STUDY GUIDE, I JOHN STUDY: PART I, 09.09.19

    1. “that your joy may be full” (v.4) – Identify from v.1-3, those aspects which would fulfill this statement. I.e., what is it

      But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

      that will make your joy full?

    2. Identify the 2 key characteristics of God and Christ (v.5).
    3. Identify the paradox (v.6-8)within these passages.
    4. How would you reconcile this discrepancy which we all witness, whereby believers who should be walking in the Light, are still caught in areas of Darkness in certain areas of their lives?
    5. What is the connection between having fellowship with one another, and walking in the Light?
    6. Notice the repetitive use of the word “IF” in each verse, from verse 6 – 10, inclusively. Connect the dots (in each of the 5 verses) between the condition and the required behaviour and/or desirable outcome.
    7. The first 2 verses (I John 2), in conjunction with the preceding ones in I John 1, may initially appear to house a contradiction. (a) Identify that perceived contradiction/discrepancy (b)Proceed to the next set (v.3-6) of passages & discover how they reconcile any such contradiction/discrepancy (*Linear thinkers will have difficulty with this concept, because it does not follow a rational straight-line path, but rather is cyclical, as much of life is).
    8. If Christ’s death on the Cross satisfied the Father’s requirement for our redemption, then why should believers still need to confess, keep His Word, etc.?

      But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

    9. What is our knowing Him hinged/conditional to? (1 John 2:3)
    10. Through what undertaking can the love of God be perfected in you? (1 John 2:5). 
    11.  By what means can you know that you are in Him
    12.  What does it mean to “walk just as He walked”
    13. Why should you walk just as He walked”
    14. Connect the dots between 1 John 2:6 and John 15:4-10.

 

 

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