I Hope So 10_13_19 Sermon


“I Hope So” Know That You Know 1 John 2:3-11 Top of Form Bottom of Form

  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
  2. Which country makes Panama hats?
  3. From which animal do we get catgut?
  4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
  5. What is a camel’s hairbrush made of?
  6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
  7. What was King George VI’s first name?
  8. What color is a purple finch?
  9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
  10. How long did the Thirty Years War last?

Here are the answers:

  1. The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.
  2. Ecuador is the country that makes Panama Hats.
  3. Catgut comes from sheep and horses.
  4. The Russians celebrate the October Revolution in November. Their calendar was 13 days behind ours at the time.
  5. A camel’s hairbrush is made of squirrel fur.
  6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after a dog. The Latin name was Insularia Canaria: Island of the Dogs.
  7. King Georges VI’s first name was Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936, he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.
  8. The purple finch is distinctively crimson.
  9. Chinese gooseberries come from New Zealand.
  10. The Thirty Years War lasted thirty years, of course, from 1618 to 1648

“There are four kinds of people: There are those who don’t know that they don’t know (these are the most dangerous); There are those who know that they don’t know (it’s a sad state in which to be, but at least they’re teachable); There are those who don’t know that they know (they have the knowledge, but they don’t realize it, so they don’t do anything at all); There are those who know that they know – these are the true experts, who are a true help in a time of need. 1 John 2:3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. LISTEN TO HIM. 1 John 2:4-5a Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.   LIVE LIKE THE LORD.   1 John 2:5b-6 By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. LOVE LIKE THE LORD.   1 John 2:7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:36-40). 1 John 2:8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. He had no servants, yet they called Him Master. He had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. He had no medicine, yet they called Him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today (unknown). 1 John 2:9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. You are ignorant if you are living in hate. 1 John 2:10-11 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. https://youtu.be/WwJWW6UKnIc