Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:6-12 ESV
What does it mean that Jesus came by water and blood?
Scholars offer differing views about the meaning of “water”:
- Physical birth;
- Baptism; or
- Death of Christ
How do the three witnesses confirm that life is indeed found in Jesus? Do you have this testimony within you? (verse 10)
- Salvation is not a feeling, but faith
What has God revealed to you?
- Praise for the evidence God has given us of Jesus
- Bible study groups—growth both spiritual and in numbers