Destined for Victory (John 16:33, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5, 2 Corinthians 2:14)

Gearl Spicer 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)

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)

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 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.


Sermon Notes

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!

Revelation 21:7

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