Three Comforts

Pastor Jay continues the series on War of the World – A Training Manual for “My Little Children”, with this week’s sermon “Three Comforts” from 1 John 2:12-14.

1 John 2:12-14 (ESV)

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

God speaks comfort to believers in every stage of our spiritual lives.

  • Stage 1. He speaks comfort to children in the faith.
    • Your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.
    • You know the Father.
  • Stage 2. He speaks comfort to fathers in the faith.
    • You know him who is from the beginning.
  • Stage 3. He speaks comfort to the young men in the faith.
    • You are strong.
    • God’s word abides in you.
    • You have overcome the evil one.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What three groups in John talking to in our text?
  • How long does it take a Christian to receive forgiveness for his sins?
  • What does it mean to have God’s word abiding in you?
  • At what age is a Christian strong? What makes her so?