How can you know you know God?
Less than 50 years after Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, false teachers attacked the gospel with dishonest questions: If God is holy, how can sinful people know Him? How can you possibly belong to Christ if there’s still sin in your life? Confused and alarmed, Christians needed good teaching to respond rightly...
In a stunning letter, the Apostle John equips believers — then and today — with facts to defend the faith. John writes to Christians who need assurance, so that we might place full confidence in God’s gracious work.
In this two-week course, 1 John: God First Loved Us, open John’s letter filled with Christian certainty.
Listen as John proclaims the life-giving Word: “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” God’s standard of acceptance for sinners is not our perfectionism but His perfect substitute, Jesus Christ. Sinful people can know a holy God by grace through faith in Christ.
Take five practical tests John carefully reveals: “And by this we know that we have come to know him...” Obedience, perseverance, purity, love, and faith — God’s gift of life always changes believers’ lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. What evidence assures you of God’s gracious, loving work in you?
John’s letter is clear: God is Love and He first loved us. We possess no righteousness of our own and should never claim we do! Fellowship with God is founded on His love and living sacrifice. When the Messiah, Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth is the true object of our faith, we as God’s imperfect people can know we have life.
Will you open John’s letter...
and take a new step of certainty in Jesus Christ?
Develop a weekly routine and daily rhythm of engaging with the Bible.
Take time to develop a deeper understanding of the passage and consider how it applies to your everyday life.
Dig deeper into the text using purpose-made content from a network of trusted scholars.
Expand your grasp of each passage with Bible teaching and storytelling that offer additional insights and action points.
Ask questions and share what you're learning with fellow members in a weekly Group Gathering.