Jul 29, 2017
This is our third episode on 1 John, chapter four, verses 1-6. It’s called “Holy Help” and addresses the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. One of the things all followers of Christ will face in their lifetimes is the presence of false teachers who claim to be speaking on behalf of God. These posers and fakers will look the part, but will present information that is contrary to God’s will. Their messages will be subtly deceptive. They will mix falsehood with a little bit of truth. They will sound convincing and come across as loving and caring. So, what are we to do? John would have us rely upon the Holy Spirit, the helper provided to us by God Himself. The Spirit of God lives within each and every believer, providing them with wisdom and empowering them to live godly lives. And that power should not be taken for granted. His strength is what makes it possible for us to thrive in the midst of a sin-filled world. And He is the one who makes it possible for us to spot false teaching by helping us understand the truth of God’s Word. He is the holy help we need for living in a less-than-holy world.