STUDY GUIDE, I JOHN 5:1-12, 18.09.19

  1. What provides evidence of your love for God? (v.2,3)
  2. How do you understand the importance of believing in “him who is begotten of Him,” & loving “Him Who begot”? (v.1) What can you connect this to?
  3.  What are the 2 requirements necessary to be able to say you “love the children of God”? (v.2)
  4.   What is the prerequisite to overcoming the world? (v.4,5) What is the key to overcoming the world?   
  5. Besides believing, it is necessary to exercise, & demonstrate your _______________ & __________________.
  6. What do you understand that is meant by “he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood” (v.6)?
  7. There are many different interpretations of this passage (above). Refer to  https://biblehub.com/commentaries/1_john/5-6.htm and do some of your own digging. (Only Jesus/Yeshua was fully born through the shedding of blood in addition to the breaking of a mother’s water at the time of birthing, which is another explanation i have heard, which confirms His special status as being not only a “man” but also Deity.)
  8.  V. 7 & 8 – why do you think the Spirit, and the water and the blood, testify, and agree to declare that Jesus/Yeshua is the Son of God?
  9. V. 9 would appear to connect the dots & pull this all together. Now go back to verse 6 and see that by connecting each of these verses & concepts, your understanding will expand.
  10. Study v.10-12: (a) “Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself” is referring to the ____________  _____________. (b) What is the central theme here?  (c) Without believing in ___  _______ of _______ there is no hope for _____________  life.

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