05 December 2019
25 December 2016
A1 Christian proofs 1 John 5:1-4
- Jesus is the Christ
- The Messiah from all eternity
- The Messiah of Jews and Gentiles
- My Messiah
- For the Father
- For fellow believers
- God's commandments
- Not Old Testament law but the New Testament rules given
- By Jesus directly
- By Jesus through the Apostles
- In thoughts, desires, words, and deeds
- Not burdenshome (compare the difficulty of Old Testament law)
- World (the system with its
- Condition to be able to overcome (born again)
- Believes God
- What He says (Scriptures)
- What He does (for example, the miracles the Lord Jesus did)
- Has the element of trust, too. We need both for salvation. We must met God's conditions.
- The necessity to overcome
- Jesus is the Son of God
- Jesus our example
- He overcame the world
- He came by water and blood
- God the Father
- God the Son
- God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7 is questionable authority, but see the writings of Dean John Burgon)
- Accepting testimony/witness
- Challenge do we accept the testimony of a man but not God's?
- Faith is
- True faith VS False faith
- Believe God's testimony
- Eternal life
- The life of the Son
- Not believe God's testimony
- No eternal life
- No life of the Son
24 August 2015
C1 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have gazed upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 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— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim 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. And these things we write to you that our joy may be complete." (1 John 1:1-4, EMTV)
C2 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete." (1 John 1:1-4, ESV2011)
C3 "We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known to us. What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We write this in order that our joy may be complete." (1 John 1:1-4, GNB92)
B2 Word of Life John 5:26
C1 The Person
E1 Was from the beginning John 1:1, Genesis 1:1
E2 We have heard Acts 4:20
E3 We have seen John 1:14
E4 We have gazed upon
E5 Was manifested
E1 Have touched Luke 24:39, John 20:27
E2 Have seen John 1:14, 2 Peter 1:16
D3 Manifested by
E1 Being seen John 19:35
E2 Being heard Acts 1:3
E3 Being testified
E4 Being proclaimed
E5 Being with the Father
C2 The Message
D1 To have fellowship
E1 With us
E2 With Father
E3 With His Son, Jesus Christ
D2 To have full joy
B1 John states that he was an eyewitness.
C1 He saw Jesus
C2 He heard Jesus's message
C3 He touched Jesus
B2 Jesus is called the "Word of Life."
D1 He has the principle of life in Himself, that is, He was not given life but gives life.
E2 Speaker for God
E3 God's message
E4 God's messenger--Jesus Christ
E2 Re-creator as in the one who does the recreation of the soul after a person places faith into Jesus
C2 Since Jesus is life, it also implies no beginning and no end, that is, He, as God, is eternal.
B1 Did John really see, hear, and touch Jesus?
B2 Have we?
B3 Why was it important for John to write?
B4 Who is he writing to?
B5 Why would fellowship with God be important?
B6 Why is there joy when there is fellowship with God?
21 August 2015
Read all of 1 John
A1 1 John
B1 Main idea--God has rules. We break rules, that is, we sin. God has a rule for Christian who sin--confess and ask forgiveness. Jesus is the Messiah for all our needs.
B2 Chapter one
C1 An introduction that the author, John the Apostle, knew Jesus personally. 1 John 1:1-4
C2 God is light and has no darkness. This means that God has no evil--ever. 1 John 1:5-7
C3 Christians sin, and the conditions needed for forgiveness. 1 John 1:8-10
B2 Chapter two
C1 Jesus Christ is the forgiver. 1 John 2:1-2
C2 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--obedience to God. 1 John 2:3-6
C3 Another test to know if we are a true Christina--a life of love. 1 John 2:7-11
C4 How we live and think, and what we love show our spiritual condition. 1 John 2:12-14
C5 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--if we love the world or not. 1 John 2:15-17
C6 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--if we lack the attitude of the anti-Christ. 1 John 2:18-19
C7 The role of the Holy Spirit in us, for us to know the truth. 1 John 2:20-21
C8 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--if we accept or deny the Jesus is the Messiah. A true Christian will affirm that Jesus is the Messiah. 1 John 2:22-23
C9 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--if we are steadfast to the teachings/doctrine of the New Testament. 1 John 2:24-25
C10 All true Christians can read and study the Bible with understanding. 1 John 2:26-27
C11 The need for perseverance. 1 John 2:28-29
B3 Chapter three
C1 The blessing of being God's children. 1 John 3:1-3
C2 Another test to know if we are a true Christian--do we continue to practice that same sins we had before we were a Christian? 1 John 3:4-10
C3 Another test to know if we are true Christians--love for other Christians. 1 John 3:11-12
C4 Another test to know if we are true Christians--what does the world (non-Christians) love us or not? 1 John 3:13-15
C5 Another test to know if we are true Christians--do we love others? 1 John 3:16-18
C6 Another test to know if we are true Christians--clear conscience. 1 John 3:19-24
B4 Chapter four
C1 The test of true Christian vs false convert, false prophet. 1 John 4:1-6
C2 How and why we should love as God loves. 1 John 4:7-12
C3 Another test to know if we are true Christians--we want to preach the Gospel. The motivation is love. 1 John 4:13-21
B5 Chapter five
C1 Another test to see if we are true Christians--obedience to the rules Jesus gave us. 1 John 5:1-5
C2 The witness that Jesus is truly the Messiah. 1 John 5:6-8
C3 Another test to see if we are true Christians--eternal life through Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:9-12
C4 Another test to see if we are true Christians--do we believe in the Son of God 1 John 5:13
C5 Answered prayer based on if it is God's will. 1 John 5:14-15
C6 Helping each other in this life when we sin. 1 John 5:16-17
C7 Another test to know if we are true Christians--do we keep us sinning or is there a change? 1 John 5:18
C8 Who the true God is. 1 John 5:19-20
C9 What to avoid--idols. 1 John 5:21
B1 What is the relationship between Jesus and John?
B2 Why do the Scriptures say that God is Light? (See John 1:9, John 8:12, John 9:5, John 12:35-36. Light in this sense deals with truth and purity).
B3 What is sin?
B4 What is the main theme of 1 John? It is repeated over and over.
B5 How do we know if we are a true Christian?
B6 How are we to live?
B7 Who is Jesus?
B8 Is Jesus truly human? Does He truly have human flesh?
B9 How are Christian to help non-Christians?
B10 How are Christians to help other Christians?