John, the Apostle, was the closest friend Jesus ever had.
Here he takes up the challenges of the late first century church,
dealing with them in his unique, loving way.
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|1 John 1:1-4
We Have Seen - The opening statement of John the
apostle, eyewitness to Christ, urging fellowship in the
|1 John 1:5-10
Walking in the Light - John introduces the concept
of that God is light; implicitly, then, God is his
|1 John 2:1-17
Write You - John reminds his hearers of the principles
of Christianity, especially the atonement.
|1 John 2:18-29
Antichrists, Plural - John the apostle discusses the
characteristics of antichrists.
|1 John 3:1-3
Through a Mirror
Darkly - A very compact statement of the fatherhood of
God, the brotherhood of man, the resurrection body and the
hope their of — and why the Christian should constantly
|1 John 3:4-9
The Nature of Sin - The
apostle John briefly addresses the nature of sin — and what
you should do about it.
|1 John 3:10-24
How Do I Know I'm Saved? -
Does the Bible really say you have to feel it in your heart?
|1 John 4:1-6
Testing the Spirits -
The apostle John commands that we test the spirits, giving
us the criteria to do so.
|1 John 4:7-13
Let Us Love One
Another - John teaches us that God's intrinsic nature is
love, and therefore it should be part of our intrinsic
nature as well.
|1 John 4:13-21
- The apostle John instructs us on the intimacy we
should have with God and its effects upon our character
|1 John 5:1-5
Burden of Love -
Lesson concerning the love which flows in, among, through
and beyond the children of God.
|1 John 5:6-12
Testimony - The apostle John
brings forward the evidence that should be apparent to every
Christian, convincing him of salvation and life to come.
|1 John 5:12-21
Finale - The apostle looks at praying for our brothers
in sin; when we can — and when we can't.
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