Destined for Victory (John 16:33, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5, 2 Corinthians 2:14)
Gearl Spicer, May 3, 2020
Part of the Axis of A Living Faith series, preached at a Sunday Online service
John 16:33 (Listen)
33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
1 John 4:4 (Listen)
4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 5:4–5 (Listen)
4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
2 Corinthians 2:14 (Listen)
14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
Axis of a Living Faith
Destined for Victory
John 16:33, I John 4:4,5:4-5, II Corinthians 2:14
May 3, 2020
Can I win in this life?
*Momentary defeat steals long term perspective
*Doubt disables our direction
*Deception rules a defeated heart
*These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me
You may have peace. In the world you have tribulation,
But take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
*You are from God, little children, and have overcome them;
Because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. I John 4:4
*For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory
That has overcome the world-our faith. I John 5:4-5
I. Principles to apply to our hearts—John 16:33
A. Peace is a precious gift for our heart-
B. Tribulation is an indication of our relationship-
C. Courage is our ability to fight while facing obstacles-
D. Overcoming is the affirmation of living in His victory-
*An overcomer looks at life through the finished work of the cross,
That allows a victorious mindset!
II. Assurances to direct our hearts—I John 4:4, 5:4-5
A. Greatness of Jesus in our daily lives-
B. Salvation is an ever-present source of affirmation-
C. Faith is our day to day plan for living-
III. Commitments to anchor our hearts-II Corinthians 2:14
A. Position your life in gratitude-
B. Never let defeat define you-
C. What fragrance do you smell?
*We win when we live by principles, walk in assurances and commit to Jesus!