They are not obeying God’s commands.” But I don’t think this is John’s goal in writing this. We probably fail to see the badness of our sin and the greatness of His forgiveness. All Christians have the presence of God's Spirit within them. So what is a real Christian? D. An attack on our relationship with God: false religion. This isn't to say that teachers are unnecessary, because one of the resources for knowing the truth is the reminding given by teachers like John. 3. Then are you strong? ii. ii. Many evangelists also make it easy. d. Everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him: Abiding in Jesus means that we will practice righteousness in our lives, because we are born of Him. A real Christian obeys God. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1..fusion-button.button-3{width:auto}Support. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. They probably make a powerful appeal to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or to the pride of life. One of the first examples of this idea of the world in the Bible helps us to understand this point. "The reason of the insertion of the particular here, is well given by Luther: 'It is a patent fact that thou too are part of the whole world: so that thine heart cannot deceive itself and think, The Lord died for Peter and Paul, but not for me.' Prophets We have the promise of eternal life as we abide. July 11, 2013 99webservant99. (Boice). Wisdom Literature We are just talking about different roads to the same God, because we all have the same God." A liar, and the truth is not in him: The truth of this is so certain that if one does not live a life marked by obedience, their claim to fellowship (the experiential knowledge) with God can be fairly challenged. All these developments should make us understand that the Antichrist is ready to be revealed when the moment is right. Of course, there is something seriously wrong with such so-called "spirituality. i. For all that is in the world: The character of the world expresses itself through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. i. A father’s greatest joy is to see his child doing well (3 John 1:4). Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Being born again has changed our lives from a disposition to sin to a disposition to righteousness. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. They should realize that they are still “little”. Abiding in Jesus gives us confidence, because we know we wouldn't change our lives substantially if we somehow knew Jesus would come back next week. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. Through the centuries, Christians have dealt with the magnetic pull of the world in different ways. of Scripture. John 2 Bible Study Questions (Handout) JOHN 2:1 1 On the third day, a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there. In one moment, the understanding will overwhelm them that whatever else they accomplished in life, they did not abide in Him as they could have. c. Little children: This forgiveness is the special joy of God's little children, because God's forgiveness does not come by degrees. We have an open invitation to restoration through confession. But our Advocate, Jesus Christ, admits our guilt- and then enters His plea on our behalf, as the one who has made an atoning sacrifice for our sinful guilt. The Study of John 1, 2 & 3 Page 2 And history reveals that it was well underway by the last half of the 2nd century. 3. The problem is that though we gain prestige, status, honor, and comfort of this world, we lose the prestige, status, honor, and comfort of heaven. Their father is the greatest man that ever lived: there never was the like of him. i. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. vs 4 He who is sayng, "I have known Him," and does not characteristically keep His commandments, is … These are the antichrists with a little "a.". ii. The Bible questions are not trivia. It is all too easy for people to place "ministry" or "being right" above love in the body of Christ. The world is passing away. Now he examines us according to our love for other Christians as a measure of our walk with God. At times I was angry with one or another of my brothers and I knew God didn’t want me to be. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. If you want to know why Christians must grow, study this article. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 Jn’s prologue is thought to parallel the Gospel of Jn’s. (Spurgeon). If a team answers a question they put an X or an 0 on the Board. As we walk in the simplicity and power of that message, we will not be led astray. Many successful ads appeal to all three. 1 John E-Book Study Guide 1 John 1 1 John 2:1-14 1 John 2:15-29 1 John 3:1-10 1 John 3:11-24 1 John 4 1 John 5:1-10 1 John 5:11-21 2 John Overview 2 John 1-6 2 John 7-13 3 John 1-8 3 John 9-15. "It seems plain that the expression here is not the same as 'his neighbor,' seeing that St. John is writing to Christians, and treating of their fellowship with one another." The prefix anti can mean "the opposite of" or "instead of." The word of God had made itself at home in their hearts. John 3:19-21 – This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. a. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Depending upon the understanding of your readers, one can get into a full discussion of the atonement. Pentateuch a. How to explain it? Relevant easy to understand teaching points. There are many Scriptures on this. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Jesus death and resurrection was the final nail in Satan’s coffin. Pentateuch in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. "God hath no children destitute of his image, or who resemble him not." If that was your environment when you were a young Christian, wonderful. We can come to a living, growing, relationship with God through His word. 2. Joy is the result of Christina fellowship. The new commandment to love that Jesus spoke of in John 13:34 was really new for several reasons. Chapter 2 . It is so sure that although the night is thick with darkness right now, we know that this night is temporary and day is coming very soon, sooner and sooner. Below is a chart of parallels between the prologues (Brown, 179). What you roll is how many points you get for answering a question. B. John addresses his readers according to the measure of spiritual maturity. Does John say what the commandment is that he is referring to? They emphasize that God is light and love and every true believer will demonstrate God's light and love. “Abides” talks to the closeness, intimacy, and personal nature of the relationship that we have with Christ. Minor Prophets Wisdom Literature ii. Remember that hatred can also be expressed by indifference; true love will demonstrate itself for one another. "As oil was used among the Asiatics for the inauguration of persons in important offices, and this oil was acknowledged to be an emblem of the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit, without which the duties of those offices could not be discharged; so it is put here for the Spirit himself, who presided in the Church, and from which all gifts and graces flowed." And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Pentateuch I hope that all of us will take sin seriously. We will in turn love Him because He first loved us. Many are ignorant about this person called the Antichrist, except what they have learned from movies like The Omen. ii. (Alford). The young men are strong. Prophets 2 Peter appears more Hellenistic with its stress on knowledge (1:2, 3, 8, 2:20) than 1 Peter. Lot attached himself to a true spiritual man, named Abraham. Historical Books 1 & 2 Peter Bible Question Class Books Genesis Joshua and Ruth Judges 1 Samuel Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Job Proverbs Ecclesiastes Isaiah Gospel of Matthew Gospel of Mark Gospel of Luke Gospel of John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians and Galatians Ephesians and Philippians Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon Every one of us needs to ask ourselves that question. This is wrong. 3. The Gospels But actually John is writing these things to encourage us NOT to sin. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. ye know--distinct Greek verbs: "if ye are aware (are in possession of the knowledge) . On the one hand, God is merciful in requiring this, because we are measured by how we love other Christians, not those who are not Christians. The word of God abides in you: These young men, who had gained some measure of spiritual maturity, were known by the fact that God's word lived in them. "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. b. We know some things intuitively by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. i. A simple, loving obedience is a natural result of fellowship with God. How smart the fruit would make her! General Epistles e. Does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes: Knowing the importance that Jesus placed on our love for each other, John will go so far as to say that if we hate our brother, we are walking in darkness, and are unable to see- we have been blinded. iii. When the vine is talked about in the Old Testament, who is that a reference to? The pharaohs could take none of their worldly stuff with them to the world beyond. If their God was, then you have the same God. This in fact is the summary of the law in the Old Testament. We are guilty! The beginning, for these believers, describes the time when they were under the teaching of the apostles, which is now recorded for us in the New Testament. A perfected (the idea is mature) love for God will show itself in obedience, and the presence of this obedience and love gives us assurance that we are in Jesus (By this we know we are in Him). He wants to make it clear that God has not made a system where we must break fellowship with Him through sin. 1 John BIBLE STUDY LESSON SHEETS. 3. What did John say he was giving to his readers? i. d. You will abide in Him: This anointing which guides us into truth will also guide us closer to Jesus. There is a secular, anti-God or ignoring-God way of doing things that characterizes human society, and it is easy to love the world in this sense. 3. doctrinal / teaching points 1. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. Throughout the Bible, it is consistently taught that sincere faith WILL change how we live. [A new version of this page can be found here]. 1 John 1:1-4 background notes 1. d. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked: The thought is brought around to a full circle: when we are abiding in Jesus, we will walk just as He walked- live lives of obedience and love. We are guided into truth on a one-on-one level, God confirming it to our hearts. e. They went out from us: This shows that many of these many antichrists at one time or another have identified themselves with the body of believers. In what way is Jesus our advocate? She went after the lust of the flesh. Poetical Books What similarities and differences do you see between the two? Some people think that 1 John 1:9 is a license to sin. At one time it was thought that if you were a really committed Christian and really wanted to love God instead of the world, you would leave human society and live as a monk or a nun out in a desolate monastery. (1Jo 2:12) Little children, who have their sins forgiven. Read Psalm 80:8-16 and Isaiah 5:1-7. b. 1 John 4:7-21 - Questions for Groups and Personal Study. (1Jo 2:18-19) The danger of false religion: the spirit of Antichrist. In addition, this phrase also shows us that John is the authority. "THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN" Chapter Two We have an Advocate who is also the propitiation for our sins and to truly know Him we must keep His commandments (1-6), especially to love one another (7-11). (2:1) 18. But if it was not, then put yourself in that environment now. Application: Are you little in your own sight? Little children, young men, and fathers. Turning around, Jesus saw … If we abide with Christ it is the same way (minus the weaknesses). Application: No matter where you are in your Christian life, do not be satisfied with it. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Teknia has more of an emphasis on a child's relationship of dependence on a parent, while paidia has more of an emphasis on a child's immaturity and need for instruction. Wisdom Literature (1Jo 2:16) The character of the world. When He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed: We never grow beyond our need to abide and find our confidence in abiding in Jesus. These things I write to you, that you may not sin, We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, And not for ours only but also for the whole world, But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him, He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked, Brethren, I write no new commandment to you … a new commandment I write to you, Because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining, He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now, But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, Does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning, Do not love the world or the things in the world, If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, He who does the will of God abides forever, The Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, By which we know that it is the last hour, They went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. Again, John's message is simple. i. John addresses this because of the issue of relationship with God (1 John 1:3), and the fact that sin can break our fellowship with God (1 John 1:6). He has seen it all in advance. Joy is the result of Christina fellowship. For example, children learn many things from their parents’ example. Romans 6:12-14 – Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 2. The Old Testament He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. It does not mean that he will be sinless; John has already shown that anyone who claims this is lying. c. The Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come: There is a distinction between the Antichrist andmany antichrists. The use of \"we\" immediately afterwards implies that we all are liable to this, though not ne… The whole story of the tower of Babel also shows us another fundamental fact about the world system. What does it mean to walk in the light? In whatever way it can be used to the glory of God, I am grateful. He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. (Spurgeon), ii. Read 1:1-4 and Jn 1:1-14. From the Bible we can learn from Jesus’ example how we should live and how we should respond to temptation. If I would have known they would go and do that, I would have never forgiven them." ii. But in the Christian idea of propitiation, God Himself presents Himself (in Jesus Christ) as that which will turn away His righteous wrath against our sin. July 25, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments 14509 (Eph. The New Testament does not speak of a "special" anointing given to particular individuals. -------------------- John did not say, "If you know God's word, you know God," because someone can have a bare, intellectual knowledge of God's word. b. i. We have therefore created a library of almost one thousand (and growing) inductive Bible studies, which are available for free. "The penalty has been completely paid by My Son. Have we seen Jesus make similar statements? What difference does knowing the … Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. d. By which we know that it is the last hour: This indicates that John expected that the presence of many antichrists - of many people who offer a false, substitute Christ - is evidence of the lateness in the hour before Jesus' coming. a. This takes a lot of time and hard work. They will realize that they have been living worldly, unfruitful lives. iii. So, eternal life doesn't just mean "a life that lasts for eternity." Would he throw his laundry on the floor? What are some of the signs of genuine saving faith? Bible Study Lesson Sheets-- These are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. But that doesn't matter. . But among those who know Him, some will not be afraid, they will be ashamed before Him at His coming. Here's a Bible study quiz from John chapter one, the first 34 verses. ii. What test did John describe for knowing whether or not a person truly knows God? Science in the hands of some people may attempt to challenge this fact. a. How is our fellowship both “vertical and horizontal?” Top. I know Him (1 John 2:4), I abide in Him (1 John 2:6), and I am in the light (1 John 2:9). Here is the question to ask in response: "Was your God perfectly revealed in Jesus Christ?" It shows how close they are to his heart. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. ii. ii. Jesus’ resurrection guarantees the final victory. b. Jesus Christ the righteous means that Jesus is fully qualified to serve as our Advocate, because He Himself is sinlessly perfect. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point John 15:12 – My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. -------------------- Based on the overall content of 1 John, what do you think it is? This love is expressed in time, attention, and expense. We are in regular contact with three eternal things: the Holy Spirit of God, the people around you, and the eternal words recorded in the book you hold. In the first chapter we saw two tests of our faith. -------------------- (1a) A purpose of John in writing this letter: that you may not sin. We should take notice, because the world stage is set for a political and economic "superman" to arise, a single political leader to organize a world-dominating confederation of nations. d. You also will abide in the Son and in the Father: This is absolutely necessary for the Christian life. Discussion Questions on Ephesians 2:1-10. by John Davis. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. The greatest effort, the greatest cost, and the greatest strength are expected of the young men. ii. Yet if we do, there is provision made- an Advocate, a defense lawyer on our side. Daily Study Questions for the Gospel of John Chapter 2 Day One. Jesus showed this agape love in a way that no one ever did before. But we still have hope. 1. The little children’s sin has been forgiven, showing that they are saved, This is a good step, but it is only a first step, That is why John needs to write to them more so that they will know how they need to grow. Abiding in Jesus (living in Jesus) is not a passive thing; it is an active thing. One sees those from time to time; folks so gifted, so prophetic, so spiritual, that they are getting kicked out or leaving in a huff from every church they go to. John 13:34 – A new command I give you: Love one another. Usually these folks think that when one "catches" the anointing, you can tell because they begin acting strangely. Major Prophets 2. We must serve God from the inside out. How about the little children? Various names have been connected with these heresies: Cerinthus (who lived in Ephesus the same time John did), Marcion, Valentinus, Arius, Sabellius, Apollinaris, Nestorius, etc., were some of the prominent names among this number. Mark 2:13-17 (Jesus eats with sinners), John 4:1-42 (The story of the Woman at the Well) The Chosen Discussion Questions: 1) Obedience at the risk of derision and opposition from others, even from our usual way of life seems impossible. In light of what you know about the significance of the use of certain numbers in biblical literature, why might this be significant? God knows we have a fleshly, bodily nature, and physical needs that feel good when satisfied. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 3. doctrinal / teaching points 1. Here is a vital truth we must all embrace. Guanxi is having relationship with a higher up person who can help you. 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