Week of June 11 – 17 // Knowing That We Know // 1 John 2:1-11

How do we know that we are in fellowship with God?

Box 7 Tips:

Are you building some close friendships where you are vulnerable about how you’re actually feeling?

  • If not, try being more interested in other people, asking questions to get to know them, rather than thinking about yourself and expecting people to pursue you.
  • Practicing healthy self-control on social media/texting habits will help you be more more “present” and aware of the potential friendships right around you.

Plan: looking ahead a few days, how will I spend time with God?

Pray: where & when will I pray? what & who will I pray for?

Pursue: who is in my Focus Group, and how will we set aside time?


Week Overview

Scripture: 1 John 2:1-11

Breakaway Podcast: Knowing That We Know

Options for related reading or study

Titus 3:3-7

Psalm 103


If we truly experience the love of God, it changes us over time. We never have to earn His love. Our sin and shame is handled by Jesus. Our hatred of other people turns to compassionate love.

Key Verse

  • "Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him is no cause for stumbling." 1 John 2:9-10

Pray

  • Suggested prayer: “God, I want to know your love securely, so that I willingly obey you, and can freely love other people. Please take away my sins, bring the light of Jesus into my life, and restore me to fellowship with you. Amen.”

Read - 1 John 2:1-11 - Link

You can read the passage in your Bible or favorite app. Re-reading (like doing multiple reps on music) can help you understand the scripture more.


Listen - “Knowing That We Know”

from Breakaway Ministries or Stream Online

38 minutes, epilogue is optional


Respond - Personal Reflection & Obedience

If you are a Christian, what kind of changes have you seen God bring in your life over time? What is an area of growth you still hope to see?

If you are not sure about your fellowship and security with God, is there something you are believing about yourself that does not line up with what God says about you?


Share - Focus Group Times

Schedule a short time with a small group (3-4 people is best) focused on your section, tour job, housing, or staff. You can have multiple Focus Group meetings each week, and combine with routines like stretching, eating, or dot-book work. You can read the Bible, pray together, use the Discovery Bible Study format, or use these discussion points below.

Discovery Bible Study suggestion for this week: 1 John 2:1-6

Discussion Points:

  • What are you thankful for over the last few days?
  • What is challenging right now?
  • How can we remind each other this week that God loves us? Set specific goals.
  • How can we stay honest with each other about growing in love for the members and staff in our corps?

Personal Recap

  • Just like intentional habits of routine and focus for performing in drum corps, can you build intentional habits of seeking and loving God?