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But with the eternal God who became man, we can have a relationship. (12 studies) To be God and with God implies a separation from God, yet also a sharing of the same nature of God, as John 1:1 says “the Word with God and the Word was God.” All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. I have many qualifications. Pentateuch The Basilica of St. John was built over the grave of John by Justinian in the fifth century. The Christian who temporarily walks in darkness is still saved, but not in fellowship with God. “Walking” implies action, continuity, and progress. What John will tell us about God is what God has told us about Himself. We need to realize the victory and forgiveness that comes from saying, “I am a sinner – even a great sinner – but I have a Savior who cleanses me from all sin.”. They observed rigid rules and self–discipline. The disciples did not have the close fellowship with Jesus when He walked this earth with them. The first generation of church leadership (i.e., the apostles) had ‘finished the … Continue reading "Study Guide for 1 John" Poetical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Cana is only mentioned in John 2:1, 11; 4:46; 21:2, nowhere else in the Bible. It is the beginning of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1, the beginning there was before there was anything, when all there existed was God. 4 all reference John™s readers as his filittle children.fl Such a fatherly concern points to John as an older man. Workbook on General Epistles Page #4 Bible Study Questions on General Epistles: James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2, & 3 John, Jude Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. And over it softly her warm ear lays. The idea that His word is not in us is related to the idea that Jesus is the Word of life ( 1 John 1:1 ); if we refuse to see sin in us, we show that Jesus is not in us. This does not mean the actual drops or molecules of His literal blood, but His literal death in our place and the literal wrath of the Father He endured on our behalf. Yet John declared, “I heard Him! The Greek mind-set highly prized the idea of fellowship, but restricted to men among men – the idea of such an intimate relationship with God was revolutionary. As Jesus said to Philip at the very end of His earthly ministry, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip?” (John 14:9) Their true fellowship was not created by material closeness to the material Jesus, but by a work of the Holy Spirit after the finished work of Jesus on the cross. A quiet old gentleman sat near. Was the Board member crazy? It was as Jesus had long before warned, “… because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt. When we have fellowship with Jesus, we will become more like Him. 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). Cerinthus was more subtle in his teaching. 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 implications were enormous because they said that this eternal God became accessible to man in the most basic way, a way that anyone could relate to. General Epistles It also deals with the stain of sin which hinders our continual relationship with God. Other people turn from this relationship with God because they feel so distant from Him. The gospel of John is about relationship and union with Christ. However, if you can use me, I shall do my best for you.' -------------------- “Observe, yet again, that in the verse there is no hint given of any emotions, feelings, or attainments, as co-operating with the blood to take away sin. "Do they know it yonder in India?" John wrote with the desire that believers would have fullness of joy – and if it were inevitable or very easy to have, he would not have written this. So, the wedding at Cana most probably occurred two days after the calling of Philip and Nathaniel in John 1:43. 1 John 2:1-2 Christ our Advocate. I must admit that I’ve been in jail three or four times, but not because of any real wrongdoing. Fellowship with the Father: “Developing a Heart for God” How does a person learn to walk with God, developing a meaningful relationship that produces Christ-likeness? I studied Him! 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. John 1 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth verse-by-verse Bible study of John chapter 1 in plain English that everyone can understand. It is always the blood that is shed.” (Lenski), iii. I’ve not got along well with religious leaders in towns where I’ve preached. This does not speak of an occasional lapse, but of a lifestyle of darkness. The Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and all believers have all things in common. There are few people today who think they are sinlessly perfect, yet not many really think of themselves as sinners. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The high standards of Christianity made the Christians different, and the children and grandchildren of the first Christians did not want to be different. Oct. 25 – 1 John 2:18-27: Anointed and Abiding // 1 John Anchored Study Guide Wk 6. 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. Oct. 18 – 1 John 2:12-17: Conflicting Loves // 1 John Anchored Study Guide Wk 5. Then “he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). 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Messages; “The Greek word koinonia is derived from the word koinos, which very literally means common, in the sense of being shared by all.” (Morgan) The use of the word in Acts 2:44 is very helpful: Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common. They want a relationship with God, but feel so disqualified, so distant. "The Board member eyed them all keenly before he answered, 'It’s signed, The Apostle Paul.' of Scripture. However, in recent years some of us have come to the position that John wrote his epistles last. We're teaching the Bible. They need to realized it is a great loss and do everything they can to draw close to God and reclaim that fullness of joy. The Christian’s joy is important, and assaulted on many fronts. However, one primary principle ran through this philosophy: matter of material was essentially evil; only the spirit was good. And the apostle Paul had said to the Ephesian elders: “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. It has no salutation at its beginning nor greeting at its conclusion. Minor Prophets The Gospels a. John began with the beginning – the eternal God, who was before all things. 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. We read, The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14). We enter into a relationship of a shared life with Jesus. 1 John 1 Inductive Bible Study Guide – God is Light I. I spent months there, and I didn’t see that they were doing anything; in fact, in all that time I never met a missionary. I went to India to do missionary work and found many other missionaries.” c. We have fellowship with one another: We would have expected John to say, “We have fellowship with God.” That is true, but already in the idea of walking together with God in the light. ii. The churches I’ve preached in have been small, though located in several large cities. They held that in the body was a spirit, like a seed in the dirty soil. Birds with gladder songs o’erflow, The church is a body of believers in the position where we are blessed “… with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ” (Eph. And walk in darkness: John speaks of a walk in darkness, indicating a pattern of living. 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. ), “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.” "I went out to hunt tigers." (1Jo 1:7) The blessing of walking in the light. In 2004, the governor of the state of New Jersey was caught in a scandal. Author – Unlike most of the epistles, the author of “1 John” is... II. h. We could say that in these four verses, John gave us enough to live our whole Christian life on. The following background remarks come from: Studies in 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, edited by Dub McClish, pp. Preview 1 John, 2 John, 3 John or do the first lesson before your study arrives. It is enough for me to know that God is love." Observations on this first portion of the book, which is one long sentence in the original manuscript. I am not too good at keeping records. b. Fellowship: The idea of fellowship is one of the most important ideas in this letter of John’s. The Christian life is described as walking, which implies activity. ii. General Epistles The Old Testament Sometimes the midweek service would surpass the Sunday night service. The New Testament "Well," I said, "do you know it?" i. Certainly John’s epistles are the last which he wrote. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point If this were the case – if forgiveness for a sin could only come where there was confession – then we would all be damned because it would be impossible for us to confess every sin we ever commit. a. Let me now tell you about Him.”. Comfortable Christianity often means a weak Christianity. John addresses himself to this question in his first epistle. It is laying hold of His willingness.” I think the church is wasting its money on missions." ii. The beginning of Genesis 1:1 is simple: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Here is a summary and commentary on First John chapter two. It is as if the Father and the Son agree together to let us into their relationship of love and fellowship. The implications were enormous because they proved that John’s words have the weight of eyewitness evidence. Pauline Epistles But Jesus said, “I am the truth” and the Bible clearly tells us of a truth that is greater than any individual’s feeling about it. Prophets Something lives in every hue Christian life feeds upon contemplation, but it displays itself in action. James McGinley, “I just want to take just a moment to clarify the statement I made relative to the fact that we are not attempting to use propaganda on this program either for or against any group, nor do we make announcements relative to certain things. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The Gospels We know that on this side of eternity, sinless perfection is not possible. The purpose of the letter: to bring you into relationship with God. Therefore Gnosticism despised the body. i. But in the four churches I served during my forty years of pastoring, I began the midweek service with a study in 1 John. Gnosticism was the basic philosophy of the Roman Empire. Study #1 – Mission: Incarnation John 1:1-18 Overview The first 18 verses of John are some of the most glorious verses in all of scripture! ii. Therefore, he wrote his first epistle after his imprisonment on the Island of Patmos. “No man was ever kept out of God’s kingdom for his confessed badness; many are for their supposed goodness.” (Trapp), ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission Persecution was not the enemy of Christianity. Prophets The word fellowship has in it not only the idea of relationship, but of sharing a common life. ii. It is here and nowhere else. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point He also repeated the idea expressed in his first words of this letter: that Jesus Himself is eternal, and therefore God. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. I asked. a. b. (1Jo 1:8-10) The presence of sin, the confession of sin, and the cleansing from sin. I was a wayward child, Wisdom Literature Our sins are not forgiven because we confess. They denied the Incarnation, reasoning that God could not have taken a human body because all flesh is evil. Well, but we have fellowship with God, and does not having fellowship with God take away sin?           –George Muller, Also sign me up to receive Thru the Bible's monthly newsletter by email. Wisdom Literature 24:12). Luke-Acts This idea would surprise many of John’s readers, and it should be astounding to us. There are obvious parallels with Genesis 1 Christianity was not in danger of being destroyed; it was in danger of being changed. 3. I’ve been known to forget whom I have baptized. Thru the Bible Commentary, Vol. This places the date about A.D. 100. Most people understand that the important things in life are not things at all – they are the relationships we have. We might say that the only sin that cannot be cleansed by the blood of Jesus is the sin of continuing to reject that blood as payment for sin. If we say we have no sin: John has introduced the ideas of walking in the light and being cleansed from sin. i.           –Cardinal Woolsey on his deathbed, “God is in His world, but Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed are in their little private closets, and we shall thank them, but never return to them.” They had become plastic Christians. The 1, 2, 3 John and Jude Study Guide by itself provided an outstanding assurance to believers that Jesus Christ was fully man and fully God and thus did satisfy God's requirement for the forgiveness of man's sin. This joy is an abiding sense of optimism and cheerfulness based on God, as opposed to happiness, which is a sense of optimism and cheerfulness based on circumstances. Enormous because it debunked dangerous teachings that were creeping into the church, known as Gnosticism. God is the Light and we can have fellowship with Him (5-7). When we moved into this wonderful book, I saw the midweek service attendance increase. 3. "The Board member looked over to the committee. Historical Books Wisdom Literature And all thy days be bright.” 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 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. It is not found in all the literature of the ancients." Love needs an object, and since there was a time before anything was created, there was a time when the only love in the universe was between the members of the Godhead: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. -------------------- Minor Prophets But if anyone does sin, we have an … The word common is the ancient Greek word koinonia. We can also say that it is possible for someone to think they have a relationship with God that they do not have. Title The epistle’s title has always been “1 John.” It is the first and largest in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. B. John’s message from God: dealing with sin and maintaining relationship. Just keep plowing a straight furrow, and let the clods fall where they may.” Christian writers as early as Origen (a.d. 185-254) understood that there are not really four gospels, but there is one … Study Guide 1 John 4:7-21 - Questions for Groups and Personal Study. A. d. If we say that we have not sinned: If we deny the presence of sin, we are self-deceived and are denying God’s Word. I may seem to be attacking a certain group if they are teaching something contrary to the Scripture as I see it when I'm teaching that particular section. [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. Oct. 11 – 1 John 2:7-11: The Old/New Commandment // 1 John Anchored Study Guide Wk 4. Nothing is here said about sacraments – what some call ‘the blessed Eucharist’ is not dragged in here – nothing about eating bread and drinking wine – it is the blood, nothing but the blood.” (Spurgeon), iv. The New Testament It is not the fault of God because there is no sin or darkness in Him at all. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 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. Where did we find it out?" I am convinced that this epistle is more important for believers in the church than the church epistles. 2:4). Confession must be personal. Because of what Jesus did on the cross for me, I can be cleansed today. i. Of Thy pure countenance. This eternal One can be known, and He has revealed Himself to us. Johannine Writings Though he was a married man with children, he was also having a sexual relationship with a man. In Him my star, my sun, The Apostle John begins with the purpose of writing this letter by stating, “I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. local church (cp. They were cast in a different mold from the disciples to whom Jesus had said, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of theworld, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19). Luke-Acts This is different from knowing and admitting “I am a sinner.”, iv. It is as if John said to everyone, “This Logos you have been talking about and writing about for centuries – well, we have heard Him, seen Him, studied Him, and touched Him. e. The blood of Jesus Christ: This continual cleansing is ours by the blood of Jesus. They considered pleasure rather than truth the pursuit of life. It does not begin by saying, ‘and the waters of baptism, together with the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us,’ – not a word, whether it shall be the sprinkling in infancy, or immersion of believers, nothing is said about it-it is the blood, the blood only, without a drop of baptismal water. John wants to make it clear that fellow Christians who walk in the light enjoy fellowship with each other. ii. i. 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. 1. Such is the grace of our God, and of His Son.” (Morgan). The danger to the Ephesian church was not persecution from the outside but seduction from the inside. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. i. Yet they do not live in true fellowship with God. –From The Epistles of John by Dr. H. A. Ironside, “The radiant light is the shadow of God.” Pauline Epistles General Epistles Call an unhealthy, trouble-making, absent-minded, ex-jailbird? range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed "Perhaps not," she said, "but in a civilized land we all know it." You can enjoy this fellowship even though you do not understand all the intricacies of the trinity. iii. c. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all: Therefore, if there is a problem with our fellowship with God, it is our fault. (1 John 5:13-14) John was one disciple who was dramatically changed by our Lord. 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. And in that light of life I’ll walk, The Old Testament “I am this dark world’s light. ii. –Author unknown, as quoted by Dr. J. Vernon McGee, “I’m not going to judge you, but I am a fruit inspector.” 56: 1 John. For example, when He walked He left no footprints. A good definition of God is, “God is the only infinite, eternal, and unchangeable spirit, the perfect being in whom all things begin, and continue, and end.” Another way of saying that God is perfect is to say that God is light. Major Prophets I loved afar to roam. I did not love my home, a. He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). –Author unknown, And what is so rare as a day in June? Our secret sins are in the light 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. Of accomplishing this goal as practiced by the computer of compromise give the believer the assurance of (! 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