WORD OF LIFE


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An In-depth Study

on the BOOK OF 1ST JOHN 

By Lena, and Tera Brown

Overview of the BOOK: John, the author of the Gospel of JOHN, and writer of the THREE letters of JOHN, written to the church of believers, for the purpose of EXHORTATION.

Our purpose is to simply share spiritual reflections from the book and our study.

CHAPTER 1

Subject: Divine Life, and the teaching of fellowship, and conduct of a believer.

How we ought to behave and conduct ourselves in a worthy manner, and how we are to live our lives as believers, and followers of Christ. 1st JOHN 1:1-10


That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us; That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.


REFLECTION 

Here John is explaining that he, Jesus himself whom he had seen, looked upon was the true God. John was concerned in this letter about Antichrists that brought new ideas and tried to lead God’s people astray. He is saying Jesus is God. John explains that Jesus is who he says he is, our eternal Savior.  He’s saying we have seen him ( as an apostle he walked with him) we have heard him, words our own eyes saw, heard, and felt him. John writes this letter because he does not want believers to lose their Joy by buying the lies of these Antichrist people. He says God is light and in him is no darkness, and that if we as believers, walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and Jesus’ blood, covers us from all sins. We cannot say we have no sin, less we deceive our own self and the truth is not in us. But IF we Confess our sin, he is just to forgive us.


ENCOURAGEMENT

Remember to not let nay-Sayers lead you away from the true living God, Jesus Christ. If anyone brings another gospel that is not preached by the apostles, do not even give ear to it. Believers must be able to sort out truth from falsehood, with the spirit of discernment.


Thanks for joining! We hope this has been an inspiration to you, and helpful in your study. We desire that you grow into all things Beautiful. Study to show yourself approved.

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