John 20:19 – 31, 1 John 1:1 – 2:2
1 John 1:3–4 (NKJV)
3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
I Historic reliability – the testimony of the apostles
1 John 1:1–2 (NKJV)
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—
II The present reality of fellowshipping with the Father and the Son.
III The transparent integrity of living a holy life, not sinless, but blood washed.
1 John 1:5–6 (NKJV)
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.