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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
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
Walking in obedience and discerning the truth: two vital tests
1 John 2
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 5:1-12
Possibly the culmination of John’s letter: Faith, the commandment, and loving all integrate into one summary statement.
Published February 7th, 2022; Updated February 8th, 2022
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1 John 5:1-12
1 John 5:1-12
1 John 5:1-12
The result of being birthed by the Father: loving others
The General statement
Everyone ... has been born
who believes
that Jesus is the Christ
of God,
and everyone ... loves whoever has been born
who loves the Father
of him.
How this works out (how we love others )
By this
we know
Means of 5:1e
that we love the children
of God,
when we love God
Content of 5:2 means
and obey his commandments.
For this is the love
of God,
that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome.
For everyone ... overcomes the world.
Means of 5:3d
who has been born of God
And this is the victory
that has overcome the world—
our faith.
5:1 re-summary
Who is it that overcomes the world
except the one who believes
that Jesus is the Son
of God?
Doctrine’s Final Testimony
The true nature of the testimony about Jesus
This is he ... Jesus Christ;
who came by water
and blood—
not ... but by the water
by the water only
and the blood.
And the Spirit is the one who testifies,
because the Spirit is the truth.
For there are three that testify:
the Spirit
Explanation 1-3
and the water
and the blood;
and these three agree.
Explanation 2
The Doctrine test: the testimony which is believed
If we receive the testimony of men,
the testimony of God is greater,
for this is the testimony
of God
Source or Possessive or Subjective
that he has borne
concerning his Son.
Whoever ... has the testimony
Explanation of 9b
in the Son
of God
in himself.
Explanation 2
Whoever ... has made him a liar,
does not believe God
because he has not believed
in the testimony
that God has borne
concerning his Son.
And this is the testimony,
that God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever ... has life;
has the Son
whoever ... does not have life.
does not have the Son
of God
5:1-5 as the Culmination of the Whole Letter; this section as “Pauline-style John” ALL the 3 Tests-Signs brought together into one integrated truth, with logical links like Paul (only here does John for once write like Paul, and it is grand!) And 5:6-12 too I believe carry on this “Pauline manner”, with more explicit (in my mind) logical links than before.
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