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The Biggest Little Word in the Bible
September 6, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 14:15

The Biggest Little Word in the Bible

September 6, 2020 / John 14:15

There are words that are little but carry a great deal of weight and importance! One of those is the word “if.” Let’s take a look at how this word applies to us by looking at John 14:1-15.

I. If it were not so, I would have told you. V2

A. The word “if” is a It gives a that must be fulfilled before a is seen.

B. When you look at , apply these words of Jesus, “If it were not so, I would have told you.”

C. Heaven is a for a !

Scripture References: Matt 16:24, 24:35; Deuteronomy 29:29; 1 Corinthians 4:6: 1 Thes. 4:16-17; John 8:32, 10:10, 18:38

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II. If you had known Me, [then] you would have known My Father also. V7

A. The statement in verse 7 is a . Could this apply as it did to Thomas? Do you really ?

B. If all are right, why does the Bible make it so plain that there is ?

Scripture References: Heb 11:6; James 2:19; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Romans 10:17; Colossians 1:13-14; Revelation 1:9

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III. If you love Me, keep My commandments. V15 

A. We should understand this to mean: Show for me through !

B. If/then statements affirm 2 truths:

1. God expects us to . We must do so , not .

2. Our salvation is .

Scripture References: John 8:51; 1 Cor. 15:2; Gal. 6:9; Col. 1:22-23; 2 Tim. 2:12; 2 Pet. 1:10; 1 Jn. 1:7; Exodus 19:5; Deut 28:9; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Tim 2:3,4

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