Read 1 John 4:12 and The Gospel of John 1:18. Why do you think John speaks to the issue of God being invisible? How does God make himself visible to the world?
Read 1 John 4:13-18. What are the miracles the Holy Spirit works inside followers of Jesus? John is speaking about three miracles the Holy Spirit works inside of Jesus’ followers. These include the miracles of believing in Jesus, loving like Jesus, and being at rest with Jesus. Which verses speak to each of these great gifts? Which do you experience most and least? Please explain why.
Read 1 John 4:19-21. What stands out to you?
What’s bugging you about the world right now? Make a list of issues that make you worried, irritated, angry or depressed.
What does this list tell you about your fears?
Which fear do you need to renounce right now, knowing that God’s “perfect love drives out fear”?
What fear, irritation or frustration do you need to step past so you can love people better?
How would this make God more visible to the world?
Pray together that we might love people so well that the Invisible God would be plain to see!