Weekly Verse
"By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit." 1 John 4:13

Weekly Outline For November 20th

The Outflow Of Abiding In Him

1 John 2:3-6
                         1.  We know that we know Him if we keep His commandments.
                                         a. He who says but doesn’t keep is a liar with no truth in him.
1 John 2:5
                        1.  Whoever keeps His word truly the love of God is brought to fruition, and by that we know that we are                                      in Him.
                        2.  He who says he abides in Him ought himself also walk as He walked.
John 15-
                        1.  The true vine, the Father is the vinedresser.
                               a.  Every branch that does not bear fruit He takes away, or lifts.
                               b.  Every branch that bears fruit He prunes or,  washes.
John 15:4
                        1.  Abide in Me and I in you, the branch cannot bear fruit of itself.
                        2.  He is the vine we are the branches, by the mutual abiding we bear much fruit.
                                 a.  Apart from Him we can do nothing.  The goal is fruit.  (Gal. 5:22)
                                 b. If you abide in me and my words, you ask Me, and it shall be done.  The blessing of abiding.
                                 c. The Father is glorified that you bear much fruit.
John 15:9-
                       1.  Abide in My love.
                       2.  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love.  Connection between the word His love and                                  abiding.
                       3.  What is His commandment?  It’s that you love one another.
                       4.  Greater love has no one than this than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
                       5.  A friend is someone with mutual thoughts, care and trust.
                       6.  No longer a servant but a friend if we do what He commands us.
                       7.  V-16  He chose us and appointed us to bear much fruit, enduring fruit.
                       8.  Ask in His name and the father will give you.
                       9.  I command you that you love one another.

                                                 1 John By This We Know
                                                  According to His Word

1 John 2:3 -  Are we knowing Him by keeping His word.

1 John 2:5    Is the love of God perfected in the knowledge we  are in Him.

1 John 3:14  Passed from death to life - loving the saints.

1 John 3:16   Expressing Him - knowing love.

1 John 3:19   Loving in reality not just speech.

1 John 3:24   Abiding by keeping His word.

1 John 4:2     Knowing the Spirit of God.

1 John 4:6     Do we hear?

1 John 4:13   Knowing He abides in us and we in Him.

1 John 5:2     Loving Him, loving each other, keeping His word.

1 John 5:18-20  We know

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The Outflow Of Abiding In Him
Исток пребывания в Нем
El Fluir De Permanecer En él

Excerpt From The Supplied Life For November 13th

Sovereign Love

“But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why have you made me like this?” Romans 9:20
God’s unconditional love is a sovereign love. This sovereign love embraces the totality of our living — all our inward
circumstances, such as how we feel, how we react, how we relate, as well as our outward circumstances, which are things that happen to us that cause us to react. God is wonderfully sovereign in His ways over us. He knows how our heart is prone to wander from Him. Because He knows exactly where our heart is at any given moment, He allows whatever circumstance is fitting. Thus, like Paul in Romans 9:20, we simply need to come under the sovereign love of God: “But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why have you made me like this?” Who can say to the Potter, “Why have You made me like this?” In other words, who can say, “Why did this happen to me?” Paul continues to challenge our reasoning mind in Romans 9:21. “Does not the potter have power over the clay?” It is the Potter’s choice to fashion this lump of clay in whatever way He desires. And if the clay is marred in His hand, He takes it off the potter’s wheel
and reshapes it again, as it seems good to Him. Praise the Lord, our lives are altogether under His sovereignty.
Who can add one cubit to his stature? (Matt. 6:27). Who can control tomorrow? Who can predict what will happen next week? (James 4:13-15). We are under God’s sovereign, unconditional love. In Deuteronomy 33:27, He assures us that He is carrying us in His arms: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” His arms are underneath us. Thus, if we are torn, if we are stricken, that is part of the process of death and resurrection, so that the life of Christ might be exhibited through us and in us.

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