The First Letter of John defies outlining.
In this brief study we will look at the writing of a man who is
clearly in love with God, with Christ and His church.
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|1 John 1:1-4
Testimony, Fellowship and Joy - opening
thoughts on the Word, the nature of Christ.
|1 John 1:5-2:2
Fellowship with God - the forgiveness of
sins after baptism; He is faithful and just, our advocate
with the Father.
|1 John 2:3-14
Fellowship with Christ - the
imitation of Christ; commandments old and new; the process
of Christian maturity.
|1 John 2:15-17
Love Not The World - How we should
love the things of Christ rather than the things of this
|1 John 2:18-29
The Antichrist - Concerning
antichrists and THE Antichrist - and what we should do about
|1 John 3:1-3
Children of God - That we are the
children of God - and shall be like him when we see him as
he truly is.
|1 John 3:4-9
Sin and the Work of Christ - The nature
of sin; the work of Christ; the problem of Satan.
|1 John 3:10-24
Heart's Condemnation - Two kinds of
people; nature of love; the test of our Christianity
|1 John 4:1-6
The Spiritual World - Test the spirits;
tests true and false; the disciples, the world and the
|1 John 4:7-12
The Nature, Sight and Example of God -
The nature of God, the example of God and how we may see
|1 John 4:13-21
The Core of Christian Character - God
with us; love casts out fear - and putting your life where
your mouth is.
|1 John 5:1-5
True Christians - Who do you say he is;
the burden is light; overcoming the world.
|1 John 5:6-10
You Cannot Cheat an Honest Man
water, blood and spirit testify to the truth of Christ.
|1 John 5:11-21
Life in the Family - The assurance of
eternal life; praying for others; keeping on in the faith.
These lessons were originally delivered in 1999-2000. A
newer version of these lessons can be found