27 August 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:2

"and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— " (1 John 1:2, EMTV)

Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:2

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A1 Outline

B1 Life was manifested

B2 We

C1 Have seen

C2 Testify

C3 Proclaim

D1 The eternal life

E1 Which

F1 Was with the Father

F2 Was manifested to us

A2 Notes

B1 Life refers to verse 1--the Word of Life

B2 Manifest means

C1 Greek

D1 φανερόω phaneroō

D2 "to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way" (Thayer)

C2 English

D1 "to show something such as a feeling or ability, so that it is easy to notice. Jane manifested an unwillingness to sit and talk to Lydia." Link

D2 Something that is not seen is in a state where it will be quickly and easily seen.

C3 Read Romans 16:25-26, 1 Timothy 3:16, Acts 10:41.

B3 Eternal can mean

C1 Starting now and never ending

C2 No start and no end

C3 Read John 17:3, 1 John 5:20, Revelation 1:8

A3 Questions

B1 What point is John emphasizing about Jesus again?

B2 Manifested in Greek is the aorist tense, which indicates past action without showing completion or continuation. It is used translated in the past tense. Why is manifested in the past tense (English)?

B3 Have seen is in the perfect tense which indicates completed action. Why is this tense uses?

B4 Testify (speak about truthfully) and proclaim are in the present tense. Why is the present tense used for these words?

B5 Who was with the Father?

B6 When was He there? John 1:1

B7 This passage uses the word "life" twice. The second time it is used there is the adjective "eternal." Why is this adjective used?

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