Certainties to Know and Grow in 2018

It’s often said, “It’s not what you know but who you know that matters in life.” While there is some truth to this, most people would not relate it to knowing Jesus, the One about whom John said, if you have him, you have life—if you don’t have him, you don’t have life. In this matter, Who you know is of first importance—what you know follows. John has just assured his audience that they may know they have eternal life in Jesus—it’s the reason he wrote this letter. From this assurance flows confidence in the believer’s relationship with Jesus and in what they know.  So what is it that those who are in Christ know?  We will look at this on this last day of 2017 to encourage us to grow in our relationship with Christ in 2018.