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Created For Friendship In A Divine Community

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Pastor Deric Bartlett

1 John 1:1-4

The Word of Life

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

1.  Christian friendship is a faith experience (v. 1-2).

2. Christian friendship is a bestowed experience (v. 2).

3. Christian friendship is a shared experience (v. 3).

4. Christian friendship is a joyful experience (v. 4).