1 John 1: These things we declare to you, that you may have fellowship with us

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1 John Chapter 1:1-4

That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:1-4
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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—
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the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
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that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
  1. What had John heard, seen, looked upon and handled?
    1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—
  2. What had been manifested (brought to light) to them?
    1 John 1:2
    the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
  3. What did he bear witness to and declare?
    1 John 1:2
    the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
  4. Who had Jesus been with?
    1 John 1:2
    the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
  5. Who was Jesus manifest to?
    1 John 1:2
    the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
  6. Why did he declare what he had seen and heard?
    1 John 1:3
    that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
  7. Who did he truly have fellowship with?
    1 John 1:3
    that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
  8. Why did John write these things to us?
    1 John 1:4
    And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

1 JohnChapter1:5-7

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1 John 1:5-7
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This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
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If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
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But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
  1. What is the message that John had heard and was declaring?
    1 John 1:5
    This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
  2. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, what are we really doing?
    1 John 1:6
    If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
  3. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, who will we have fellowship with?
    1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
  4. If we walk in the light, what with the blood of Jesus cleanse us from?
    1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 JohnChapter1:8-10

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8-10
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If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  1. If we say that we have no sin; who are we deceiving?
    1 John 1:8
    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
  2. If we say that we have no sin; what is not in us?
    1 John 1:8
    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
  3. If we confess our sins, what is He faithful to forgive us of?
    1 John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  4. What will He cleanse us from?
    1 John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  5. If we say that we have not sinned; what are we calling Him?
    1 John 1:10
    If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  6. If we say that we have not sinned; what is not in us?
    1 John 1:10
    If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2: I write to you, so that you may not sin

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1 JohnChapter2:1-2

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.

1 John 2:1-2
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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.
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He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
  1. Why did John write these things?
    1 John 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.
  2. If we sin, what do we have with the Father?
    1 John 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.
  3. Who is the propitiation (full payment) for our sins?
    1 John 2:2
    He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
  4. Who else is this for?
    1 John 2:2
    He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 JohnChapter2:3-6

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 John 2:3-6
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And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
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Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
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but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
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whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
  1. How do we know that we know Him?
    1 John 2:3
    And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
  2. If a person says he knows Him and does not keep His commandments, what is he?
    1 John 2:4
    Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
  3. a. Who is the love of God truly perfected in? If we do this, whate do we know?
    1 John 2:5
    but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
  4. How should we walk?
    1 John 2:6
    whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 JohnChapter2:7-8

At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

1 John 2:7-8
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Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
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At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
  1. How long had they had the old commandment?
    1 John 2:7
    Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
  2. Who is the new commandment true in?
    1 John 2:8
    At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
  3. What is passing away?
    1 John 2:8
    At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
  4. What is already shining?
    1 John 2:8
    At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

1 JohnChapter2:9-11

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

1 John 2:9-11
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Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
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Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
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But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
  1. When a person says that he is in the light, but hates his brother, what is he actually in?
    1 John 2:9
    Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
  2. When a person loves his brother, what does he abide in?
    1 John 2:10
    Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
  3. Why will he not stumble?
    1 John 2:10
    Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
  4. What does he who hates his brother, walk in?
    1 John 2:11
    But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
  5. Why does he not know where he is going?
    1 John 2:11
    But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 JohnChapter2:12-14

I am writing to you, fathers, 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, children, because you know the Father.

1 John 2:12-14
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I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
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I am writing to you, fathers, 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, children, because you know the Father.
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I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
  1. What does John want little children to know about their sins?
    1 John 2:12
    I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
  2. For whose sake are they forgiven?
    1 John 2:12
    I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
  3. Why did he write to fathers?
    1 John 2:13
    I am writing to you, fathers, 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, children, because you know the Father.
  4. Who have young men overcome?
    1 John 2:13
    I am writing to you, fathers, 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, children, because you know the Father.
  5. Why did he write to little children?
    1 John 2:13
    I am writing to you, fathers, 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, children, because you know the Father.
  6. Who do fathers know?
    1 John 2:14
    I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
  7. Why are young men strong?
    1 John 2:14
    I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

1 JohnChapter2:15-17

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.

1 John 2:15-17
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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.
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For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
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And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
  1. What are we not to love?
    1 John 2:15
    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.
  2. If anyone loves the world, what is not in them?
    1 John 2:15
    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.
  3. What three things does John say are in the world?
    1 John 2:16
    For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
  4. Who are all these things not of?
    1 John 2:16
    For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
  5. What is happening to the world?
    1 John 2:17
    And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
  6. What is passing away with the world?
    1 John 2:17
    And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
  7. Who will live or abide forever?
    1 John 2:17
    And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 JohnChapter2:18-19

Children, 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.

1 John 2:18-19
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Children, 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.
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They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
  1. What hour did John say that it was?
    1 John 2:18
    Children, 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.
  2. Who had they heard was coming?
    1 John 2:18
    Children, 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.
  3. Who had already come back then?
    1 John 2:18
    Children, 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.
  4. What do we know by this?
    1 John 2:18
    Children, 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.
  5. Why had some gone out from them?
    1 John 2:19
    They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
  6. If they were of them, who would they have continued with?
    1 John 2:19
    They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
  7. When they went out, what did it manifest (bring to light) about them?
    1 John 2:19
    They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.

1 JohnChapter2:20-23

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:20-23
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But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
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I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
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Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
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No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
  1. Who do we have an anointing from?
    1 John 2:20
    But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
  2. What things will He allow us to know?
    1 John 2:20
    But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
  3. Why did John write to them?
    1 John 2:21
    I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
  4. What are lies not of?
    1 John 2:21
    I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
  5. What does a liar deny about Jesus?
    1 John 2:22
    Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
  6. What is a person who denies the Father and the Son?
    1 John 2:22
    Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
  7. If a person denies the Son, who do they not have?
    1 John 2:23
    No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
  8. If a person confesses or acknowledges Jesus, who do they have also?
    1 John 2:23
    No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

1 JohnChapter2:24-25

If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 2:24-25
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Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
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And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.
  1. What should we let abide in us?
    1 John 2:24
    Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
  2. If what you heard from the beginning (the true gospel) abides in you, who will you abide in?
    1 John 2:24
    Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
  3. What promise has He given us?
    1 John 2:25
    And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.

1 JohnChapter2:26-27

I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.

1 John 2:26-27
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I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
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But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
  1. Why did John write these things?
    1 John 2:26
    I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
  2. Who do we have an anointing from?
    1 John 2:27
    But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
  3. If a deceiver tries to sway us from the true gospel, why do we not need them?
    1 John 2:27
    But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
  4. Who have we received our anointing from that teaches us all things?
    1 John 2:27
    But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 JohnChapter2:28-29

If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of Him.

1 John 2:28-29
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And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
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If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
  1. Why are we to abide in Him?
    1 John 2:28
    And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
  2. If we abide in Him, what confidence can we have now?
    1 John 2:28
    And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
  3. What do we know about everyone who practices righteousness?
    1 John 2:29
    If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

1 John 4: Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits

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1 John Chapter 4:1-3

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1-3
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Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
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and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  1. What are we not to believe?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  2. What are we to do with the spirits (prophecies)?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  3. Why must we do this?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  4. If a Spirit is of God, what will they confess about Jesus?
    1 John 4:2
    By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
  5. If a Spirit is not of God, who are they not born of?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  6. What is this the spirit of?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  7. What spirit is already in the world?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

1 JohnChapter4:4-6

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:4-6
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Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
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They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
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We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  1. If you are of God, who have you overcome?
    1 John 4:4
    Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  2. Why can we overcome them?
    1 John 4:4
    Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  3. What are they of?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  4. How do they speak?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  5. Who hears them?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  6. Who was John of?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  7. If a person know God, will they hear John?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  8. Who will not hear John?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  9. What do we know by this?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 JohnChapter4:7-11

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God..

1 John 4:7-11
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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
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Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
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In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
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In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
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Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
  1. Why are we to love one another?
    1 John 4:7
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  2. Who is born of God?
    1 John 4:7
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  3. Who is not of God?
    1 John 4:8
    Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  4. What did God do, to manifest His love toward us?
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
  5. Why did He do this?
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
  6. What is this love in?
    1 John 4:10
    In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  7. Who is the propitiation (full payment) for our sins?
    1 John 4:10
    In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  8. Beloved, if God so loved us, what should we do?
    1 John 4:11
    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 JohnChapter4:12-16

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:12-16
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No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
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By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
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And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
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Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
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So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  1. Who has seen god?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  2. If we love one another, who abides in us?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  3. What has been perfected in us?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  4. How do we know that we abide in Him, and He in us?
    1 John 4:13
    By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
  5. What had John seen and testified of?
    1 John 4:14
    And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
  6. If a person confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, who abide in him?
    1 John 4:15
    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
  7. Who does He abide in?
    1 John 4:15
    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
  8. What have we known and believed?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  9. What is God?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  10. Who abides in God?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  11. Who does God abide in?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 JohnChapter4:17-19

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:17-19
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By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
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We love because he first loved us.
  1. Because we have boldness in the day of judgment, what does this show has been perfected among us?
    1 John 4:17
    By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
  2. How are we to be in this world?
    1 John 4:17
    By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
  3. Why is there no fear in love?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  4. What does fear involve?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  5. If a person fears, what has not happened?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  6. Why do we love Him?
    1 John 4:19
    We love because he first loved us.

1 JohnChapter4:20-21

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen?

1 John 4:20-21
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If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
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And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
  1. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, what is he?
    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
  2. If he does not love his brother whom he has seen, who can he not love?
    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
  3. What commandment do we have from God?
    1 John 4:21
    And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 3: He who has this hope in Him purifies himself

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1 John Chapter 3:1-3

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 3:1-3
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See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
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Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
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And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
  1. Because His love have been bestowed on us, what are we called?
    1 John 3:1
    See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
  2. Why does the world not know us?
    1 John 3:1
    See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
  3. When are we children of God?
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
  4. What has not been revealed?
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
  5. When He is revealed, why will we be like Him?
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
  6. What does everyone who has this hope do to himself
    1 John 3:3
    And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 JohnChapter3:4-6

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:4-6
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Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
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You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
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No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
  1. If a person sins, what are they coming?
    1 John 3:4
    Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
  2. What is sin?
    1 John 3:4
    Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
  3. What did He com to take away?
    1 John 3:5
    You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
  4. What is not in Him?
    1 John 3:5
    You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
  5. If a person abides in Him, what do they not practice?
    1 John 3:6
    No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
  6. If a person practices sin, who have they not seen or known?
    1 John 3:6
    No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 JohnChapter3:7-9

Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

1 John 3:7-9
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Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
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Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
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No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.
  1. What do we know about anyone who practices righteousness?
    1 John 3:7
    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
  2. Will people try to deceive you about this?
    1 John 3:7
    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
  3. If a person practices sin, who are they of?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  4. What did the devil do from the beginning?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  5. For what purpose was Jesus manifested (came in the flesh)?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  6. If a person is born of God, what do they not practice?
    1 John 3:9
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.
  7. Why does His seed remain in him?
    1 John 3:9
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 JohnChapter3:10-12

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:10-12
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By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
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For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
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We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
  1. What is revealed or manifest in this?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  2. If a person does not practice righteousness, who are they not of?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  3. If a person does love his brother, who are they not of?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  4. What message have we heard from the beginning?
    1 John 3:11
    For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
  5. Who are we not to be like?
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
  6. Why did Cain murder his brother?
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

1 JohnChapter3:13-15

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 3:13-15
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Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
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We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
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Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
  1. What should we not marvel about?
    1 John 3:13
    Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
  2. How do know that we have passed from death to life?
    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
  3. If a person does not love, what does he abide in?
    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
  4. If a person hates his brother, what is he?
    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
  5. What does not murderer have?
    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 JohnChapter3:16-17

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 John 3:16-17
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By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
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But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?
  1. How do we know love?
    1 John 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
  2. What should we do?
    1 John 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
  3. If you have the goods and see your brother in need, what is not in you if you close your heart to him?
    1 John 3:17
    But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 JohnChapter3:18-24

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1 John 3:18-24
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Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
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By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
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for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
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Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
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and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
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And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
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Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
  1. How are we not to love?
    1 John 3:18
    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
  2. How are we to love?
    1 John 3:18
    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
  3. What do we know by this?
    1 John 3:19
    By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
  4. What does this assure?
    1 John 3:19
    By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
  5. If our heart condemns us, who is greater than our heart?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  6. What does God know?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  7. If you close your heart to your brother in need, does God know it?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  8. If our heart does not condemn us, what do we have?
    1 John 3:21
    Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
  9. If our heart does not condemn us, and we ask for something from God, what will happen?
    1 John 3:22
    and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
  10. Why does He do this?
    1 John 3:22
    and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
  11. What is the commandment did He give us?
    1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
  12. Why should we do this?
    1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
  13. If you keep His commandments, who do you abide in?
    1 John 3:24
    Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
  14. How do we know that He abide in us?
    1 John 3:24
    Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1 John 5: There is sin leading to death, and sin not leading to death

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1 John Chapter 5:1-5

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

1 John 5:1-5
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Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
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By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
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For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
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For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
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Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
  1. What does a person believe about Jesus if they have been born of God?
    1 John 5:1
    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
  2. Who will they love?
    1 John 5:1
    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
  3. How do we know the love of God?
    1 John 5:2
    By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
  4. What is the love of God?
    1 John 5:3
    For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
  5. Are His commandments burdensome?
    1 John 5:3
    For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
  6. If you are born of God, what will you overcome?
    1 John 5:4
    For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
  7. Who is he who overcomes the world?
    1 John 5:5
    Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 JohnChapter5:6-8

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

1 John 5:6-8
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This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
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For there are three that testify:
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the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.
  1. How did Jesus come?
    1 John 5:6
    This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
  2. Beside the water, how did He come?
    1 John 5:6
    This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
  3. Who bears witness to this?
    1 John 5:6
    This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
  4. What is the Spirit?
    1 John 5:6
    This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
  5. Who are the three that bear witness in heaven?
    1 John 5:7
    For there are three that testify:
  6. What are these three?
    1 John 5:7
    For there are three that testify:
  7. What three bears witness on earth?
    1 John 5:8
    the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.
  8. How do these three agree?
    1 John 5:8
    the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

1 JohnChapter5:9-13

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:9-13
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If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.
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Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.
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And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
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I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
  1. If we receive the witness of men, what is greater?
    1 John 5:9
    If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.
  2. Who does the witness of God testify of?
    1 John 5:9
    If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.
  3. If you believe in the Son of God, what do you have?
    1 John 5:10
    Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.
  4. If a person does not believe God, why have they made (called) Him a liar?
    1 John 5:10
    Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.
  5. What has God given us?
    1 John 5:11
    And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  6. What is this life in?
    1 John 5:11
    And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  7. Who has life?
    1 John 5:12
    Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
  8. Who does not have life?
    1 John 5:12
    Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
  9. Why did John write these things?
    1 John 5:13
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
  10. What do we know?
    1 John 5:13
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
  11. What can we continue to believe in?
    1 John 5:13
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 JohnChapter5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

1 John 5:14-15
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And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
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And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
  1. What confidence do we have in Him?
    1 John 5:14
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
  2. If we know that He hears us, what do we know that we have?
    1 John 5:15
    And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 JohnChapter5:16-17

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.

1 John 5:16-17
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If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
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All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
  1. If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and what will God give him?
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
  2. Is there sin not leading to death?
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
  3. Is there sin that is leading to death?
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
  4. What is all unrighteousness?
    1 John 5:17
    All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
  5. Is there sin not leading to death?
    1 John 5:17
    All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

1 JohnChapter5:18-21

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

1 John 5:18-21
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We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
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We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
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And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
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Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
  1. What do we that a person who is born of God does not practice?
    1 John 5:18
    We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
  2. If a person keeps himself from sin, who will not touch him?
    1 John 5:18
    We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
  3. What do we know about ourselves?
    1 John 5:19
    We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
  4. What is the whole world under?
    1 John 5:19
    We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
  5. What has the Son of God come and given us that we may know?
    1 John 5:20
    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
  6. Who are we in?
    1 John 5:20
    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
  7. What is this?
    1 John 5:20
    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
  8. What are we to keep ourselves from?
    1 John 5:21
    Little children, keep yourselves from idols.