1 John Bible Study Guide
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1 John Bible Study - Author and Date
It was probably written from Ephesus, 80 or 85 A. D. though some put it as early as A. D. 69, while others put it as late as A. D. 95. The author nowhere indicates his name, but through all the centuries it has been attributed to John, the beloved disciple.
1 John Bible Study - The Readers
It was doubtless written primarily to the churches of Asia Minor in which John by reason of his work at Ephesus had a special interest. It is evident that those addressed were of all ages and were hated of the world. They were inclined to worldliness and to the danger of looking too lightly upon sin. They were also in danger of being led into doubt by those who denied the deity of Jesus.
1 John Bible Study - The Style
It is more in the form of a sermon or pastoral address than of an epistle. It is written with a tone of conscious authority. The thought is profound and mystical, but the language is simple both in words and in sentences. The arguments are by immediate inference. Their are many contrasts, parallelisms and repetitions with no figures of speech except perhaps the words light and darkness.
1 John Bible Study - The Purpose
The chief purpose was to tell them how they might know that they had eternal life, 5:13. The accomplishment of this purpose would also assure the fulfillment of the secondary purpose stated in 1:3, 4.
1 John Bible Study - Theme
The evidence of eternal life.
1 John Bible Study - Analysis
I. How Those Who Possess Eternal Life will Live, 1:5-5:12.
1. They will dwell in the light, 1:5-2:28.
2. They will do righteousness, 2:29-4:6.
3. They will live a life of love, 4:7-5:3.
4. They will walk by faith, 5:4-12.
II. What Those who Live such Lives may Know, 5:13-20.
1. That they have eternal life. 13.
2. That their prayers are answered, 14-17.
3. That God's people do not live in sin, 18.
4. Their true relation to God and to Christ, 19-20.
The following analysis made with the idea of the theme being "Fellowship with God" (1:3-4) is very suggestive.
I. God is Light and our fellowship with him depends upon our walking in the light, 1:5-2:28.
II. God la Righteous and our fellowship with him depends upon our doing righteousness, 2-29, 4:6.
III. God is Love and our fellowship with him depends upon our having and manifesting a spirit of love, 4:7-5:3.
IV. God Is Faithful and our fellowship with him depends upon our exercising faith in him, 5:4-12.
Conclusion. 5:13-21 end.
1 John Bible Study - For Study and Discussion
(1) The different things we may know and how we may know them. Make a list giving reference, as, "know Him if we keep His commandments" (2:3).
(2) Make a list of the things defined in the following scriptures, and give the definition in each case: 1:5; 2:25; 3:11, 3:23; 5:3; 5:4; 5:11; 5:14.
(3) The several figures and attributes of God, as light, righteousness and love.
(4) The requirements of deeds of righteousness, 1:6, 7; 2:9-11; 3:17-23.
(5) God's love for his children, 3:1-2; 4:8-11, 16, 19.
(6) Christians' duty to love one another, 2:10; 3:10-24; 4:7-21; 5:1-2.
(7) The propitiatory death of Jesus Christ, 1:7; 2:1-2; 4:10.
(8) Difference between Christians and non-Christians, 3:4-10. How many times do each of the following words occur? Love, light, life, know, darkness, hate, righteousness, sin, liar and lie, true and truth.
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