For each Friday of this study, we will reflect on the major truths discussed throughout the week. We invite you to dig deeper. Be willing to wrestle with the truths that are difficult to grasp. Ask God to give you the faith to believe. Worship God for opening your eyes to believe these truths. The more we press into God and His truths, the richer our relationship with Him becomes.
If this is true, then…
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
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Reflection on God’s Existence
If God exists, how does this truth impact our lives? Should we live differently? Should we treat others differently? If God exists, it changes everything! If He exists, we have purpose. If He exists, we get to be a part of a story bigger than our own. If He exists, this life is not the end. Do you see? If God exists, we have salvation, freedom, and redemption in Christ. Believing that God exists today, how will you view your world?
Reflection on the Triune God
The teaching of the Trinity is one of great mysteries. It is difficult to understand, since nothing else in our world is similar. But we must believe this truth because it is foundational to our faith. Again, the Trinity can be defined as one God eternally existing as three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and each person is fully God. Why is it important that we believe this truth? Because we must worship God for who He is. The belief of the Trinity defines God’s character and nature. How will the truth of the Trinity impact your worship of God?
Reflection on the Father
God is our Father. What an amazing and personal truth! We can come to Him as a child comes to his or her father. We can approach Him with confidence. As we come to Him, He will envelop us with love and care. 1 John 3:1–2 says,
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. Your heavenly Father has lavished you with a love. This love brings you into His family as an heir; and one day you will be like Him. This is the greatest type of fatherly love.
As you reflect on the truths discussed throughout the week, which truth has impacted you the most? Why?
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