnsousa@icloudcom or Angela Hall at angelalhall@yahoo.com

LP STUDENTS – Broomball / MAR 14 / 3:00 -9:00 pm
Calling all students 7th-12th! We’ll meet at LP and then head to Skatetown in Roseville for some fun playing broomball.
Cost: $20 (includes pizza)
More info and sign up at: lifepointe.org/broomball

Na'CHO GAME NIGHT / MAR 20 / 6-8pm
All you 40- and 50-somethings, join us in The Foundry for a variety of games, and a nacho bar to keep your mind fueled.
Cost: $7/person - Guests free! Sign up in the lobby or at: lifepointe.org/nachogamenight LP

KIDS: VBS DRAMA TEAM AUDITIONS / MAR 15 / 12:45-3pm
Come try-out for our VBS (July 6-10 ) drama team by reading parts. Looking for 7th grade or older, meet in the Auditorium, please eat before you arrive.
Questions: Jenny Hartsrom at: jenny@hartstrom.com

VBS MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS / MAR 22 / 12:45 – 2:15
VBS is July 6-10. All adult and youth VBS Volunteers must attend this training located in the Foundry, lunch and childcare provided.

LP KIDS –LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE
We’ve got the cutest kids! Don’t believe us? Volunteer and be part of our team. We need subs and registration assistants.
Contact Darla at: d.blanton@lifepointe.org

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