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  • 1. Purpose Of First John

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    John gives us five reasons for his writing of the first letter of John.

    INTRODUCTION TO FIRST JOHN Authorship and Date: Most scholars believe that the author of 1 John was the Apostle John. This was the universal belief of the early church. The many parallels of thought in the Gospel of John and the first epistle of John indicate a common authorship. Following ...read more

  • 2. Prologue To First John

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    In 1 John 1:1-4, the apostle shares out of his own personal encounter with “the Word of Life.”

    PROLOGUE TO FIRST JOHN I John 1:1-4 The prologue of 1 John is similar to the prologue in the Gospel of John. The “beginning” in John 1:1 is a reference to the beginning of time. When time began, “the Word” (Logos) already existed. The “beginning” in 1 John 1:1 can refer to the ...read more

  • 3. Fellowship With God

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    To correct erroneous teachings, John contradicts them by setting forth the truth of Scripture and by laying down the true conditions for fellowship with God.

    FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD 1 John 1:5-2:2 In the last section we observed that one of John’s purposes for this letter is that Christians may have fellowship with God and with each other. "Fellowship" is from the word "koinonia" which means “communion, fellowship, sharing in common." The word ...read more

  • 4. Can We Really Know

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006

    Is it possible for a person to really know that he has eternal life as a present reality?

    CAN WE REALLY KNOW? John 2:3-11 Is it possible for a person to really know that he has eternal life as a present reality? Some people hope that they are among the elect but feel that no one can really know until that day. Others believe that a person can be saved one minute and loose it the ...read more

  • 5. Love Not The World

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    However, there is a love that God hates which John warns us about. It is love for the world. Why are believers not to love the world?

    WARNING AGAINST LOVE FOR THE WORLD 1 John 2:12-17 John reveals something about his audience in verses 12-14. John is writing to "little children” because their sins are forgiven. Note that verses 12 and 13 use two different words. Verse 12 refers to all believers as the word means ...read more

  • 6. Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    John gives us several characteristics of counterfeit Christianity, as well as several characteristics of true Christianity.

    WARNING AGAINST COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY I John 2:18-29 For almost two thousand years of Christianity there have been those who would offer a counterfeit faith as a substitute for the real. In verse 18, John reminds us that the antichrist is coming. According to Nelsons New Illustrated Bible ...read more

  • 7. The Wonder Of Who We Are In Christ

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    In 3:1-3, John, having acknowledged that Christians are born of God, now enlarges on the wonder and the glory of our relationship with God. Reflecting on our position as children of God should cause us to have a renewed sense of wonder. Let’s examine wh

    THE WONDER OF WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST (1 John 3:1-3) It is fascinating to watch little children as they discover something new. They are filled with wonder at an object as tiny as a beetle or as colorful as a butterfly. One of the problems with growing up is that all too often we lose our sense ...read more

  • 8. Why Jesus Came

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2006
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    The good news is that there is a cure from this deadliest of plagues that has infected the entire human race. These verses speak of our Lord’s first coming into the world. Why did God send his Son into the world?

    WHY JESUS CAME 1 John 3:4-10 Throughout history, the world has been affected by plagues. Of course, we are reminded of the plagues in the book of Exodus. One of the deadliest plagues in history took place in the years 1348 -1350. This plague was known as the Black Death and killed one-half ...read more