Our Basis For Fellowship (1 of 14) by Daniel Rodgers
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Our Basis For Fellowship (1 of 14)
THE BOOK OF I JOHN
I John 1:1-10
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
John the Apostle (not to be confused with John the Baptist) was the brother of James. We remember them as "the sons of Zebedee." Along with James, John was called by the Lord to be one of His 12 disciples. We often find Peter, James and John mentioned together in Scripture--on the Mount of Transfiguration—in the Garden of Gethsemane, and in other places.
There are five books in the New Testament authored by John: The Gospel of John, I, II and III John, and the book of Revelation. John's first epistle was probably written around 85-90 A.D., just before he was banished to the Isle of Patmos for his Christian faith.
I John, as well as II and III John, cover a wide range of subjects; however, the overriding theme or emphasis, is one's fellowship or relationship with Christ, and our fellowship with others. With that, let's go ahead and look at our first point. Number one...
I. JOHN'S DECLARATION: (VV 1-4)
In (vs. 3a), John writes, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you..."
What were the things John had been a witness to? What was it he wanted us to know? First, that he had looked upon and had handled...
A. The Word of Life (vs. 1a)
1. The Word of Life is Jesus' name. In the gospel
of John, chapter one and verse one, John writes, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).
a. In Rev. 19:13, it says, And he was clothed
with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
2. John and the disciples were privileged to have
seen, heard, and touched the Lord Jesus, the Word of Life.
a. Can we possibly imagine what it might have
been like to have sit down and have a face to face talk with Jesus? One day we will...
1) 1 Cor. 13:12, For now we see through a
glass, darkly; but then face to face: n ...
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