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13 May 2012

Sermon: Easter 6 (Epistle)

13 May AD 2012

Sermon Theme: We Have Overcome

Summary: Unlike the civil rights hymn We Shall Overcome, Christians are certain that we have already overcome sin, death, and devil through Christ’s atoning sacrifice. Yet because we live in the “not yet” of time as well as the certainty of eternity, we also await our final victory in the resurrection to life everlasting as we daily sin and find ourselves in need of forgiveness.

Water and Blood
Sermon Text: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 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?

This is he who came by water and blood — Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.
1 John 5:1-8

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of We Have Overcome, preached to the saints of God at Faith Lutheran Church, Knob Noster, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 98; Acts 10:34-48; John 15:9-17

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