First John Series

Knowing God

“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.”
-1 John 1:1-4
Beginning in Fall of 2012 and continuing through the Spring of 2013, the sermons focused on the book of First John. This book of the Bible is the longest of the three letters written by John, the apostle of Jesus, who also wrote the Gospel of John. While the Gospel of John gives an account of the history of what happened with Jesus – his life, death and resurrection- this letter addresses the questions: “What is it all about? Why did it happen? What does it mean to us today?” John writes at the end of his life with well-aged wisdom that what is truly important is knowing God and knowing that you know Him. In this sermon series we’ll explore what John writes about knowing God personally.