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All of 1 John: a set of phrases and a Final "Book Bracket." Jesus came to this earth for us, so that we would show the 3 signs of life.
1 JOhn 1:1-5:21
The results of the child of God, who has the 3 signs of life: confidence in prayer
1 John 5:13-21
Possibly the culmination of John’s letter: Faith, the commandment, and loving all integrate into one summary statement.
1 John 5:1-12
The end goal of our lives as Christians: to be perfected in love
1 John 4:7-21
John adds layers of depth to 2 of his tests of life: first the loving test, and then the believing test
1 John 3:11-4:6
The Sweet Reality of being God’s Child itself ; the equally true and Forceful Reality of Non-Sinning because you are God’s Child
1 John 2:28-3:10
John's message: The Life we have in the Son of God will dramatically change our daily walk.
1 John 1:1-10
Paul's use of the εν preposition in his letters: one of the key elements to our relationship with Jesus
Philippians class
Paul's use of the word συν (with): in some ways, just as significant as the word εν (in) in showing our deep and profound union with Jesus.
Greek Cross-Training
Paul presses on by asking the Philippians to join him in his intense, joyous struggle!
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Paul is boldly but humbly putting himself forward as a great model of Christ's humility
Philippians 3:1-11
2 Great Examples of humility that Paul presents to the Philippians
Philippians 2:19-30
God has already worked his great act of resurrection in us!
Ephesians 2:1-10
A supreme model of trusting in the LORD alone
2 Kings 19:1-7
Bringing God’s Word into a perennial topic of debate
Genesis 1
God in all the world!
Psalm 8
Taking a stand
Galatians 1:11-17
Putting the LORD’s priorities before your own, always!
Haggai 1
The reality of God is seen in all Creation, without one doubt at all!
Romans 1:18-23
A true way to love
John 13:1-17
Through Peter’s first message to the Gentiles, the wall between Jew and Gentile has been torn down forever.
Acts 11:1-18
We are the Children of Light, those who eagerly anticipate the Return of the King!!
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Bring God into your home life, and then God’s word can enter into you!
James 1:19-21
Two babies, foretold of old in His word, different, but both necessary for the Great Salvation that the Father promised us.
Luke 1:67-79
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
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1 John Phrasing
1 John 2
Walking in obedience and discerning the truth: two vital tests
Published February 2nd, 2022; Updated February 2nd, 2022
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1 John 2
1 John 2
1 John 2:1-27
1 John: a letter to keep people from sin (and a powerful backup if they do!)
My little children,
I am writing these things
to you
so that you may not sin.
Purpose Advantage
But ... we have an advocate
Concessive (non-gram)
if anyone does sin,
with the Father,
Jesus Christ
the righteous.
He is the propitiation
Explanation 2 (non-gram)
for our sins,
Purpose Advantage 1
and not for ours only
but also for the sins
Purpose Advantage 2
of the whole world.
Evidence of a True Knowledge of Jesus: Walking in Commandments
And ... we know
by this
that we have come to know him,
if we keep his commandments.
Whoever ... is a liar,
Expl 1 (non-gram)
“I know him”
but does not keep his commandments
and the truth is not in him,
Explanation 2
but whoever ... in him truly the love ... is perfected.
Expl 2 (non-gram)
keeps his word,
of God
By this
we may know
that we are in him:
whoever ... ought to walk
he abides
in him
Locative sphere
in the same way
in which he walked.
The Old Commandment is the Message of Chapter 1: to walk in the light, since God himself is light
I am writing you ... but an old commandment
no new commandment,
that you had
from the beginning.
The old commandment is the word
that you have heard.
At the same time, it is a new commandment
that I am writing
to you,
which is true
in him
Locative Spheres 1-2
and in you,
because the darkness is passing away
Grounds 1-2
and the true light is already shining.
2 Different Ways of Walking, Illustrated
Whoever ... is still in darkness.
says he is in the light
and hates his brother
Whoever ... abides in the light,
loves his brother
and in him
there is no cause for stumbling.
But whoever ... is in the darkness
hates his brother
Explanations 1-3
and walks in the darkness,
and does not know
where he is going,
because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
1 John: a letter to those who know God, to those forgiven, to those with victory over Satan
I am writing
to you,
little children,
because your sins are forgiven
for his name’s sake.
Deep Ground
I am writing
to you,
because you know him
who is from the beginning.
I am writing
to you,
young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.
I write
to you,
because you know the Father.
I write
to you,
because you know him
who is from the beginning.
I write
to you,
young men,
because you are strong,
Ground 1
of God
and the word ... abides
Ground 2
in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
Ground 3
2 different ways of walking (just new terms, that’s it)
Do not love the world
or the things
in the world.
If anyone loves the world,
the love ... is not in him.
Ground (non-gramm)
of the Father
Objective (mainly)
For all that is in the world—
the desires
Content 1
of the flesh
Attributive (source?)
and the desires
Content 2
of the eyes
Attributive (poss, subj)
and pride
Content 3
of life —
Source (producer?)
is not from the Father
but is from the world.
And the world is passing away
along with its desires,
but whoever ... abides forever.
does the will
of God
The time of false professors and your True Discernment I
it is the last hour,
and as you have heard
that antichrist is coming,
so now many antichrists have come.
Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
They went out
from us,
but they were not of us;
for ... they would have continued
if they had been of us,
with us.
But they went out,
that it might become plain
that they all are not of us.
But you have been anointed
by the Holy One,
and you all have knowledge.
I write
to you,
not because you do not know the truth,
but because you know it,
Grounds 1-2
and because no lie is of the truth.
False Professors and your True Discernment (Abiding) II
Who is the liar
but he
who denies that Jesus is the Christ?
This is the antichrist,
Explanation (non-gram)
who denies the Father
and the Son.
No one ... has the Father.
who denies the Son
Whoever ... has the Father also.
confesses the Son
Let what you heard ... abide
from the beginning
in you.
Locative sphere
from the beginning
If what you heard ... abides
in you,
Locative sphere
then you too will abide
in the Son
Locative spheres 1-2
and in the Father.
And this is the promise
that he made
to us —
Purpose advantage
eternal life.
I write these things
to you
about those
who are trying to deceive you.
But the anointing ... abides
that you received
from him
in you,
Locative sphere
and you have no need
that anyone should teach you.
But as his anointing teaches you
about everything,
Content 1
and is true,
Explanation 1-2
and is no lie—
just as it has taught you,
abide in him.
Content 2 (Main)
My own personal translation of "Whoever" in this chapter "This is the man who..."
Old : because they had heard this command countless times since becoming a Christian New : because before coming to Jesus, they had never heard it
2:16 translation all the things that are in the world, they are sourced in the “world system at a large”
Observations for commentary searching 1. Why sudden introduction of Antichrists? It is about the “Doctrine test”, which he will now introduce 2. What is verse 20ff connection of Anointing to Antichrist protection? It is showing that the Holy Spirit himself will lead us to internally know what is True Doctrine
General Overview of 1 John 2 *Emphasis of the Nature of the Christian’s walk *Purpose of the letter given 2 times: to not sin, to be re-assured that they do know god *Discernment of Doctrine: given to us as to who are or are not False Christians
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