Everything we do flows from who we are. Knowing God – truly knowing our Creator in His Triune Nature – empowers us to truly know what it means to walk with God.
As 1 John 2:1-6 reminds us, our lives are set free from sin by the payment of God the Son, Jesus Christ the righteous. As we are set free, we know our freedom is true by truly knowing our God. If we know Him, we will increasingly walk with Him and walk as He does. Our obedience to love God, honor people, and share the Gospel with neighborhoods and nations flows from an encounter with the Living God, an encounter with the Gospel.
Join us as we spend 4 months (September – December, 2021) honing in on the 3 Persons of the God-Head, the Trinity, our Triune God. Read along daily as we look at God the Son through 1 John. Dive in deep as Genesis guides us through the heart of God the Father. Yield yourself daily to the Holy Spirit as we grow to know Him through a survey of the New Testament.
2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.