Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 1:14
We are a community of grace and truth inviting people to know and follow Jesus.
John 1:14 NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 13:34-35 NIV
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Know v. Know About Jesus pt. 1
Knowing about Jesus is a good thing and a necessary step in coming to know Jesus.
Knowing About Jesus
The Bible is where we learn the true and complete story of Jesus.
Titus 3:4-5 NIV
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
1 Timothy 2:5-6 NIV
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
Know v. Know About Jesus pt. 2
Knowing about Jesus is not the same as knowing Jesus personally. The facts in your head need to lead to a commitment in your heart.
John 20:27-29 NIV
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."