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Friday, April 20, 2018

THE DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION) DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 READING

THE DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
READING:


1 John 2:1-11 KJV

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
TOPIC: EVIDENCE THAT YOU KNOW GOD

There are things in life you need to be sure about because so much depends on the outcome. Your salvation is such an issue.  The Bible warns that many are deceived about this crucial matter (Luke 13:27). Christianity is not just knowing about God but knowing God.  John 17:3 says, "This is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." Christianity at its heart is, knowing God personally through Jesus Christ.

Our text identifies practical evidence that may help you be sure that you know God personally.  Some of the evidences are that you: Fellowship with the brethren, keep God's Commandments, walk as Jesus walked and love the brethren.  God's Commandments are in the New Testament.  Let us mention a few here.  Christians are commanded to: abstain from idols (Acts 15:20); awake to righteousness (1Cor. 15:34); ask in order to receive (Mathew 7:7), and many more.  To walk as Jesus walked means doing everything with the aim of pleasing your heavenly Father.  Jesus said "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work" (John 4:34).  Love of the brethren is also paramount.  In all, God expects you to live an exemplary life that others may see Him through you.

Hymn I.O.M.349

1. Fun mi n' iwa mimo; igbona okan;
Suru ninu iya; aro fun ese;
Igbagbo n'nu Jesu; kin mo 'toju Re;
Ayo n'nu isin Re; emi adura.

2. fun mi l' okan ope; igbekele Krist';
Itara f' ogo Re; 'reti n'n oro Re;
Ekun fun iya Re; 'rora f' ogbe Re;
Irele n'nu 'danwo; iyin fun ranwo.

3. Fun mi n'iwa funfun; fun mi n' isegun;
'We abawon mi nu; fa 'fe mi sorun;
Mu mi ye 'joba Re; ki nwulo fun O;
Ki nj' alabukunfun; ki ndabi Jesu. Amin.


PRAYER: Pray that the Holy Spirit will daily illuminate your heart with the knowledge of God through His Word.




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