Do you want to know God? Is the truth about God important to you? Knowing God truly is the overarching theme of John’s letters.
In a world that was filled with conflicting views of truth, much as it is even now, Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3). Jesus defines eternal life as knowing God, for it is only through responding to God’s self-revelation that any of us can come to know Him and enjoy life with Him.
John wrote these three brief letters in a time of spiritual confusion–when there were conflicting views about God and Jesus–in order to assure his readers of their eternal life because they knew God truly in Christ. His words are as relevant today as ever..
Taught by Richard Weisenburger, Red Mountain Community Church Elder