Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Fellowship With God – Part 1

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:5-10

A.  God Reveals Himself

1.  Jesus:  The Revealer of God: 1 John 1:5a, Heb. 1:1-2a, John 1:18

2.  We proclaim God’s revelation of Himself: 1 John 1:5b

–  We speak of Christ: 1 John 1:1-3, Acts 1:8, John 1:35-42

–  We speak of Christ with conviction and abandonment: Acts 4:18-20, 1 Cor. 2:1-2

–  We speak of Christ and His work within the boundaries of His Word: 1 Cor. 15:1-6

B.  God Defined

1.  God is Spirit: John 4:24

–  Not restricted in respect of time or place of manifestation: Psalm 139:1-12

–  Not visible meaning the natural understanding of man or man’s natural senses cannot comprehend Him: 1 Cor. 2:14

–  Not knowable to man unless man’s spiritual condition and capability are renewed and restored:  John 3:3-8, 2 Peter 1:3-4