Bible Survey – I John Theme True Fellowship 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another….
Bible Survey – I John Purpose of Writing John writes in part to refute the errors of the false teachers that were gaining traction in the early church.
Bible Survey – I John Survey of I John - Christ - Christ in I John - Sin - Sin in I John - Love - Love in I John - Place in the Canon
Bible Survey – I John Christ in I John 1. The Word of Life 2. Our Advocate with the Father 3. The God-Man
Bible Survey – I John Word of Life Christ, the Word of Life 1 John 1:1-2 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life – 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us….
Bible Survey – I John Our Advocate Christ, Our Advocate Advocate 1 John 2:1 … if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Bible Survey – I John the God-Man Christ, the God-Man 1 John 4:2 … every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 1 John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
Bible Survey – I John Sin Sin in I John 1 John 3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin …. 1 John 5:18 We know that no one who is born of God sins....
Bible Survey – I John 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Bible Survey – I John Love Love in I John 1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Bible Survey – I John 1 John 4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Bible Survey – I John Place in the Canon Historically, we see John’s faithful fight against the false doctrines which undermined the true faith. Theologically, we learn again about the double- sided coin of right belief leading to right practice. Devotionally, we should be spurred on to love one another more purely as an expression of love for God.