(1 John 1:3 EMTV)
Daily Bible Study
C1 We have seen "that which"
C2 We have heard "that which"
B2 Action--we declare to you
C1 With us
C2 With the Father and His Son Jesus Christ
B1 That which is the neuter relative pronoun. It is in the accusative or direct object. The Apostles have seen and heard something. The something is Jesus Christ.
B2 Seen and heard is direct, eyewitness evidence
B3 The purpose is fellowship.
C1 Fellowship is
D2 Something that ties people/things together
D4 Shared goals, interests, plans, methods, friendship, support, etc.
D5 In the Bible sense includes enjoyment of togetherness
D1 God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Corinthians 13:14
D2 Holy, elect angels 1 Timothy 5:21, Hebrews 12:22
D3 Other Christians 1 John 1:7, compare 2 Corinthians 6:14, Galatians 2:9
B1 Some experts question eyewitness testimony because of memory/recall issues. What about many eyewitnesses who see and heard over a period of at least 3 years?
B2 Is there any significance that is 1 John 1:1 evidence is listed as heard and seen, but here it is seen and heard?
B3 What is the purpose of all this eyewitness evidence?
B4 Why is fellowship important?
B5 How do we have fellowship with God in this life?
B6 What aspect of fellowship are we to do or not do in the following passages?
C1 Hebrews 10:23-25
C2 1 John 1:5-6
C3 1 Corinthians 10:20-21
C4 Ephesians 5:20