23 October 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 2:3

Keeping His commandments


Now by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. (1 John 2:3, EMTV)

A1 Outline

B1 If clause

B2 Main clause

A2 Notes

B1 Him and His refer to Jesus Christ. See 1 John 2:1.

B2 Keep means to obey.

B3 Commandments refer to the rules that Jesus gave directly or through His Apostles. Here are a few.

C1 7 things we are to abstain from

D1 Idols (Acts 15:20

D2 Fornication (Acts 15:20, 29; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-3)

D3 Strangled meats (Acts 15:20)

D4 Eating blood (Acts 15:20)

D5 Meats offered to idols (Acts: 15:29)

D6 All appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

D7 Fleshly lusts (1 Peter 2:11)

C2 6 Things to lay aside

D1 Wickedness (James 1:21)

D2 All malice (1 Peter 2:1)

D3 All guile (1 Peter 2:1)

D4 All hypocrisies ((1 Peter 2:1)

D5 All envies (1 Peter 2:1)

D6 All evil speaking (1 Peter 2:1)

A3 Questions

B1 What is important about keeping His commandments?

B2 When we keep His commandments what does that prove?

B3 Why is it important to know Him?

B4 Is there a way to assure ourselves that we are Christians?

B5 Are these commandments to be obey today?

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