What Does It Mean To Truly Know God?

Intro

3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 Jn 2:3–6)


Illustration

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Mind

  • What does it mean to truly “know” Jesus?


  • What does it look like to obey the commands of God?


Motive

Verse 6 says that we must walk as Jesus walked. What does this mean? List the ways that Jesus walked, spoke and lived.


Memory Verse

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 Jn. 2:1-2).


Worship


Prayer

Pray that you would obey Jesus willingly and live like him faithfully.


Further Study