Fellowship - the Reality and the Experience of Oneness

September 27, 2020

 

Text: John 17:20-23 &  1 John 1:1-7

 

New Realities lead to New Experiences

            An example from the past:

The New Reality                       The New Experience

    The incandescent                     Social order after sundown
       light bulb                                    and safe travel at night

 

            Some examples from the present:

The New Reality                     The New Experience

     The cell phone                       The ability to have unlimited

  The smart phone                          access to people and
    The internet                                    information

 

   The Global
  Positioning                               Never be lost again!
 System (GPS)

 

             Every New Reality ushers in a
                  New Experience of life

 

          Jesus’ prayer for a New Reality:

John 17:21 “That they may all be one.”

John 17:22 “That they may be one, just as we are one.”

John 17:23 “That they may be perfected in unity.”

 

The New Reality                     The New Experience

      We have heard

       We have seen                        

    We have touched                     Fellowship with

    The Word of Life                        the Father and

The Word made Flesh                     with the Son

        Eternal Life

(The Gospel of Jesus)

 

Footnote: 
1 John 1:3  That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may have
fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is
with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

 

The New Reality                     The New Experience

 

Walk in the Light                           Fellowship with

                                                        One another

 

Footnotes:

1 John 1:4=7

What does it mean to walk in the light.

Personal holiness, and fellowship with God

Dispel the darkness by the presence of your light.

Not calling out the darkness.

Telling people in darkness to avoid darkness is fruitless,
      because they cannot see in the dark.

 

Matthew 5:16

Let your light shine before men in such a way that
they may see your good works, and glorify your
Father who is in heaven.

 

The New Reality                     The New Experience

 

   Made a part of                       A life of community

the body of Christ                   and interdependence

 

Footnote:

See 1 Cor. 12:11-27

 

       Failure to embrace the New Experience

                        Calls into question

            The certainty of the New Reality          

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