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in 1 John

1 John 4:1–6 - 15 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 4:1–6
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases?
  3. What does John call the recipients of this letter?
  4. What command does John give to them?
  5. What threats do the recipients face?
  6. What tests does John give to them?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is a spirit? How are they seen to be at work according to John?
  2. What does it mean that "Jesus Christ has come in the flesh..." in v. 2?
  3. What is the spirit of the antichrist in v. 3?
  4. Who is "he who is in you" referring to in v. 4?
  5. Who is "We are from God" referring to in v. 6?
  6. 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. Do you currently "test the spirits," how?
  3. How are you tempted to downplay false teaching and false prophets?
  4. How do you help other church members know the truth?
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