1 John 4:1 “Test the spirits to see if they are from God.” Here is how the Webster dictionary defines the verb test:
Take measures to check the quality, performance, or reliability of (something), especially before putting it into widespread use or practice.
There have always been false teachers and false spirits at work trying to lure people away from the true message of salvation through Jesus. It is easy for sinners to be attracted to sinful desires dressed up in righteous sounding words. But do not be deceived! Listen to the voice of Jesus and the message of grace for sinners through faith in the redeeming work of Jesus!
NT Lesson: 1 John 4:1-12, 19 (Test the spirits)
NT Lesson: Revelation 12:7-9 (The dragon is defeated)
Gospel Lesson: John 10:1-11 (The Good Shepherd protects His sheep)