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Summary: "What we have seen and [ourselves] heard we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have (which is a distinguishing mark of Christians) is with the Father a

Why Did God Create You?

"What we have seen and [ourselves] heard we are also telling you, so

that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers

with us. And [this] fellowship that we have (which is a distinguishing

mark of Christians) is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ,

the Messiah."

-- (1 John 1:3, The Amplified Bible)

Four persons with whom to have fellowship:

1. God the Father (Isaiah 57:15; John 14:23; John 17:21-23; 1 Cor. 6:13; 1 John 1:3-7)

2. God the Son (Matthew 18:20; John 14:23; John 15:1-8; 1 Cor. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:16; 1 John 1:3-7)

3. God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 2 Cor. 13:14; Phil. 2:1)

4. The Christian (Acts 1:14; Acts 2:1,42-47; Ephes. 5:19; Phil. 2:1-2; 1 John 1:3-7)

Man is something really special. He is made in the image of God. He is

made to have fellowship with God.

Some people get the idea that God made man so He’d have someone to

dominate. But God is not a dominator. God is love and love needs to give

to someone. That’s why God made man. He made him so He could give him

His love.

God could have given His love to the angels, and He did that. But giving

to angels didn’t provide total fulfillment. Why? Because angels aren’t

made in His image.

You’re the same way. Let’s say, for example, you have a puppy as a pet.

You can fellowship with that little pet just so much, but then there

comes a time when you need to talk to somebody. There comes a time when

you need to have communication on your own level.

The reason you’re like that is because you’re created in the image of

God. That’s how He is. He has a desire to fellowship with someone like

Himself.

Dare to believe you’re something really special today--a one-of-a-kind

creation made by God in His very own image. Dare to receive His love and

dare to love Him back!

SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 1:26-31

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 1:26

a[Let us] A divine Trinity is required by the use of plural personal pronouns (Genesis

1:26; Genesis 3:22; Genesis 11:7; Psalm 2:2-4; Isaiah 6:8; John 14:23; John

17:11,21,22).

Names, Titles, and Offices of the Trinity

74 names, titles, or offices of God the Father:

1.God (Hebrew: Elohiym (HSN-430), Gods, Genesis 1:1)

2.Lord God (Jehovah (HSN-3069) Elohiym (HSN-430), Genesis 2:4-22)

3.Most High God (Genesis 14:18-22)

4.The Almighty God (Genesis 17:1; Rev. 19:15)

5.The everlasting God (Genesis 21:33)

6.The God of heaven (Genesis 24:3)

7.The God of earth (Genesis 24:3; Rev. 11:4)

8.The Lord God of heaven (Genesis 24:7)

9.God Almighty (Genesis 28:3; Genesis 43:14; Genesis 48:3)

10.The mighty God (Genesis 49:24)

11.The God of Abraham (Exodus 3:6)

12.The God of Isaac (Exodus 3:6)

13.The God of Jacob (Exodus 3:6; 2 Samuel 23:1)

14.I AM (Exodus 3:13-15)

15.God of the Hebrews (Exodus 5:3; Exodus 7:16)

16.Jehovah (Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 42:8)

17.God of Israel (Exodus 24:10; Exodus 34:23)

18.Jealous (Exodus 34:14)

19.God of the spirits of all flesh (Numbers 16:22; Numbers 27:16)

20.The God of gods (Deut. 10:17)

21.The eternal God (Deut. 33:27)

22.The living God (Joshua 3:10)

23.Lord God of Israel (Joshua 22:16; Joshua 24:2)

24.Lord God of gods (Joshua 22:22)

25.Strength of Israel (1 Samuel 15:29)

26.The Rock (2 Samuel 22:32; Psalm 18:2,31)

27.God of my rock (2 Samuel 22:3)

28.God of the rock of my salvation (2 Samuel 22:47)

29.The Rock of Israel (2 Samuel 23:3)

30.The God of David (2 Chron. 34:3)

31.The righteous God (Psalm 7:9)

32.Fortress (Psalm 18:2; Psalm 91:2)

33.Deliverer (Psalm 18:2; Psalm 91:3)

34.Strength (Psalm 18:2)

35.Buckler (Psalm 18:2; Psalm 91:4)

36.The horn of salvation (Psalm 18:2)

37.High tower (Psalm 18:2)

38.The God of my salvation (Psalm 18:46)

39.The God of glory (Psalm 29:3)

40.The God of truth (Psalm 31:5; Isaiah 65:16)

41.Yah (HSN-3050), JAH (Psalm 68:4). See Sixteen Jehovah Titles.

42.The Most High (Psalm 91:1,9)

43.The Almighty (Psalm 91:1)

44.Refuge (Psalm 91:2,9)

45.Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 30:15)

46.The glorious Lord (Isaiah 33:21)

47.The Creator (Isaiah 40:28)

48.Lord God of hosts (Isaiah 22:5)

49.The Lord thy Savior and Redeemer (Isaiah 60:16)

50.The mighty One of Jacob (Isaiah 60:16)

51.The Lord of hosts (Jeremiah 7:3,21)

52.The true God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 17:3)

53.The great and mighty God (Jeremiah 32:18)

54.The God of all flesh (Jeremiah 32:27)

55.Ancient of days (Daniel 7:9,22)

56.The God of judgment (Malachi 2:17)

57.God of the living (Mark 12:27)

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