Knowing God, Part 1

May 1, 2022 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Gospel Assurance in an Age of Uncertainty

Topic: 1 John, Assurance, Obedience, Trinity, Incarnation, Knowing God, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit Scripture: 1 John 2:3-11

Knowing God, Part 1

Text: 1 John 2:3-11

Summary: In 2:3-11, John refutes three false claims (vv. 4, 6, 9) made by the secessionists to know God while not keeping His commandments. By refuting the false claims of the secessionists, John assures his "little children" (2:1) in the faith that they indeed know God and have eternal life (see 1 John 2:12-14; 5:13, 20).

Outline:

I. The claim to know God while not keeping His commandments. vv. 3-5a

To whom does John refer in 1 John 2:3a when he writes, “we have come to know Him?"

What does it mean to know Him?

How do we come to know Him?

How can we be assured that we know Him?

What effects does knowledge of Him have on a person?

What are the commandments John is referring to?

© John Fonville, 2022

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