A STUDY IN 1 JOHN
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A STUDY IN 1 JOHN
1  FEBRUARY 4, 2018
 

John’s 3 main subjects:
1. Abide in God
2. Reject a life of sin
3. Love one another

John 1 / 1 John 1

1 John 1:5-7
5 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. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 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 cleanses us from all sin.

1. God IS light and IN the light.

Euthyphro’s Dilemma
“Are morally good acts morally good because they are willed by God, or are they willed by God because they are morally good?”

Matthew 6:33

2. Being close to God brings us close to each other.

1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another . . .

The Clapham Sect: 1780-1840

 
1 John 1:7-10
. . . And the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Galatians 5:18-23

 
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