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Abide in Christ so that you may have confidence!
1 John 2:28-3:3
Tests that should we are in the Light.
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Jude 1-25
Part 3: Beware of their nature and know their actions. Do not give them a greeting, and as result, share in their wicket ways. 2 John 10&11
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Because of who He is!
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Rest in Christ for he is our righteousness!
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Because we are his people: 1) give thanks, 2) sing praise unto His name, 3) glory in His name 4) seek Him 5) remember His great works.
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Born of God Assignment 1
1 John 1
Christ was made manifest, so that we might know and have fellowship with God.
#fellowship
#GodisiLight
Published November 8th, 2021
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1 John 1:1-10
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That which was
from the beginning,
Temporal
which we have heard,
which we have seen
with our eyes,
Means
which we looked upon
and have touched
with our hands,
concerning the word
Reference
of life—
Discriptive
the life was made manifest,
Explanation
and we have seen it,
Result 1&2
and testify
to it
and proclaim
Result 3
to you
Destination
the eternal life,
Content
which was
with the Father
Accompaniment
and was made manifest
to us—
that
which we have seen
and heard
we proclaim also
to you,
so that you too may have fellowship
Advantage #1
with us;
and indeed our fellowship is
Distinction
with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And we are writing these things
so that our joy may be complete.
Advantage #2
This is the message we have heard
from him
Source
and proclaim
to you,
that God is light,
and ... is no darkness at all.
in him
Context
If we say
Condition
we have fellowship
with him
while we walk
in darkness,
Manner
we lie
and do not practice
Result
the truth.
But if we walk
in the light,
as he is
Comparison
in the light,
we have fellowship
with one another,
and the blood ... cleanses us
of Jesus
Producer
his Son
from all sin.
Separation
If we say
we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not
in us.
Conditon
If we confess our sins,
he is faithful
and just
to forgive us our sins
Purpose
and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.
If we say
we have not sinned,
we make him a liar,
and his word is not
in us.
1) After seeing how you phrased verses 2, and though I considered "breaking the rules" by subordinating verse 2 under "life"in 1j, I feel there is still a good argument in interpreting verse 2 as John is expanding on the phrase "the life was made manifest" in 2a from what was said in 1i-j. 2) NASB & NET both use "kai" from the Greek as their first word. Kai is normally translated using the words namely, and, even, and also. All of these words give the impression of the expansion of the word "life. KJV on the other hand uses the words "For the life was" alluding again to expansion of thought. 3) The word "eternal life" in 2g is said to be "with the Father". With the connection of the relation pronoun "which" in 2h to 2gh again confirms that John is expanding on the word "life" back in 1j. 4) Lastly, this also led me to consider my genitive labeling of "life". In looking through some of my commentaries. James Montgomery Boice states the following, "Here, however, we come to the first of several technical problems in John’s letter, for we find ourselves asking, At what points in the preface is John actually speaking of Jesus? At first glance this seems to be easy to answer, for the phrase “the Word of life” immediately makes us think of “the Word [who] became flesh” from the prologue to the Gospel. Since “the Word” in the prologue is Christ, it seems that “the Word” in the preface should be Christ too. In this case the phrase “of life” should be taken as a descriptive genitive, and the phrase should be understood as “the life-giving Word” or “Christ who gives life.” There are several reasons for questioning this first and easy identification of “the Word of life” with Jesus, however. In the first place, as we read on in the letter, we find that it is the word “life” that is actually used of Jesus, rather than “Word.” In fact, this occurs in verse 2, for there Christ is portrayed as that “eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.” Second, it is “life” rather than “Word” that is emphasized. This would be strange, granted John’s concern for the centrality of the historical Christ, if the “Word” were Jesus. Finally, the phrase “the Word of life” does not stand alone as a subject or even as an object of its sentence, but rather as what may best be taken as an independent adverbial clause introduced by peri (“concerning”). In other words, it is not the “Word” that is proclaimed, but Christ, who is the content of it. For these reasons it seems best to take “Word” as the gospel that is centered in Christ, “beginning” as referring to the beginning of the Christian era, and the other phrases as referring to Jesus, who is proclaimed by those who heard, saw, beheld, and touched him during the days of his earthly ministry." Boice, James Montgomery. 2004. The Epistles of John: An Expositional Commentary . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. This makes a lot of sense to me in observing John's flow of thought through verse 2. Verse 1 - Christ Verse 2 Salvation that flows from Christ.
The main verb "we proclaim" has 2 purposes. 1) Fellowship, with God, and with one another in the Body of Christ. 2) That we may find out joy solely and completely in Christ and His message of redemption.
HEAD: The message being proclaimed is that God is Holy. His holiness is not only in His perfection but also in His inability to mix with evil. This is a very similar comparison to God's Word being both inerrant and infallible. God is so holy he is perfect in His being and perfect in His practice. This first point is critical to our thinking as we move into the next 5 verses which discusses both our practice and the assurance that we truly are in the faith. HEART: This message should effective my feelings toward the holiness of God by being broken before Him. I grew up an a legalistic home, so I am bent toward rating myself against myself instead of how Hebrews 12:2 puts it "looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith". This passage definitely reminds me of the importance of prayer and needing to continually remind myself there is nothing that I bring to the table. HANDS: This message should effective my life practice in response to the holiness of God by the following reasons. 1) Having a relationship that is based on truth, through regular repentance and turning toward Him in obedience. John 1:9 2) Desiring to know Him through the reading and studying of His Word. Philippians 3:10 3) Walking in the light through working out my salvation with fear and trembling. That I may be like Him. Philippians 2:12 4) Being prayerful over the temptation of pride that leads to sin, and ultimately death. James 1:15 5) Regular thankful praise for the sacrifice of Christ at the cross who has paid the penalty in my place s0 that I may live for Him and not for myself, Isaiah 12:4-5
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