Certainty of Birth

Pastor Jay continues the series on War of the World – A Training Manual for “My Little Children”, with this week’s sermon “Certainty of Birth” from 1 John 5:1-5.

1 John 5:1-5 (ESV)

Overcoming the World

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Children of God can know that we have been born of God.

  • …if we believe that Jesus is the Christ.
  • …if we love and are loved by God’s children.
  • …if we overcome the world.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What was birth like? What do you remember?
  • Can we know that we have been born of God? How?
  • What leads a person to confess that Jesus is the Christ?
  • What does it mean that love God’s children?
  • How are God’s commandments connected to love?
  • What does it mean that God’s children overcome the world?