A Look at I John
I John 1:3
And these things write we unto you,
that your joy may be full.
Take a look at I John.
What can we find in there to make us joyful?
Or what can we find to make
our joy full?
How much darkness is in
1:5 This then is the
message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light,
and in him is no darkness.
What does the verse say that
We are in fellowship with
God when we walk in love.
that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion
of stumbling in him.
What kind of life has God
2:25 And this is the
promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
Christ has not yet returned,
but we are sons of God right now!
3:2 Beloved, now are
we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall
see him as he is.
But when he comes, we will be
God has commanded us to
love one another.
3:22-23 And whatsoever
we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those
things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment,
That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as he gave us commandment.
We can always choose to walk
The world is full if ungodliness;
4:4 Ye are of God, little
children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in
you, than he that is in the world.
but holy spirit in you is more
powerful than any ungodly power or influence.
Claim God's promises in the
name of Jesus Christ.
You have overcome the world
because you have Christ in you.
God loved us first, and
He continues to love us.
4:18-19 There is no
fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear has
torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love
him, because he first loved us.
When we believe what God's love
has done for us,
we can be fearless.
We have been commanded to
love God and
4:21 And this commandment
have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
to love our brothers and sisters
It is God's will that we love.
His commandments are not grievous.
5:3 For this is the
love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not
That means that they are not a burden.
Not a burden at all!
God's willingness equals
His ability to answer our prayers.
5:14 And this is the
confidence that we have of him, that, if we ask any thing according to
his will, he heareth us.
If we are walking in love; then
we are trusting in His Word and His Will.
Then we have confidence that
He hears us.
Eternal life is ours.
5:13 These things have
I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye
may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name
of the Son of God.
You're right if you say that
we've already mentioned "eternal life."
God establishes His promises
in The Word by telling us again.
These verses are some highlights
from I John.
Read the whole book to learn
about God's love toward us and
about walking in love and power.
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