I John 4:12-16
God is invisible, so how does He reveal Himself to us? Through general revelation and special revelation, which includes the “Written Word” and the “Living Word.” Since the “Living Word” is no longer physically present on Earth, how does God reveal Himself? Through His body, the Church!
v. 12a - The Primary Point
Ref: John 4:24; I Timothy 1:17, Colossians 1:15; John 1:18
v. 12-15 - A Pair of Prerequisites
* Must be indwelt by the Holy Spirit (v. 13)
I Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:9
* Must confess the Son as Savior (v. 14-15)
Romans 10:9-10; I Timothy 1:15; John 3:16
v. 12b, 16 - The Practical Process
Ref John 5:12, Romans 5:8, John 13:34-35, Revelation 2:1-5
The world will know we are Christ’s disciples by our love for one another!