09 September 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:5

1 John 1:5

"And this is the message which we have heard from Him and we announce to you, that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. " (1 John 1:5, EMTV)

daily Bible Study 1 John 1:5

A1 Outline

B1 This is

C1 The message

D1 We have heard

E1 from Him

D2 God is light

D3 God has

E1 No darkness in him at all

B2 We announce

C1 To you

A2 Notes

B1 Message

C1 The Greek word is ἐπαγγελία

D1 Sometimes the word means an announcement. 1 John 1:5

D2 Usually it is used as a special announcement--a promise. Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, etc.

D3 A promise is a message about something in the future.

D4 A message, as used here, refers to something in the past.

C2 The message here is something that John and the other Apostles heard.

B2 Heard and announce

C1 John heard this teaching from the Lord Jesus. John 1:9 and John 8:12

C2 He writes about it, so that others will know, too.

C3 This message probably has been spoken of many times.

B3 You--the readers

B4 God--the God of the Bible

B5 Light

C1 Not the physical substance, photons

C2 Speaks

D1 Of His appearance 1 Timothy 6:16, Revelation 22:5

D2 Of His personal characteristics

E1 Truth John 8:12

E2 One that teaches truth Psalm 27:1, James 1:17

E3 Glory Isaiah 4:5, Acts 7:55, 2 Corinthians 3:7

E4 Holiness Ezekiel 28:25, Ephesians 4:24

E5 Perfection (no flaws)

B6 Darkness--the opposite of light

B7 In Him--God, that is, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

A3 Questions

B1 Are we to announce this message as well?

B2 How complete, perfect, is this light? ("...no darkness, at all").

B3 How should this affect a Christian's life?

B4 When God speaks of history, geography, science, human emotions, etc., is it true? How does this affect Genesis 1?

B5 What is the natural state of humanity? (See Matthew 6:23, John 3:19, John 12:46

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