Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of 1 John: Week 1, Day 2: 1 John 1:1-4

Summary of 1 John 1:1-4

God was from the beginning, and we proclaim to you (Christians) what we have seen and heard so that you can have faith and fellowship, too.

Questions for 1 John 1:1-4

3) The Word of Life is Jesus. We can believe John’s testimony because Jesus was from the beginning and John saw, heard, and touched Jesus firsthand.

4) John is eager to proclaim how we all have eternal life because of Jesus. John writes so that we may have faith and fellowship with Jesus, too and know we have eternal life (1 John 5:13)

5) Jesus was from the beginning and that I have eternal life through faith in him. This brings be joy and confidence. The why is because it’s a deep sense of truth and rightness that is hard to explain.

Conclusions to WordGo Study of 1 John 1:1-4

Note we see the word “proclaim” used three times in these short verses. John echoes his opening lines of his Gospel with this opening, too, discussing how Jesus has always existed and is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for all of us. God is Jesus, and Jesus is God. We all share in God’s life through Jesus, which is the apostles’ joy to share with us. We have fellowship with God when we know and belong to Him.

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