Understanding the Heart of God
Study of 1 John Part 2 "What's in Your Garden?"
God’s greatest desire is for you and Him to be in fellowship. Verse 3
Two distinguishing marks of true believers.
Your Christian life can be likened unto a flower garden.
I. First evidence is 3 different kinds of flowers. Verse 5-6
1) The first flower of ___________________. 1 John 2:3,4
2) The second flower is a ___________ ________ for the Christian family. 1 John 2:10, 9; 1 John 3:1, 3:16
3) The third flower is a growing commitment to the ______________.
1 John 4:15, 5:1; 2:22-23
II. In every garden there are weeds to be pulled.
1 John 1:8-10
There is no such thing as a Christian garden without sin, without weeds.
If you are going to stay in fellowship with the Father, you must continually pull weeds.
1 John 1:9-10
Having weeds in your garden does not mean you cannot have fellowship with the Father.
There are 3 types of people here today:
1) Some people are walking in ________________.
2) Some people are walking in ________________.
3) Some people are walking in _____________________.