Sermon #24 — The God Who Makes Himself Known: 1 John 1:1-4

In the Green Woods; photo by GAC

If “religion” is humanity’s effort to know God, then Christianity is not a “religion.”  The heart of the Christian faith is not our endeavor to know God, but rather God’s determination to make himself known to us.  Here in 1 John 1, the apostle points us to the God who “reveals” himself, the God who is utterly committed to making himself known to us.

Read 1 John 1:1-4.

Then listen to “The God Who Makes Himself Known.”

You may want to look at 2 Kings 6:8-23 (for the story about Elisha) &  Hebrews 11:1 (concerning faith) & John 15:11 (concerning joy).

©2012 Gary A. Chorpenning; all rights reserved.


10 thoughts on “Sermon #24 — The God Who Makes Himself Known: 1 John 1:1-4

  1. Color is a beautiful gift. Your picture makes me think of the fact that to someone who is color blind, red in a green woods would be undetected – always there but never seen. For those who are given the ability to see in color, the red vividly stands out.
    Give us eyes to see you, Lord, how you are working in and through our lives.


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