Monday, November 29, 2010

1 John 1:1-4

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

Questions to consider:
  • Why do you think John is writing this letter (it might help to first read the whole thing through, as though you have just received it)?
  • What evidence do you have for Jesus’ becoming man? Why is the issue important?
  • What do you have in common with other Christians?
Possibilities for prayer:

Do you feel as though you are in fellowship with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ? What does that (or could that) look like in your life? It seems that John’s hope in writing this letter is that those who read it might encounter God and fellowship with Him. Today, let’s ask for the ability to have greater fellowship with God--that we might know God more deeply and intimately, and that, as John writes, our joy may be complete.