1 John

 

 

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)

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01 - (10-31-2021)
  • Background of 1 John
  • A Brief Biographical Sketch of the Apostle John
  • The Purpose of 1 John
  • The Structure of 1 John
  • Outline of 1 John

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02 - (11-07-2021)
  • 1 John 1:1-4 - John's Introduction To His Letter
    • Some Initial Observations
    • A Parallel Passage: John 1:1-17
    • Some Observations on 1 John 1:2
    • From the Beginning
    • A Short Explanation of Some of the Titles Used by John Concerning Jesus
    • Fellowship (koinonia)
    • Joy - (chara)

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03 - (11-14-2021)
  • 1 John 1:5-7 - Walking in the Light
    • God is Light
    • Light and Darkness
    • The Blood of Christ
  • 1 John 1:8-2:2 - Walking in the Light Tested by Righteousness - First in the Confession of Sin
    • Cleansed From All Sin
    • Confess - (homologeo)
    • If we confess our sins . . .
    • God is Faithful and Just to Forgive Us
    • Propitiation - (hilasmos)
    • Christ the Righteous One is the Propitiation for Our Sins
    • To Whom Does “Our” Refer in 1 John 2:2
    • Who is Meant by “the Whole World” in 1 John 2:2?
    • World - (kosmos)
    • For Whose Sins is Christ “the Propitiation” (i.e. the means by which God’s wrath is appeased)?

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04 - (11-21-2021)
  • 1 John 2:3-6 - Walking in the Light Tested by Righteousness - Secondly in Actual Obedience
    • “know” - ginosko
    • Why does John refer to “knowledge” so frequently in this letter?
    • “abide (in Him)” meno
    • …whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:6)
  • 1 John 2:7-11 - Walking in the Light Tested by Love - Positively – By Love of One’s Brother
    • “Beloved” - agapetos
    • An Old / New Command
    • In What Sense Was the Love-Command Old?
    • In What Sense Was the Love-Command New?
    • …because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining (1 John 2:8b)
    • love - agapao
    • Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. (1 John 2:10)

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05 - (11-28-2021)
  • 1 John 2:12-14 - Affirmation and Encouragement to John’s Readers
    • Who are the “Children”, “Fathers”, and “Young Men”?
    • Little Children…
    • Fathers…
    • Young Men…
  • 1 John 2:15-17 - Walking in the Light Tested by Love - Negatively – By Not Loving the World
    • Do not love the world or the things in the world. (1 John 2:15a)
    • love - agapao
    • What in the world does John mean?
    • the desires of the flesh
    • the desires of the eyes
    • pride in possessions

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