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in 1 John

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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1 Peter 3:8–12 - 28 February, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 Peter 3:8–12
  2. Who wrote the letter (see 1 Peter 1:1)?
    1. Who did they write to?
  3. What does he tell them to have? (v. 8)
  4. What contrast is listed in v. 9?
    1. What is the purpose of this contrast?
  5. What Old Testament passage is cited in vv. 10–12?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is the main point?
  3. How are unity of mind and sympathy connected?
  4. How is a tender heart and a humble mind connected?
  5. Read the Old Testament citation. Why does he cite from this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you work for the unity of the church?
  2. How do you exercise brotherly love?
  3. Who is an example of exercising a humble mind?
  4. What are opportunities you have to "not repay evil for evil"?
  5. Sing There is a Fountain to God and to one another
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