Review of the Book of 1st John

Review of The Book of 1 John-

 

Lesson Objective: To begin review of the Book of 1 John and how it can be used to aid each of us in being closer to Christ.

 

Scripture: The complete book of 1 John

 

  1. The History of the writing of 1 John
    1. Author believed to be John the Apostle
      1. Disciple of Christ who many said did not die the death of a martyr- John 21: 21-25
    1. Time written- sometime 90 –110AD
    2. Where – Ephesus

 

  1. Purpose of the Book
    1. That the readers will have full joy in knowing that The Son Of God came to Earth– 1 John 1-4
    2. That we will have better understanding of sin in our lives- Chapter 2 Verse 1
    3. That we will have eternal life- Chapter 5 verse 13
    4. Understand the importance of love in our lives- 3: 14-19

 

  1. John taught against heretical teachings
    1. Misconception- Man can fellowship with God and still walk in sin- 1: 6-7
    2. Man is not totally sinful and depraved- 1: 8-9
    3. Man can become sinless and righteous on his own- 1: 10-22

 

  1. John gives proof that one really knows God
    1. Keep commandments- 2: 3-6
    2. Loves one’s neighbor- 2: 7-11
    3. Spiritual Growth- 2: 12-14
    4. Loves not the world- 2: 15-17
    5. Guards against false teachers- 2: 18-23
    6. The Gospel abides in us- 2: 24-27
    7. We abide in Christ- 2: 28-29

 

  1. Proof that one really loves God
    1. Experiencing God’s love – 3: 1-3
    2. Turn away from sin 3: 4-9
    3. Being marked by Love- 3: 4-9
    4. Have a clean heart- 3: 18-24
    5. Test the spirits of false teachers- 4: 1-6
    6. Love one another- 4: 7-21

 

  1. Proof that we believe in God
    1. Being born again- 5: 1-5
    2. Believing that Christ is Son of God- 5: 6-15
    3. Living free of sin- 5: 16-21

 

 

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