Get This Right – Or Nothing Else Matters! ()Dennis R. Wiles, September 6, 2020
Part of the Love series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R Wiles
September 6, 2020
SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 31, 2020
The Love of God: A Study of 1 John
Get This Right – Or Nothing Else Matters!
1 John 1:1-4
What our world needs now is . . . Love!
Fall 2020 – The Love of God
What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?
LIFEWAY RESEARCH (2020)
• 52% of Americans believe Jesus Christ was a good teacher but not God.
• 44% of Americans agreed that Jesus committed sins as a human being.
• Almost 1/3 of Evangelical Christians agreed that Jesus is not God.
• 65% of Evangelical Christians agreed with this statement, “Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.”
“If Jesus had not been declared God by his followers, his followers would have remained a sect within Judaism—a small, Jewish sect.”
-Bart Ehrman, How Jesus Became God
If there is, among the distinctive articles of the Christian faith, one which is basic to all the others, it is this: that our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man for our salvation.
Jesus Christ is the fully incarnated Eternal Son of God, Word of God --- God in the flesh!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
-John 1:1, 14
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
He is the Word of Life who provides us with eternal life!
Our life together is rooted in the life we have discovered in Jesus!