1 John Overview | Blessed Assurance

1 John Overview | Blessed Assurance

  • 1 John 1:1-4 | Fellowship with the Word of Life
    1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. Beginning – like in Gen 1 and John 1, talking about the Word of God existing since the beginning. The God…
  • 1 John 1:5-2:11 | Walking in the Light
    5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. God is light, in him there is no darkness – God is only good, kind, honest, truthful and loving. This is how God has revealed himself to us Exodus 34:6-7 “6And…
  • 1 John 2:12-17 | Love Not the World
    John separates believers into different levels of spiritual maturity here The themes in this section are: Spiritual maturity – the context Knowing God – the goal Overcoming the evil one – the risk/challenge The indwelling word – the process So what John is saying in these poetic words to his readers is that their spiritual…
  • 1 John 2:18-29 | Resisting the antichrist spirit
    18Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. John describes the antichrist as both a singular thing but also multiple people – so we can say that it is a…
  • 1 John 3:1-10 | Living as Children of God
    2:29If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him. The preceding verse provides a great summary of this section – if we are truly born of a righteous God, then we will do what is righteous! 1See what great love the Father has…
  • 1 John 3:11-24 | Love One Another
    11For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. We have heard a message right from the…
  • 1 John 4:1-6 | Test the Spirits
    1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. False prophets are driven by false spirits, just as the true prophets of God were filled with the true Spirit of God. We are all influenced by…
  • 1 John 4:7-21 | Love is the Evidence
    7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. God is love, and so therefore love comes from God. Those born of God and who know God express his…
  • 1 John 5:1-12 | All or Nothing
    1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. Belief is synonymous with new birth. It is not that one of these things comes first and the other follows but both happen at the same time and are intrinsically linked. You…
  • 1 John 5:13-21 | In Christ
    13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. John starts to conclude by stating the purpose for his letter; ‘so that you may know that you have eternal life’. John’s main emphasis throughout this book is assurance…

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