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This week's "Easter Perspective" (1 John 1:4) provides a roadmap for Maximum Joy: Faith, Fellowship, and using your Fruits. Don't forget are you going to follow Atlas or Jesus?

Monday: Read 1 John 1:1-3. In the original Greek, these 3 verses are one sentence. The subject and verb don't appear until the third verse (although some translations add it to verse one). The subject and verb are "we proclaim." What does John proclaim? What do you proclaim about Jesus? About your faith? About Christians?

Tuesday: Read 1 John 1:1. Why is it important for John to emphasize his senses (hear, see, touch) in Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection? What does that mean for us today? How do you speak of your personal faith and experience with Jesus?

Wednesday: Read 1 John 1:2 and John 17:3. How do John and Jesus speak of eternal life? How is the idea of Jesus being your eternal life different from reincarnation or other ideas of eternal life you have heard?

Thursday: Read 1 John 1:3. What comes to mind when you hear the word “fellowship”? Why? What does John emphasize with fellowship in this verse? What specific steps can you take this week to grow deeper in your fellowship with other believers? (HINT: Life Groups are a great opportunity to develop adult faith relationships!)

Friday: Read 1 John 1:3. Pray about your fellowship with God and others. How do you already reflect partnership in your thoughts and actions? How could you show it better? Talk with some other Christians about how you could put fellowship into practice. 

Saturday: Read 1 John 1:4. Why does John write this letter? In what way do you think John’s joy is complete? In what way is your joy complete?

You can go deeper by reading the book The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel and by signing up for a Life Group.


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