Take your Bibles and turn to 1 John chapter one tonight. And for our communion meditation I want us to think on this subject, REALITY. Reality. I think that the problem with the religion of many people is that it's just simply not real. Rather than praying with Christ, they pray at Christ. Rather than knowing Jesus, they know about Jesus. And they do not have REALITY And I'm not talking. Even about people who are lost, I'm talking about some people who are saved. It seems that they don't have that bright, shining, vibrant reality that they ought to have. First John chapter one, verses one through four. In the beginning was the word, excuse me, I'm in the gospel of John Let me just, let me just uh, get here in the right pew here for just a moment. First John chapter one. That which was from the beginning which we have heard and which we have seen, uh seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life. For the life was manifested and we have seen it and bear witness and show unto you that eternal life which was with the father and was manifested unto us. And that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you that ye also may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the father and with his son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you that your joy may be full. Now, you can easily see how I started with the gospel of John rather than John's epistles because, John literally wrote five books in the Bible He wrote the gospel of John, he wrote First, Second and Third John and He wrote the book of the Revelation. Now, in the gospel of John, he wrote the gospel of John to the unsaved and the purpose of the gospel of John was to convince sinners. He says these things have I written unto you that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God and that believing you might have life through His name. And so, that dealt with what God has done and His purpose ...
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