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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Grace Like a Wave
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
God of the Promise
Another in the Fire
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
3 Signs You’re In Trouble
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
Dismissal……………………….Bill Butler

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I write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God so you will know you have eternal life.

-1 John 5:13

1.  I am not right with God if I am and sinning.

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So if we say we have fellowship with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars and do not follow the truth.

-1 John 1:5-7

Living in Darkness:

a. Believing without .

God tolerated people worshipping things other than Himself in the past because they didn’t know any better, but now He commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to Him.

-Acts 17:30

b. Being casual about or even openly sin.

When we obey God, we are sure that we know him. But if we claim to know him and don’t obey him, we are lying and the truth isn’t in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.

 -1 John 2:3-6

If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

-John 14:15

c. Praying a and thinking that’s all that needed done.

I am right with God if I am in a posture of .

2.  I am not right with God if I say I have no .

If we say that we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn’t in our hearts.

-1 John 1:8

It's all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man.

-Isaiah 6:5

I am right with God if I am deeply of my own sinfulness

3.  I’m not right with God if I don’t have the He can forgive me of my sin.

My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.    

-1 John 2:1-2

If we confess our sins to God, he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all the wrongs that we have done.

-1 John 1:9

I am right with God when I’m confident beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus for my sins.

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Which of the 3 signs do you need to be most aware of in your own life? Why?

2.  What can you do to be more proactive in making your relationship with God better in each of these 3 areas?

3.  What is your next step as a result of this message?