Scripture to Read: 1 John 1
Christ came into this world so we could know Him and then make Him known to others. The beautiful truth about our Lord is that we have community with our Heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ because His Holy Spirit lives in us. In 1 John 1, we’re reminded of this precious fellowship with our Lord: 1 John 1:3–7, 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. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. Because we know Christ lives in us, we proclaim Him to others so that they too may have fellowship (community) with us, because our fellowship is with our God through Christ our Lord. God designed us for fellowship with Him so we could have fellowship with one another. Apart from Christ, all this lost world can hope for is a cheap counterfeit of fellowship, and, as we know, every counterfeit is worthless.
Challenge & Application
· What did God design us for, and how are you pursuing what God has designed you for?
· How does this lost world try to fill the void in their lives apart from Christ? How are you sharing true hope through Christ with them?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!