Summary of 1 John 2:3-29
If we obey God’s word, love for God is in us. If we live in God, we must live as Jesus did. If you love your neighbor, you are in God’s light. Your sins have been forgiven; you have overcome evil; you are strong and the Word of God lives in you. Don’t love the world and what is in it; love God instead.
Whoever denies that Jesus is the Son of God is the antichrist. Beware those trying to lead you astray. Continue in Christ.
Summary of 1 John 3
We are the children of God; He loves us. We are like him. Jesus takes away our sins. Don’t let others lead you astray. You are righteous if you do right.
Love one another. Don’t be surprised if the world hates you. If you don’t love, you remain in death. Love with actions and in truth. We know what love is because Christ died for us out of love. We ought to do the same for our brothers and sisters.
The command: to believe in God’s Son and to love one another as he commanded us. He who keeps God’s commands lives in God, and we receive from him anything we ask.
Summary of 1 John 4
Beware of false prophets. Those who deny Jesus is not from God is the spirit of the antichrist. We are from God.
Let us love one another. Since God loved us enough to send his Son to die for our sins, we should love one another. God lives in us and his love is complete in us if we love others.
We have the Holy Spirit sent by God to live in us. If we acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, God lives in us.
God is love. We have no fear if we have Jesus. If you love God, you must love your brother and sister. We love because God loved us first.
Summary of 1 John 5
If we love God, we’ll keep His commands, which are not burdensome.
Jesus came by water and blood, and it’s the Spirit, water, and blood that testifies.
God has given us eternal life. If we ask God anything in His will, He hears us.
Pray for those who sin, and God will give them life.
Jesus has come and given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. When we are in Christ, we are in him.
Questions for 1 John 2:3-5:21
1 ) Love comes from God, and if you love others, you’ve been born of God and know him. God loved us enough to send his only Son so that we might live through him. We should love one another, and if we do, God lives in us and makes us complete. God has given us the Spirit and his Son. Love is from God, and it gives us the power to love others.
2 ) This is a hard one. Unsure what evidence I see. It’s always a challenge to self-evaluate. I hope I love others. I’m not very assured, really.
Conclusions to WordGo Study of 1 John 2:3-5:21
We must depend on Jesus and let His life define and empower us. Sinful people can know God through his gift of Christ to us. Then we can have fellowship with God.
John offers us five tests of true fellowship with God:
- Test of Obedience (2:3-17)
- Test of Perseverance (2:18-29)
- Test of Moral Purity (3:1-4:6)
- Test of Love (4:7-21)
- Test of Faith (5:1-21)
Knowing God transforms us and the way we live, as we turn from sin. God’s grace allows us to not sin. When we are sinful, the Holy Spirit corrects us, and we repent. We vow to be more like Christ.
The Holy Spirit lives in you and changes you.
Know that you do indeed know God.
Great overview of what we’ll study this week! Themes: God loves us; therefore, we love others. As we love, we turn from sin.