Epistle of James Problem with Partiality (2:1-13) Hearing & doing the Word (1:19-27) Asking God for Wisdom (1:1-18) Faith & Works (2:14-21) Wisdom from above (3:13-18) Taming the Tongue (3:1-12) Warnings… Over Quarrels & Conflicts (4:1-16) Against Arrogant Boasts (4:11-17) Against the Rich (5:1-11) About the need for Prayer (5:12-20)
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen (1 Peter 1:1) Pontus Galatia Cappadocia Asia Bithynia
Call to Holy Living 1 Peter 1:1 - 2:12 Call to Submissive Living Call to Suffering 1 Peter 2:13 - 3:13 1 Peter 3:14 - 5:14
The Second Epistle of Peter Prophets True & False
Past Chapter 1 PresentFuture Chapter 2Chapter 3 Holy Living False Teachers First Coming of the Lord Second Coming of the Lord Holy Living
1 st Peter External enemies 2 nd Peter Internal enemies PersecutionFalse Prophecy
The Gospel and the Epistle Historical narrative 1 st Epistle of JohnGospel of John Reflective Sermon In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (1:1). And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory… (1:14). What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life (1:1) …ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full (16:24). …these things we write, so that our joy may be made complete (1:4).
The Gospel and the Epistle 1 st Epistle of JohnGospel of John For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 "But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God (3:20-21) If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin (1:6-7).
The Gospel and the Epistle 1 st Epistle of JohnGospel of John A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another (13:34). Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning… (2:7).
The Gospel and the Epistle 1 st Epistle of JohnGospel of John We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren (3:14). He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life (5:24). We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us… (4:6). He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God (5:47).
The Gospel and the Epistle 1 st Epistle of JohnGospel of John He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life (5:12). He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him (3:36).
It is a Book of Contrasts Light versus Darkness Truth versus Error Love versus Hatred Christians versus the World
Your walk in the light will be evidenced… In how you walk and in what you say In how you obey In how you live In how you love In how you believe 1 st JOHN WALKING IN THE LIGHT Chapter 1Chpt 2Chpt 3Chpt 4Chpt 5
2 nd John Truth Vs. Error Introduction 1:1-31:4-61:7-111:12-13 The Elder To the chosen lady and her children Whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth, 2 for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever
2 nd John Truth Vs. Error Introduction Walk in Truth 1:1-31:4-61:7-111:12-13 I was glad to find some of your children walking in the truth Just as we have received the commandment that we had from the beginning That we love one another
2 nd John Truth Vs. Error Introduction Walk in TruthWarning against Error 1:1-31:4-61:7-111:12-13 Many deceivers Antichrist Abide in the teaching Don’t receive those who do not hold to this teaching
2 nd John Truth Vs. Error Introduction Walk in TruthWarning against ErrorConclusion 1:1-31:4-61:7-111:12-13
3 rd John Walking in Truth Commendation for Walking in the truth 1:1-81:9-111:13-141:12 The Elder To the beloved Gaius The brethren came and bore witness to your truth They bear witness to your love before the church
3 rd John Walking in Truth Commendation for Walking in the truth Negative example of Diotrephes 1:1-81:9-111:13-141:12 He loves to be the first He does not accept what we say He does not receive the brethren
3 rd John Walking in Truth Commendation for Walking in the truth Negative example of Diotrephes 1:1-81:9-111:13-14 Positive example of Demetrius 1:12 He received a good testimony from… Everyone The truth itself
3 rd John Walking in Truth Commendation for Walking in the truth Negative example of Diotrephes Conclusion 1:1-81:9-111:13-14 Positive example of Demetrius 1:12
Jude The Danger of Deception Occasion for Writing Judgment of the Ungodly Closing Doxology 1:1-41:5-191:24-25 Exhortation to the Godly 1:20-23 To you who are kept in Christ Past Present Future To Him who is able to keep you