Crucial Testimony

Pastor Jay continues the series on War of the World – A Training Manual for “My Little Children”, with this week’s sermon “Crucial Testimony” from 1 John 5:6-12.

1 John 5:6-12 (ESV)

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

There is crucial testimony you must judge concerning Jesus Christ.

  • The crux of the testimony.
  • The witnesses who testify.
  • The reliability of the testimony.
  • The two possible verdicts.
  • The content of the testimony.
  • The consequences of the testimony.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Who and what are the three witnesses that John mentions?
  • What must we believe concerning Jesus?
  • What makes for a reliable testimony?
  • What are the two possible verdicts we could arrive at concerning Jesus?
  • What is eternal life? Who has it? Who does not have it?