Sermon Text: 1 John 1:1-4 (NIV)
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4We write this to make our joy complete.
Theme: The Church’s unity is based upon a correct understanding of who Jesus Christ is.
II. Communicate The Testimony of the Church: Focused on the Manifest Reality of Christ
A. The Word of Life Eternally Existent
B. The Word of Life Physically Manifest
1. Primary Witnesses
2. Secondary Witnesses
III. Celebrate The Unity of the Church: Based on The Revealed Truth of Christ
A. A Mutual Fellowship With God: A Vertical Relationship
B. A Mutual Fellowship of Joy: A Horizontal Relationship