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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Aug 29, 2017

This is the seventh episode on 1 John, chapter five, verses 13-21 and the our very last session on the book of 1 John. I’ve entitled this lesson, “The Privilege of Knowing God” because when all is said and done and as John wraps up his letter, what John really wants his readers to know is God Himself. That is the whole point of His letter. Because of what Jesus Christ has accomplished on our behalf, we have the unique and totally remarkable privilege of coming to know God the Father intimately and personally. That is the essence of eternal life. It is all about knowing God. It is about relationship, not religion. We were created to have fellowship with God, but that fellowship was disrupted by sin. And there was nothing we could do to fix the problem because we were slaves to sin. Our very nature was sinful, separating us from the One who created us. So, God stepped in and did what only He could do. He sent His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, as a man, to live a sinless life and die a sinner’s death on the cross. All as payment for the sin debt owed by mankind to a holy, righteous God. Because of Jesus, our sins have been forgiven and our broken relationship with God has been restored. And we can know Him, the one true God.