Summary: Whosever believeth that Jesus is the Christ... every Christian should also go by the title of Whosoever. And if we are a Whosoever, we should bear witness to the world.

VS 1-5

• We know that if we love God and keep His commandments, then we love the children of God

• God determines who our family members are, we are to accept and love them

• As we love our earthly family, we should love our spiritual (Christian) family

• Jesus never promised that following Him would be easy

• Jesus overcame the world; therefore, we can overcome the world because Christ lives in us

• Hard work and self-discipline are no burden to those who serve Christ and love Him

Matthew 11:28-30 – come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,

John 16:33 – in the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world

Vs 6-10

• Came by water and blood may refer to Christ’ baptism and crucifixion

• Bear record in Heaven – Father, Word, Holy Ghost are one Spiritual witness

• Bear witness in earth – Spirit, water, blood agree in one to the world

• We receive the witness of man by our ears,

• The witness of God is greater for we hear it with our hearts

• God declared Jesus His Son at baptism (Matthew 3:17) and at transfiguration (Matthew 17:5), God testified of His Son

• If we have Jesus (God’s Son) in our hearts, then we have the witness us

Vs 11-15

• God gave His Son that we could have life – John 3:16

• If we believe, we have life

• Simple verse, simple statement, simple meaning

• Don’t have to wait for it, don’t have to work for it, no need to worry,

• We have been given eternal life by God

• Some people hope for eternal life

• John states we can know we have eternal life

• Eternal life based on facts, not feelings

• God said it, Jesus did it, I believe it, Just do it, It’s done

• By God’s will, not ours, Confidence = belief

• Communicating with God is not demanding what we want, we discuss what He wants for us, align our prayers to His will

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