1 John series message 6
Text: 1 John 2:18-19
John addresses the future antichrist as well as antichrists that are already among us. The focus, however, is on the perseverance of the saints. This is the third test of genuine faith; the first two were love and obedience. It is encouraging to keep in mind that it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Yet, we are charged to persevere in our faith through difficult times, finding our strength in Him. We'll give good encouragement for doing just that, and for helping us demonstrate perseverance for others.