Book of John
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The danger of seeking sanctification before justification; the error of a 'religious' life; knowledge without the Spirit; the danger of the intellectual approach; the phenomenon of leakage; the pelagian error.
The characteristics of those born of water and of Spirit; the function of the conscience; the contrast between regenerate and unregenerate man; the new birth separates; the position of the natural man; the marks of the Christian.
Signs in the life of the born-again believer; the awareness of being dealt with by God; the need to return to basic evangelical doctrine of regeneration; true repentance not to be confused with remorse.
The terrible danger of ignorance; the desire to delve into the mysteries of God; a longing for the 'meat' of the Word; a mark of maturity; a concern for the unregenerate; the spiritual and carnal desire for evangelism compared.
A man who is born again understands the world; the mind and outlook of the world; translated into the world of God's dear Son; regeneration and the experience of Romans 7; regeneration the act of the Creator.
Christianity is life; not law; the real object of salvation; the desire for righteousness and communion with God; the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.
Many assume wrongly that they are Christians; positive and negative signs that someone is 'born again'; difference between loving and liking; the importance of relationships in the spiritual family; how we know we 'love the brethren'.
One cannot grow without first being born; the desire to know about God is different from the desire to know God; philosophy can be a great danger and cause of error; the danger of an interest in doctrine and theology from a purely intellectual point of view; the desire of the child for the things of God.
The difference between Christian life and religion; Christian mysticism; stigmata discussed; God; the centre of the Christian's life.
Characteristics of the religious man; characteristics of the spiritual man; the life in the Spirit; the in-dwelling Spirit; led by the Spirit; the power of the Spirit.