28 August 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:3

that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, in order that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

(1 John 1:3 EMTV)

Daily Bible Study

daily Bible study

A1 Outline

B1 Evidence

C1 We have seen "that which"

C2 We have heard "that which"

B2 Action--we declare to you

B3 Purpose--fellowship

C1 With us

C2 With the Father and His Son Jesus Christ

A2 Notes

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

D1 Togetherness

D2 Something that ties people/things together

D3 Loyalty

D4 Shared goals, interests, plans, methods, friendship, support, etc.

D5 In the Bible sense includes enjoyment of togetherness

C2 With

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

A3 Questions

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

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