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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of 1 John: Week 2, Day 3: 1 John 3:1-4:6

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 and have overcome the evil one. We are from God and whoever knows God listens to us.

Questions for 1 John 3:1-4:6

6) “We are the children of God and what we will be has not yet been made known.” Christians cannot sin because God’s seed (the Holy Spirit) is within and they have been born of God. We are strengthened against sin. We are God’s and we hope in Jesus. Because God has no sin and we are in him, we desire to stop sinning.

7) Since Jesus laid down his life for us, we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. We should love with actions and in truth and not with words or speech. In truth, we should radiate love and be love.

8 ) Every Spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. It means to acknowledge that Jesus came as fully human and is also fully God.

Conclusions to WordGo Study of 1 John 3:1-4:6

John’s next test of true fellowship is to examine how we live. We should be righteous, have love, and have discernment. A life of chosen sin is not a life in Jesus. Believers confess when they sin, feel remorse, and vow to live a better life.

Jesus is our ultimate example of love. Our love is our actions.

We can detect deceivers by their lies and false teachings.

Do you want to grow with God? That is how believers should live. God is with us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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