The Word of Life
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.-1 John 1:1-4 (ESV)
Tonight we begin 1 John in our weekly Bible study. Frankly, I am really looking forward to it as much as when we started reading and studying Peter’s two letters. John focuses a great deal on the assurance of our salvation and the love of God as expressed in the person of Jesus Christ, part of the Godhead made manifest unto us.
John reminds us of the importance of fellowship one with another as we embark on the path of service to God. We are reminded that we should strive to enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction and purpose that comes from knowing and serving Jesus.
Do you know that deep sense of satisfaction that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? If not, and you long to, it is available right here and now! Ask Jesus to come into your heart as your Savior and the Lord of your life. Acknowledge the work He has done for you on the cross –in becoming an atoning sacrifice for your sins. Admit that you could never be good enough on your own without Him intervening on your behalf by dying for you and thank Him for that. Thus, you too can start on a road of peace and security in the certainty of God’s eternal love for you. If you have just received Christ as your Lord and Savior, get involved in a local Bible-believing Church and begin your growth in grace and knowledge of God through His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Others will be happy to share their scriptural knowledge along the way. Ask God to point you in the right direction and He most certainly will.