Sermon Bible Study Guides

in 1 John

1 John 2:28–3:10 - November 8th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:28–3:10
  2. What does John call the recipients of this letter in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What does John command them in 1 Jn. 2:28?
    1. Why does he command this? 
  4. What are the recipients called in 1 Jn. 3:1?
  5. What are they called in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  6. What will happen when 'he' appears in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  7. Why did 'he' appear in 1 Jn. 3:5?
  8. Who is 'of the devil' according to 1 Jn. 3:8?
  9. What are the two characteristics of children of God vs. children of the devil in 1 Jn. 3:10?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does it mean to 'abide in him' in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What is 'when he appears' referring to in 1 Jn. 2:28 and who does it reference?
  4. What does 1 Jn. 3:6 mean? After someone becomes a Christian do they cease from sinning?
  5. Why did the Son of God appear according to John?
  6. Why did John include love of brother as an indicator of if someone is a child of God?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage give Christians assurance of salvation?
  2. John takes sin very seriously, how would you describe your attitude toward sin?
  3. Who are you regularly accountable to in the church?
    1. Do you confess secret, habitual sin to others?
  4. Who do you hold accountable in the church?
    1. If you don't hold anyone accountable, why not?
  5. How can you apply 1 John 3:8 to your fight against sin?
  6. Sing Jesus Friend of Sinners to God and to one another.