First John

First John

Outline: 1 John 1:1-4
Deity – v1
Declare – vs2-3
Delight – v4
DEITY
“That which was from the beginning” ——- this is Jesus Christ
3 Things To Note:
1. JESUS EXISTS
How do we know this?
a. eyewitnesses – v1
-handled, seen & touched by people
b. changed lives
c. creation
d. all of the prophecies and end time prophecies
e. the Bible which was written by God
f. trials and enemy attacks
Sometimes God allows the enemy to throw us in a fiery furnace because He has a point to prove to the enemy…………….
2. JESUS CHRIST IS GOD
-1 John 5:20
-He is more than a man, Healer and deliverer
3. JESUS CHRIST IS THE CREATOR –
-Colossians 1:16-17
2. A DECLARATION – VS2-3
-This word – DECLARE – is used two times in the verses
Declare – means to announce…speak out
-it is time to speak out and not be silent – eternity is on the line…..
-bear witness – this is our personal testimony
2 Things To Declare
(1) ETERNAL LIFE IS ONLY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST – v2
manifested – means to go public/to make known
(2) FELLOWSHIP IS ONLY IN JESUS CHRIST – v3
fellowship koinonia – a close, communion and fellowship with God and people
***we can have COMMUNION with believers
***we can have CONNECTION with unbelievers and carnal Christians
Prov 4:14-19…Romans 16:17…1 Thessalonians 5:22
3. DELIGHT – v4
-we can have fullness of Joy
full joy – means exceeding joy and a great gladness/filled up with joy…complete joy
How can we have fullness of Joy?
1. Get and Stay close to the one who is always filled with Joy – James 4:8
-as you draw near to Jesus He fills you up with joy because He is joy
-Jesus is the only source of joy
-joy is not an emotional joy or happiness – it is strong and mature (Nehemiah 8:10)
     2. Choose Joy
-give Jesus praise
-declare His joy is inside of me
-I will continue to follow Jesus