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in 1 John

1 John 2:15–17 - June 14th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:15–17
  2. What does John say not to do?
    1. What are the reasons John gives for this?
  3. What does John say about 'the world'?
  4. What contrast does John make with 'the world'?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is 'the world' according to John?
    1. Why does John warn the readers about it?
  3. What are the 'desires of the flesh' and the 'desires of the eyes' and the 'pride of life'? (1 Jn. 2:16)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to love the world?
  2. How are you tempted to love the things in the world?
  3. How does the book of Ecclesiastes reinforce what John is teaching in 1 John?
    1. What have you applied from Ecclesiastes that helps you obey John?
  4. How can we help each other obey John's message?
  5. Sing "All Glory to Christ" to one another and to God.
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Genesis 1:1-25 - March 23rd 2018

In the Beginning...

Read Genesis 1:1-25

  1. What repeated words, phrases, themes do you notice in this passage?
  2. What happened in the beginning? Who was there already?
  3. How did God create? (Consider stages, steps, actions God takes) 
  4. What did God do with his creation? What does that reveal about him?
  5. What was God's creation like? How does that compare with the world we live in?

Application

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How should we respond to a God like this?
  3. What do we learn about God's words?
    1. How should we respond to them?
  4. Lastly, read John 1:1-5, how does this passage help us understand Genesis 1:1-25 more fully?
    1. Are there other passages you can think of that connect Jesus and the creation of the world?