Please begin by reading 1 John 2:1-17
Things aren’t always what they appear to be – right or wrong? We have all faced disappointment in life. Often the source of our disappointment comes from broken or bruised relationships. Maybe you have had someone who you considered to be your friend, only to find out, sometime later, they have spoken or treated you like an enemy. This creates a lot of pain. This is called being “two faced” or hypocritical.
Right now you have a friend who never treats you badly and always wants a great relationship with you. You can’t fake it with this friend. His love for you is bigger than all the facades you can create today – bigger than all your past. This week at Mission Discovery camp, this is all that matters.
In our study today, God provides us with a “relationship barometer”. How we are doing in our relationship with Jesus will make all the difference in being an effective reflection of the light in a dark world, our devotional theme this week.
Here are some questions to ask yourself. Be authentic – nobody is looking, except your best friend who never treats you badly. All your other friends don’t matter now; it is between you and Christ.
Read 1 John 2:1-17
1) How is a relationship with God established? (1 John 2:2)
2) Who is Jesus anxious to have a relationship with? (1 John 2:2)
3) How can we be certain we have a strong relationship with God? (1 John 2:3-6)
4) How can we help our friend, Jesus, shine light in the darkness? (1 John 2:7-17)