O day of rest and gladness
Just as I am without one plea
Love divine, all loves excelling
Thou art the way, to thee alone tune 69 ablington
Christ is made the sure foundation
Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
Unto God the Father, joyful song we sing
 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.  All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.  Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
(1 John 5:13-21 ESV)
2. We belong to God
3. We know that the son of god has come and we have been given understanding
Point three is the source and ground of the first two.
The son of God
. With the Lord at the beginning
. Made manifest to us, walking and talking among us
People often deny that Jesus is the Christ
They deny that Jesus can be true and real and human.
False teachers slovenly to say they have some secret knowledge of God while ignoring his son
Hebrew 1:1-4 this is who Jesus is.
Our sin separates us from God.
It stops us from having that close intimate relationship with him.
Do we think about God the same way we think of an absent friend or a family member?
When you realize that God is real you realize a whole lot of other things are real as well....hell, punishment, sin, need. He is light, we are not so he shows us all this.
Jesus is God.
He is nothing less than true God.
He has come. Through this week can know that God is real. He open the way for us to be joined to God.
When sin grieves our heart it is a sign that we are born of God.
Know this. Jesus did it all.
He brought us to know God.
He paid the price for our sin, to make us right with God.