Sermon Series
  • 1. Chapter One

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2014
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    1 John: Chapter One Setting

    1 John: Chapter One 1 John 1:1-4 Setting There is nothing internal to the epistle that tells us the location of the recipients. We know they are Christians, well known and endeared to the author. They are facing false teachers that are within (2:18-19).  The writer is familiar with ...read more

  • 2. Chapter Two

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2014
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    1 John: Chapter Two 2:1 Warning - Do Not Sin

    1 John: Chapter Two 2:1 Warning - Do Not Sin John starts a new section, 2:1-17, with a term of endearment, ‘my little children.’ His next purpose in writing is that they ‘not sin.’ 'These things' he writes refers back to vs. 8-10. Sin is defined by John as ...read more

  • 3. Chapter Three

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2014
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    1 John: Chapter Three

    1 John: Chapter Three DOL produces Holiness (26-28 – 3:3) In this new section John addresses the believers as little children, and commands them to abide or persevere so that (purpose) they have confidence when he returns. He knows that there will be people who will shrink back when ...read more

  • 4. Chapter Four

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2014
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    1 John: Chapter Four Doctrinal Test of Spirits (1-6)

    1 John: Chapter Four Doctrinal Test of Spirits (1-6) John addresses the recipients again as beloved, his favorite term of endearment. The context here is the uncritical acceptance of any and all supernatural phenomena. He gives them a test to determine origin of spirit, whether it is of God or ...read more

  • 5. Chapter Five

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    1 John: Chapter Five Three Tests

    1 John: Chapter Five Three Tests: Doctrinal – Do you believe; Social – do you love; Moral – Do you obey (1-5) John has used the term begotten ten times in the epistle. I think he does so because of the strong stance he takes on the necessity of obedience. He wants to give ...read more