Hunt Springs Baptist Church
- If . . . thenJohn (Jesus Speaks About God’s True Children / 8:31–47 / 128) LABC, Bruce BartonFor many, “knowing the truth” means personal autonomy, creativity, and freedom from oppression and ignorance, which they define as mental slavery. But Jesus didn’t die to guarantee personal freedom of expression.Sin enslaves us to self-centeredness, self-will, self-deception, envy, greed, rebellion, and addictive behaviors. We become controlled by what we want.Two facts about true disciples:Know Jesus know truth about yourself.To abide means to hold tightly to Jesus’ teachingAbide means:fill up on the wordbring all of life under control of the Bible.intentionally conform attitudes, actions, and thoughts to Scripture.If we don’t like what the Bible says, pray for God to help us obey anyway. Pray for God to change our heart.Reason we do not abide: No room for God’s Word.Abide in Jesus’ teaching
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