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,
-- (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
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
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.
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
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)