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First John

The First Letter of John defies outlining. In this brief study we will look at the writing of a man who is clearly in love with God, with Christ and His church.

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Scripture Lesson
1 John 1:1-4 Testimony, Fellowship and Joy - opening thoughts on the Word, the nature of Christ.
1 John 1:5-2:2 Fellowship with God - the forgiveness of sins after baptism; He is faithful and just, our advocate with the Father.
1 John 2:3-14 Fellowship with Christ -  the imitation of Christ; commandments old and new; the process of Christian maturity.
1 John 2:15-17 Love Not The World -  How we should love the things of Christ rather than the things of this world.
1 John 2:18-29 The Antichrist -  Concerning antichrists and THE Antichrist - and what we should do about same.
1 John 3:1-3 Children of God -  That we are the children of God - and shall be like him when we see him as he truly is.
1 John 3:4-9 Sin and the Work of Christ - The nature of sin; the work of Christ; the problem of Satan.
1 John 3:10-24 Heart's Condemnation - Two kinds of people; nature of love; the test of our Christianity
1 John 4:1-6 The Spiritual World - Test the spirits; tests true and false; the disciples, the world and the teachers.
1 John 4:7-12 The Nature, Sight and Example of God -  The nature of God, the example of God and how we may see God.
1 John 4:13-21 The Core of Christian Character - God with us; love casts out fear - and putting your life where your mouth is.
1 John 5:1-5 True Christians - Who do you say he is; the burden is light; overcoming the world.
1 John 5:6-10 You Cannot Cheat an Honest Man - How water, blood and spirit testify to the truth of Christ.
1 John 5:11-21 Life in the Family - The assurance of eternal life; praying for others; keeping on in the faith.

These lessons were originally delivered in 1999-2000.  A newer version of these lessons can be found here.

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