1 John 2:15-17

Where in this passage do you see INVITING people into conversation about the Lord?

Where in this passage do you see UNEXPECTED JOY?

Where in this passage do you see DESPERATE DEPENDENCE?

Where in this passage do you see taking a RISK for the Lord?

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16 because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.

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1 John 4:7-16

What kind of people do you struggle to love most?
Have you ever shown kindness to get something from someone in return? If so, when?
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God is Love

7 Dear friendslet us love one anotherbecause love is from Godand everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knowsGod. 8 The person who does not love does not know Godbecause God is love. 9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that Godhas sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we have loved Godbutthat he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

11 Dear friendsif God so loved usthen we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any timeIf we love one anotherGod resides in usand his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of GodGod resides in him and he in God. 16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in usGod is loveand the one who resides in love resides in Godand God resides in him.

1 John 4:7-16

What kind of people do you struggle to love most?
Have you ever shown kindness to get something from someone in return? If so, when?
Share a time when you were in awe of the love of God for you?
Share a situation where you are currently struggling to show love. How can God’s love help you extend love to that person.

God is Love

7 Dear friendslet us love one anotherbecause love is from Godand everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knowsGod. 8 The person who does not love does not know Godbecause God is love. 9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that Godhas sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we have loved Godbutthat he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

11 Dear friendsif God so loved usthen we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any timeIf we love one anotherGod resides in usand his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of GodGod resides in him and he in God. 16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in usGod is loveand the one who resides in love resides in Godand God resides in him.

1 John 2:12-14

Where in this passage do you see INVITING people into conversation about the Lord?

Where in this passage do you see UNEXPECTED JOY?

Where in this passage do you see DESPERATE DEPENDENCE?

Where in this passage do you see taking a RISK for the Lord?

 

Words of Reassurance

12 I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of his name. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one. 14 I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.

1 John 2:3-11

Where in this passage do you see INVITING people into conversation about the Lord?

Where in this passage do you see UNEXPECTED JOY?

Where in this passage do you see DESPERATE DEPENDENCE?

Where in this passage do you see taking a RISK for the Lord?

Keeping God’s Commandments

3 Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments. 4 The one who says “I have come to knowGodand yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. 5 But whoever obeys his word, trulyin this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him. 6 The one who says he resides in God oughthimself to walk just as Jesus walked.

7 Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning.The old commandment is the word that you have already heard. 8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to youwhich is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. 9 The one who says he isin the light but still hates his fellow Christian is still in the darkness. 10 The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 1:5 – 2:2

Where in this passage do you see INVITING people into conversation about the Lord?

Where in this passage do you see UNEXPECTED JOY?

Where in this passage do you see DESPERATE DEPENDENCE?

Where in this passage do you see taking a RISK for the Lord?

 

God Is Light, So We Must Walk in the Light

5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. 7 But ifwe walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses usfrom all sin. 8 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess oursins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

2:1 (My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, 2 and he himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.

1 John 1:1-4

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Where in this passage do you see UNEXPECTED JOY?

Where in this passage do you see DESPERATE DEPENDENCE?

Where in this passage do you see taking a RISK for the Lord?

The Prologue to the Letter

1 This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life 2 and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testifyand announce to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us). 3 What we have seen and heard we announce to you too, so that you may have fellowship with us (and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son JesusChrist). 4 Thus we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.