1 John 5:13 , answers. JOHN'S FIRST LETTER. Everyone who loves has been born of God(FI) and knows God. 1. John and Peter and Paul all have different ministries, as I have suggested. 18 There is no fear in love. JOHN'S AIM IN WRITING THIS EPISTLE (1:1-4) A. 19 We love because he first loved us. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness. (BJ) 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh,(BK) the lust of the eyes,(BL) and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. (GK) 21 And he has given us this command:(GL) Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.(GM). 2 The life appeared;(D) we have seen it and testify to it,(E) and we proclaim to you the eternal life,(F) which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (CX) And in him is no sin. (DD) The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. (FM) 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(FN) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (DX) 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister(DY) is a murderer,(DZ) and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. (DV) 14 We know that we have passed from death to life,(DW) because we love each other. John wrote, "In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (EB) And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (EE) 18 Dear children,(EF) let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) But perfect love drives out fear,(GF) because fear has to do with punishment. When he came back, he was discussing India at the home of some of his friends, and the talk drifted to missions, and this man, out of his wide experience, about five months in India, said, "I have no use for missions and missionaries. 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.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. (R) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(S) and purify us from all unrighteousness. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (1 John 1:1-4 RSV) Three things are highlighted for us in this introduction: A relationship, a fellowship, and a joy that follows. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. S Lk 24:48; Jn 1:14; 19:35; Ac 4:20; 2Pe 1:16; 1Jn 4:14, Jn 1:1-4; 11:25; 14:6; 1Ti 3:16; 1Pe 1:20; 1Jn 3:5, 8, Jn 3:19-21; 8:12; 2Co 6:14; Eph 5:8; 1Jn 2:11, ver 12, 13, 28; 1Jn 3:7, 18; 4:4; 5:21; S 1Th 2:11, ver 11; Lev 19:17; 1Jn 3:10, 15, 16; 4:20, 21, Jn 13:34, 35; 15:12; 1Jn 4:7, 11, 21; 2Jn 5, S Lk 24:47; Jn 1:12; 3:18; 20:31; 1Co 6:11; 1Jn 5:13, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. 1 John 4 - NIV: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. NT Letters: 1 John 1:4 And we write these things to you (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo). And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. A primary pronoun of the first person I. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural. 1 John 4:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV) Love for God and One Another. (DO), 11 For this is the message you heard(DP) from the beginning:(DQ) We should love one another. Introduction. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. (T) 10 If we claim we have not sinned,(U) we make him out to be a liar(V) and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:4. 19 They went out from us,(BR) but they did not really belong to us. Commentary on 1 John 1:1-4 (Read 1 John 1:1-4 ) That essential Good, that uncreated Excellence, which had been from the beginning, from eternity, as equal with the Father, and which at length appeared in human nature for the salvation of sinners, was the great subject concerning which the apostle wrote to … (EC) 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them,(ED) how can the love of God be in that person? (W), 2 My dear children,(X) I write this to you so that you will not sin. But it must all begin with this matter of relationship, for John is concerned first about the family of God. It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. He calls this person "The Word of Life." (BB), 14 I write to you, dear children,(BC) because you know the Father.I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate(Y) with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (P), 8 If we claim to be without sin,(Q) we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (AD) 4 Whoever says, “I know him,”(AE) but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. Throughout his Gospel John presents Jesus Christ as the one in whom spiritual, eternal life is to be found. And these things we write, so that our joy might be complete. 1 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 touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 1 John 1:4, KJV: "And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. (AZ)I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome(BA) the evil one. Calm delight. [g](BV) 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it(BW) and because no lie comes from the truth. The Incarnation of the Word of Life. (FG), 7 Dear friends, let us love one another,(FH) for love comes from God. (BI) If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[f] is not in them. Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. (CB), 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 17:1; 26:37), being an eyewitness to and participant in Jesus’ earthly ministry (1:1-4). God is *light and we should walk in the *light. (GA) Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc. (CT) 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves,(CU) just as he is pure. 4. (CA) 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness,(M) we lie and do not live out the truth. (EL) 23 And this is his command: to believe(EM) in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,(EN) and to love one another as he commanded us. These things , and no other: 2 Corinthians 1:13 , much less, smaller and more trifling things, as the defenders of traditions say.— γράφομεν ὑμῖν , we write to you ) To this present the past, I have written , ch. (CN) And that is what we are! 1 John 1:4, NASB: "These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete." Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.a. (CF), 28 And now, dear children,(CG) continue in him, so that when he appears(CH) we may be confident(CI) and unashamed before him at his coming. 1 John 1:1-10. 1-john 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. As John continues his introduction of Jesus, he focuses on the pair of words: Light and life. (CZ) No one who continues to sin has either seen him(DA) or known him. (AF) 5 But if anyone obeys his word,(AG) love for God[c] is truly made complete in them. God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, but most of all, to be met by a relationship with Him. (FX) 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,(FY) God lives in them and they in God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,(EX) which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. (AV) They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. (FC) 5 They are from the world(FD) and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. The reason the Son of God(DG) appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. CONCERNS THE "WORD OF LIFE" (1) 1. 18 Dear children, this is the last hour;(BO) and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,(BP) even now many antichrists have come. 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