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1 John 4:7–5:5 - 22 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 4:7–5:5
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases?
  3. How is the love of God made manifest among us? (v. 9)
  4. What is the reason John gives that we ought to love one another? (v. 11)
  5. How do we know that we abide in God? (v. 13)
  6. What commands does John give to them?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is 'propitiation'? (4:10)
  2. What is 'the day of judgment'? (4:17)
  3. What does it mean to 'overcome the world'? (5:4–5)
  4. How can we understand this passage through the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from these passages?
  2. What does it look like for God's love to be perfected in us? (4:17)
  3. How can you grow in love your fellow church members?
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