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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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in 1 John

1 John 2:7–14 - April 12th, 2019

fellowship with christians

Read 1 John 2:7–14

  1. What is the old commandment John is writing to them about? (v. 7–9)
  2. What does John say about those who claim to walk in the light but hate their brother? (v. 9)
    1. Why are the two opposed?
  3. What does it look like to walk in darkness to John?
    1. What are consequences of being in the darkness? (v. 11)
  4. What are the different ways John states for the reason of his writing? (v. 12–17)

Application Questions

  1. How have we been forgiven?
  2. What does it look like to have overcome the evil one? How is this possible? 
  3. What does it mean for the word of God to abide in you?
    1. Why is daily Scripture reading vital for the Christian life?
    2. Share what Scripture you are currently reading with the group.
  4. Sing together of the hope we have in Christ Jesus: "Oh Church Arise".