Life Reflections – 11.22.10

Following are ten evidences the true believer in Jesus Christ possesses, all from the epistle of First John. These are what the puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards called “holy affections.” As you hear these things, examine your life and ask yourself how many of these are manifested in your life.

1. A respect for God. (1John 1:8)

2. Obedience to God’s Word. (1 John 2:5)

3. Distaste for the things of the world. (1 John 2:15)

4. A steadfast faithfulness to God. (1 John 2:19)

5. Anticipation to the second coming. (1 John 3:2-3

6. Disturbed by sin in your life. (1 John 3:9)

7. A love for other believers. (1 John 3:14)

8. Experienced answered prayer. (1 John 3:22)

9. A spirit of discernment. (1 John 4:1)

10. Awareness of the Spirit of God living within you. (1 John 4:13)

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