It is almost time for us to start our 3:16 Chronological Reading/Study Plan. As we get ready for that, let’s spend this last week of 2016 studying a small New Testament book - 1 John. Today, read the first chapter - https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=000Ce3
Yesterday, I introduced a new look at our ‘triangle message’ after some discussion with Tom Roach. You will see elements of all three (Light, Love & Life) through-out this small book and you even see them in this first chapter.
Light - Verse 5-6 - God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all…
To Know God is to recognize He is Light and choose to live in His light rather than in spiritual darkness. This is spiritual knowledge and is a great promise for us!
Love - Verse 7 - Then we have fellowship with each other…
To Love God and Love One-Another is our great commission. We cannot achieve that in the darkness. As we come to Know Him then our path is illuminated and we are able to Love Him and Love each-other…that is the fellowship spoken of in this text.
Life - Verse 2 - This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life...
Knowing Him and Loving Him have an output of living for Him. John saw Jesus’ life and then spent his life testifying and proclaiming Jesus to the world. It can do the same for us.
Are you walking in the Light, Love and Life of Christ today? If not, don’t let 2016 come to a close in the darkness.
Be our Guest at WindCity as we start ‘3:16’ - a Chronological reading and study of the Scriptures where we will complete the entire Bible together in just 3 years. 5 readings per week at an average of 16 minutes per day. We will teach and preach through the texts, write our daily devotionals from the text and gather in groups to discuss the text. Let’s gain a greater Biblical view of the world and come to know, love and serve God with all that we are!