God is Revealed

July 12, 2020 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: This is How We Know

Passage: 1 John 1:1-4

Memory Verse for the Week: 1 John 1:3-4 (ESV)

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. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

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Intro: We live in a time of unprecedented questioning and doubt …

How can I know or understand God, and how can I be sure?

When have you willfully ignored clear instructions?

What can overcome the obstacle of our distrust and pride?


1. Read over 1 John 1:1-4 again. What do you learn about God’s character that moves you to worship? For instance, what do you gain because God was willing to come to us in Christ?  What if He had chosen not to come?

2. How have you lived as if you can figure God out on your own? Confess your pride and foolishness to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you, and to help you know Him truly by the revelation He’s given you in His Word.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for how He has revealed God to us, compared with our vain speculations. Thank Him that He gave us life because He was willing to lose His; that we gain fellowship with the Father because Jesus lost His.

4. Who do you know that ignores (even willfully) instructions or warnings that they’re given (it may be you)? Pray for them, asking the Lord to have mercy on them and open their eyes to how foolish and reckless they are.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love and joy. Pray for a soft heart and a hunger to learn, reading His Word every day (look here for a schedule for daily reading your Bible, Community Bible Reading).

Looking Back

The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.

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