"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)
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
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
C1 Not the physical substance, photons
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
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