1st letter of John: Part 1
Chapter 1:1 to 2:27
Why was it written?
A. 1 John 1:4 to bring
B. 1 John 2:1 to help us toward
C. 1 John 5:13
to bring full assurance of eternal life
John 1:1-4 John was writing at the end of his
life. Probably he was in his eighties? It had been
60 years since he met Christ. Here he gives his
personal testimony. Many believe it was the last New
Testament book to be written.
The Keyword is: FELLOWSHIP
What is Fellowship?
John 13:23, Something shared, in common-communion,
participants Koinonia= we get the English word -
coin (something shared/passed
God and with one another
How do we live in Fellowship? 1:5-2:14
Walk (lifestyle) in the light 1:5-7
Confess sin 1:8-2:2 (continuous cleansing)
made pure from all unrighteousness v 9
Obey His commandments 2:3-6
Love one another 2:7-14 walk in harmony
What stops us having Fellowship? 2:15-27
of the world 2:15-17 Solomon: 1 Kings 11:6-10,
David: Psalm 51, Nebuchadnezzar…Daniel 4:29-31,
34 Spirit of Antichrist 1 John 2:18-27 compare
with Judas - John 13:30.