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Mike Chandler
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First John
1 John 1:1-5:21
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
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Published March 10th, 2021
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1 John 1:1-10
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1 John 2:1-6
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1 John 2:7-14
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1 John 2:15-29
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Main point summary
Main Proposition: God shined his light to us through Jesus, welcoming us to have fellowship with Him and each other in the knowledge of truth.
1 John 1:1-10
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1 John 1:1-10
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a That which was b from the beginning,
c which we have heard ,
d which we have seen with our eyes ,
e which we looked upon and f have touched with our hands ,
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concerning the word of life —
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g the life h was made manifest,
and we have seen it,
and i testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life,
a which was with the Father
and h was made manifest to us—
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c that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you,
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so that you too may have fellowship with us;
and indeed j our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And we are writing these things so k that our 1 joy may be complete.
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l This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,
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that m God is light , and in him is no darkness at all.
n If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness ,
we lie and o do not practice the truth.
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But p if we walk in the light, q as he is in the light ,
we have fellowship with one another,
and r the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
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s If we say we have no sin ,
we deceive ourselves,
and t the truth is not in us.
u If we confess our sins ,
he is v faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and r to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say we have not sinned ,
w we make him a liar,
and x his word is not in us.
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v. 1-5 God let his light shine to us in Jesus
v. 3 the Word of Life was given that you too may have fellowship with God and in "the beloved"
v. 4 It is the joy of the beloved to see the fellowship grow in accordance with God's will "from the beginning"
v. 6-7 God's light shown through Jesus makes us aware of the truth.
v. 8 God's light shown through Jesus makes us aware of our sin nature.
v. 9 God's light shown through Jesus makes us honest about our sin.
v. 10 God's light shown through Jesus heals us of our sin.
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Main point summary
Main Proposition: Jesus advocates for the restoration of a perfect love relationship between sinners and God.
1 John 2:1-6
1 John 2:1-6
My little children, I am writing these things to you
so that you may not sin.
But if anyone does sin,
y we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
z He is the propitiation for our sins,
and not for ours only
but a also for the sins of the whole world.
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And by this we know that we have come to know him,
if we b keep his commandments.
Whoever says “I know him”
but does not keep his commandments
c is a liar,
and c the truth is not in him,
but whoever d keeps his word,
in him truly e the love of God is perfected.
f By this we may know that we are in him:
whoever says he g abides in him
h ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
v. 1-2 Jesus advocates for the elimination of God's wrath on sinners.
v. 3-6 We will know we belong to Jesus if we look like Him. A l0ve relationship with God through Jesus Christ, characterized by obedience that flows from faith, empowering by the Holy Spirit
Main point summary
Main Proposition: As God's light shines, prefect love overcomes evil.
1 John 2:7-14
1 John 2:7-14
Beloved, I am writing you i no new commandment,
but j an old commandment k that you had from the beginning.
The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
At the same time, it is l a new commandment that I am writing to you,
which is true in him and in you,
because 1 m the darkness is passing away and n the true light is already shining .
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Whoever says he is in the light
and o hates his brother
is still in darkness.
Whoever loves his brother
abides in the light,
and in him 1 there is no p cause for stumbling.
But whoever hates his brother
is in the darkness
and q walks in the darkness,
and does not know where he is going,
because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
I am writing to you, little children,
because r your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.
I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know s him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because t you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
because u you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
because you know s him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because t you are strong,
and the word of God abides in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
v. 7-8 As God shines into t he lives of believers, the command to love one another pervades the body of Christ.
v. 9-11 Therefore, love becomes an indicator of where darkness has been conquered.
v. 12-14 Trusting the Word of Life (v. 1) welcome's God to perfect love in our lives and overcome evil.
Main point summary
Main Proposition: God is overcoming the world through the proliferation of truth, which is already exposing God's children and antichrists.
1 John 2:15-29
1 John 2:15-29
v Do not love the world or the things in the world.
w If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world— x the desires of the flesh and y the desires of the eyes and pride of life 1 —is not from the Father
but is from the world.
And z the world is passing away along with its desires,
but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Children, a it is the last hour,
and as you have heard that b antichrist is coming,
so now c many antichrists have come.
d Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
e They went out from us,
but they were not of us;
for f if they had been of us,
they would have continued with us.
But they went out,
g that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
But you have been h anointed by i the Holy One,
and j you all have knowledge. 1
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth,
but because you know it,
and because no lie is of the truth.
Who is the liar but k he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?
This is b the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
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l No one who denies the Son has the Father.
Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
Let m what you heard from the beginning abide in you.
If what you heard from the beginning abides in you,
then n you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
And this is the promise that he made to us 1 — o eternal life.
I write these things to you about p those who are trying to deceive you.
But q the anointing that you received from him abides in you,
and r you have no need that anyone should teach you.
But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and s is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
And now, little children, abide in him,
so that t when he appears u we may have confidence
and not shrink from him in shame at his v coming.
If you know that w he is righteous,
you may be sure that x everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
v. 15-16 As darkness is passing away, so is the world.
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