1 john study guide

"What took you there?" Something lives in every hue John declares this on the simple understanding that God Himself is light; and light by definition has no darkness at all in it; for there to be darkness, there must be an absence of light. Our secret sins are in the light Gnosticism took many forms. Shall we call him?' If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. -------------------- That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible All the material world was considered evil. "Oh well, she is ignorant and superstitious," she replied. 3. 1 JOHN WRITER:John the Apostle DATE: A.D. 90-100. You can know God and believe in Him as He has revealed Himself, even though you can’t understand everything about His person or nature. That you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ: The purpose of John’s declaration about this eternally existent, physically present, Word of life who is God, yet is a person distinct from the Father, is to bring his readers into fellowship with both God’s people and God Himself. The Ephesians’ devotion and dedication to Christ was at a low ebb. I asked. Make no pretensions before God, but lay bare your soul, let him see it as it is, and then he will be faithful and just to forgive you your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.” (Spurgeon).           –Dr. For a comprehensive study of the passage, download the Study Guide (PDF download). Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a And some said, What will this babbler say? If we say we have no sin: John has introduced the ideas of walking in the light and being cleansed from sin. This eternal relationship is clearly described in the Scriptures, but we could also understand it from simple logic. Though he was a married man with children, he was also having a sexual relationship with a man. -------------------- The word everlasting here literally means, “beyond the vanishing point.”, f. Which was with the Father: This refers to the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son. Paul’s epistles and all the other epistles are church epistles, but this is a family epistle and should be treated that way. The New Testament A. (I didn’t at the first church I served because I was a seminary student and didn’t know enough to begin in the right place.) And over it softly her warm ear lays. f. From all sin: We can be cleansed, by the blood of Jesus, from all sin. "I do not understand what you mean," she said, "for I’ve always known it." I pray you do not think it a small loss.” (Spurgeon). d. He told us that this God is distinct from the person of God the Father. He wanted fullness of joy for them – even knowing that the cross was directly in front of them. Minor Prophets The Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and all believers have all things in common. You can sign up today to have it delivered to your Inbox each week. i. ii. General Epistles The Christian’s joy is important, and assaulted on many fronts. I did not love my Shepherd’s voice, It is the family epistle. "The good church folk were aghast. All the resources of each in the wondrous relationship are at the disposal of the others. The one who confessed his sin was the one who agreed with God about how bad he was. Well, but we have fellowship with God, and does not having fellowship with God take away sin? This doesn’t mean that when Jesus comes into our life He helps us to do the same things, but simply to do them better than before. The New Testament God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, but most of all, to be met by a relationship with Him. d. The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin: As we walk in the light we also enjoy the continual cleansing of Jesus. I’ve been a leader most places I’ve been. d. Fellowship... with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ: The kind of relationship John described is only possible because Jesus is who John says He is in 1 John 1:1-2. Luke-Acts It was very much like your city or hometown today. Only two kinds of children exist in the world: children of God and children of Satan. "Let me tell you this," I answered, "no one in the world ever knew it until it was revealed from heaven and recorded in the Word of God. 1 John S criptur es and Review Questions ©2000-2016 by Arlo E. Moehlenpah This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. God is the Light and we can have fellowship with Him (5-7). Historical Books c. He told us that this God is the Word of life, the Logos. i. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. i. You went to India to hunt tigers and you found them. Whoever, or whatever, John wrote of, he said his subject was eternal and therefore was God because the subject existed before all else and was the source and basis of the existence of all things. The apostle Paul’s encounter with these two sects is recorded in Acts 17:18: “Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. Edwin Conklin, “Agnostic is but the Greek word for the Latin ignoramus.” GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. This does not speak of an occasional lapse, but of a lifestyle of darkness. We can do more than merely hope we will one day be cleansed. When he came back, he was discussing India at the home of some of his friends, and the talk drifted to missions, and this man, out of his wide experience, about five months in India, said, "I have no use for missions and missionaries. General Epistles The Christian life is described as walking, which implies activity. If we say that we have fellowship with Him: John first deals with a false claim to fellowship. -------------------- other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.”. To say, “God, if we have made any mistakes, forgive us” isn’t confession, because it isn’t convinced (saying “if we made”), it isn’t personal (saying “if we made”), it isn’t specific (saying “if we made any“), and it isn’t honest (saying “mistakes”). 1:3, translation mine). The Old Testament “This is one of the greatest statements of the New Testament, and it may safely be said that its greatness is created by the richness of the word which is the emphatic word, viz., fellowship.” (Morgan). John takes us back to this time in eternity past, to meet this One which was from the beginning. He did not speak of a myth or of a matter of clever story-telling. We really can have a living, breathing relationship with God the Father, and with Jesus Christ. iii. In the thinking of the world today, I have my truth and you have your truth. Because of what Jesus did on the cross for me, I can be cleansed today. -------------------- When you receive communion, you confess your sin by saying you need the work of Jesus on the cross to take your sin away. Yet, though sin is always present, so is its remedy – so sin need never be a hindrance to our relationship with God. (McGee, J. Vernon. Such is the grace of our God, and of His Son.” (Morgan). Thank you for registering. H. A. Ironside, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. Just keep plowing a straight furrow, and let the clods fall where they may.” Historical Books However, if you can use me, I shall do my best for you.' Historical Books I went to India to do missionary work and found many other missionaries.” J. Vernon McGee, “Beware of the wild utterances of prophecymongers.” i. This is the same Logos spoken of in John 1:1. i. Any approach to relationship with God that assumes, or even implies, that God might be wrong, and perhaps must be forgiven by us, is at its root blasphemous and directly contradicts what John clearly states here. (1Jo 1:6) God’s sinlessness and our relationship with Him. For the Jew, God was often referred to as the Word because they knew God perfectly revealed Himself in His Word. They need to know what God has done to make this kind of relationship possible. I looked to Jesus, and I found GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point 1 John 5, William Barclay's Daily Study Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work The Basilica of St. John was built over the grave of John by Justinian in the fifth century.           –Cover page of church bulletin at Riverside Church, pastored by Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, I was a wandering sheep, c. Fellowship... with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ: This simple and bold statement means that one can have a relationship with God. Some say I’m a good organizer. “I am this dark world’s light. Prophets 1. Many will say “I make mistakes” or “I’m not perfect” or “I’m only human,” but usually they say such things to excuse or defend. The work of Jesus on the cross doesn’t only deal with the guilt of sin that might send us to hell. We don’t add Jesus to our life. "Those poor wretched negroes in the jungles of Africa, bowing down to gods of wood and stone, and in constant fear of their fetishes, the poor heathen in other countries, do they know that God is love?" 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. –Author unknown, And what is so rare as a day in June? d. The life was manifested: This life was manifested, meaning that it was made actually and physically real. Which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you, That you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, Fellowship... with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, That you also may have fellowship with us, With the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, God is light and in Him is no darkness at all, If we say that we have fellowship with Him, The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). 4 all reference John™s readers as his filittle children.fl Such a fatherly concern points to John as an older man. In fact, the Gospel of Peter, which is a spurious book, translates the words of Jesus on the Cross like this: “My power, my power, why hast thou forsaken me?”, The early church fathers fought this heresy and maintained that “He became what we are to make us what He is.” It is my firm opinion that John wrote his first epistle to answer the errors of Gnosticism. Your browser does not support JavaScript. It is enough for me to know that God is love." 4. Wisdom Literature This summary of the book of 1 John provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of 1 John. c. We lie and do not practice the truth: God has no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). For example, when He walked He left no footprints. Wisdom Literature Yet we would never say, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of the Apostle Peter.”. To confess means, “to say the same as.” When we confess our sin, we are willing to say (and believe) the same thing about our sin that God says about it. There were two extreme methods of accomplishing this goal as practiced by the Stoics and the Epicureans. Of Thy pure countenance. The attempt was being made to improve it, give it intellectual respectability, and let it speak in the terms of the popular philosophy. I must admit that I’ve been in jail three or four times, but not because of any real wrongdoing. Lewis Chafer, I heard the voice of Jesus say, And also in His high priestly prayer to His Father are these words: “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14). The Gospel of John is the fourth section of what some call the four-fold gospel, with four voices giving different perspectives on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. And walk in darkness: John speaks of a walk in darkness, indicating a pattern of living. John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, wrote this short, poetic letter on God’s love in order to strengthen the faith of new and existing believers. Based upon this, we understand that it is possible for some to claim a relationship with God that they do not have. Certainly John’s epistles are the last which he wrote. Since God is active and walking, if you have fellowship with Him, you will also be active and walking. The church is a body of believers in the position where we are blessed “… with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ” (Eph. We can’t be confident in our own opinions or ideas about God unless they are genuinely founded on what God has said about Himself. Pauline Epistles No wonder one commentator wrote, “Observe the note of wonder in the Apostle’s language. "THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN" Chapter Two We have an Advocate who is also the propitiation for our sins and to truly know Him we must keep His commandments (1-6), especially to love one another (7-11). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Minor Prophets The Old Testament "Do they know it yonder in India?" John isn’t making this up; these are not his own personal opinions or ideas about God. 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