Aug 27, 2017
This is episode five on 1 John, chapter five, verses 13-21 and is entitled, “Knowing God.” In our day and age, and most certainly within the church community, we hear a lot about coming to know Christ. And rightfully so, because that is the essence of the gospel. It is essential that those who are lost come to a saving knowledge of who Jesus Christ was and what He has done on their behalf by providing Himself as a substitute payment for their sin penalty. But one of the things that seems to get left out is why Jesus died. He didn’t just give His life so that we might have eternal life. He sacrificed Himself so that sinful men and women might be restored to a right relationship with God the Father. Sin had broken that relationship. Sin separated men and women from God. Their sinfulness and His holiness could not coexist. So, God sent His Son to pay the penalty for the sins of men, and to offer a means by which humanity could find themselves back in a right relationship with God. Knowing God is the key to our salvation. And Jesus made it possible. But how well do we know God? How intimate is our relationship with Him? Knowing God and His Son is what eternal life is all about.