Living in Fellowship with God and One Another 3rd june
1 John 1:1-2:11Message by Dr Choo Yew Ong, 3 June 2012 Ong,
1) The reality & centrality of Jesus Christ a) The divinity of Jesus: i)From the beginning (1:2)- Eternal one, Alpha & Omega, Self-existence ii) Word of life; life; eternal life (1:1-2; 5:11-13, 20) – Everlasting One, the source & giver of life iii)Son of God (1:3b, 7; 3:8,2,3; 4:9, 14,15; 5:11-13, 20)- His oneness in nature, and equality with the Father, yet distinct iv)Jesus Christ- Anointed One, Messiah, Savior (4:14) - Righteous One; Sinless (2:1; 3:4) b) The humanity of Jesus
The need to proclaim the good news A Church for every People Group Global Total 16,700 Unreached / Least Reached 6,900The Gospel to the Ends of the Earth True Believers 10% Nominal Adherents 20% Heard, no response 40% Virtually no exposure 30%
85% of all unreached people groups are in the 10/40 Window.
2. Our fellowship with God and one another Conditions of true fellowship: i)Living a life that is pleasing to God (1:5-7) ii) Recognizing & dealing with sin (1:8-2:2) Admit and acknowledge our sins Confess it God will forgive and purifies us Have a right attitude about sins
2. Our fellowship with God and one another Conditions of true fellowship: iii) Living a life of obedience (2:3-6) Recognizing God’s authority & Lordship Follow Jesus’ example of total obedience iv) Loving God and others (2:7-11) We are to love as Jesus has loved us. Is there someone you need to show love today?
Conclusion John describes the person who fellowship with God & fellow believers. The person has the right attitude about sin. He desires to be obedient to God & reflects God’s love. Are you walking in fellowship with God?