Its purpose was to warn about the increasing threat of false teachings and to reassure christians of their faith. This beginning goes back to the incarnation and the earthly life of jesus. Book of 1 john tests of eternal life we profess to have placed our faith in the lord jesus christ alone for salvation but how do we truly know that we are saved. No other book of the bible talks about love as often as first john. Written late in the 1st century, the apostle john wrote the book to provide boundaries on our beliefs about christ. The early christian church was afflicted with doubts, persecution, and false teaching, and the apostle john addressed all three in his encouraging book of 1 john. Approaches to the structure of 1 john anyone attempting to work on the structure of 1 john would do well to stop for a moment and reflect on just how different this letter is, especially in comparison with contemporary examples of letters and with 2 and 3 john both of which exhibit almost all the characteristics of first century a. Stay long enough to gaze as you work through the lessons. John presents some objective passfail tests that we can apply to our own life. A number of reasons were involved in writing 1 john. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading understanding chess move by move. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the father, jesus christ the righteous. Early christian tradition identified this work as a letter of john the apostle.
Written by john the elder to house church believers, 1 john, 2 john, 3 john echo the gospel of john. There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the johannine works. The parallelisms in 1 john are striking for their simplicity. He first established his credentials as as an eyewitness to the resurrection of jesus christ, mentioning that his hands had touched the risen savior. They emphasize that god is light and love and every true.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touchedthis we proclaim concerning the word of life. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of john in the bible king james version. The gospel according to john, book 1, verses 1 to 5. These small group studies of 1 john contain outlines, crossreferences, bible study discussion questions, and applications. The third epistle of john, often referred to as third john and written 3 john or iii john, is the antepenultimate book of the new testament and attributed to john the evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the gospel of john and the other two epistles of john. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. Since the letter identifies no specific church, location, or individual to whom it was sent, its classification is as a general epistle.
Step 1 create an account or log in to start your free trial. It has no traditional introduction from whom, to whom. The father heart of god is perfectly seen in the life and ministry of jesus christ. Tony evans challenges christians who have grown comfortable and complacent in their faith. Although the author never gives his name, up until the fourth century no one ever questioned that john the apostle was the author. Our love for god is reflected in how we love our neighbor. Dodd identified the gospel of john and 1 john as works of different authors. The key personalities are the apostles peter and paul. Intro to 1 john biblica the international bible society.
Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy. Introduction to 1 john bible exposition commentary. The book of 1 john is not a personal letter nor a letter written to one church as much as it is an impassioned office memo from headquarters corporate letter. This summary of the book of 1 john provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 1 john. The first book of john niv audio holy bible youtube. Echoing jesus, 1 john says that in eternity past, jesus was with the father and came to reveal to us that our fellowship is with the father 1 john 1. Understanding chess move by move kindle edition by nunn, john. The apostle john is the author of the gospel of john, 1, 2, and 3 john and revelation. About one in every 50 words is a form of lovethat makes for about 52 mentions of love in just five short chapters. Since the author of 1 john seems to build on concepts and themes found in the fourth gospel see 1jn 2.
Online bible study through 1 john the book of 1st john is a book of great encouragement and teaching for the believer. The first epistle of john, often referred to as first john and written 1 john or i john, is the first of the johannine epistles of the new testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles. Our secret sins are in the light of thy pure countenance. Though ive only done the first 3 lessons so far, ive seen incredibly little in it about the historical setting of 1 john, and it refers much more to other books of the bible than to 1 john. What is the difference between the gospel of john and 1. God manifested in jesus christ, that man may have fellowship with the father through the son. Book of first john overview insight for living ministries. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, jesus christ the righteous.
Visit our library of inductive bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the bible you can use in your small group. Dionysius noted that john did not name himself in his epistles, not even in the second and third epistles, although they are short. It is written by the discipleapostle john around 8595 a. Although the first epistle of john does not bear any authors name it was never seriously doubted that the apostle john is. Book of 1 john bible survey who was john the apostle in the bible.
X audio is now playing, turn on your speakers and raise volume. What are some of the signs of genuine saving faith. David guzik commentary on 1 john 1 emphasizes the center of our relationship to god, which is found in jesus christ, who is life and light. The content, style, and vocabulary seem to warrant the conclusion that these three epistles were addressed to the same readers as the gospel of john. The fruit of fellowship with christ i write these things to you who believe in the name of the son of god so that you may know that you have eternal life. The structure of 1 john is difficult to outline because transitional verses and paragraphs may be placed with preceding or following verses. This is being aired by permission of the holder litchfield associates, all rights.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of jesus, his son, purifies us from all sin. Those are 2 different gospels, the book of mark and the books of john 1 and john 2. Whittier secret sin down here is open scandal in heaven. Near the end of the 1st century, john was exiled to the island of patmos. Because of its resemblance to the fourth gospel in style. John bible book with full chapters king james version. Understanding chess move by move kindle edition by nunn. John 1 john 2 john 3 john revelation only paul authored more new testament books than john. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the fatherjesus christ, the righteous one. The book of 1 st john is a general epistle apostolic letter. This outline of 1 john is intended to help you study gods word. The author of the first epistle is termed john the evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as john the apostle. Watch our overview video on the letters of john, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.1273 187 15 1155 491 16 1556 467 995 883 1286 741 647 235 986 1137 632 753 930 794 645 62 628 142 351 850 1038 1336 354 1212 596 24 1332 1415 1191