We will examine the last five verses of First John and this will conclude our study on this awesome letter from the Apostle John. In these verses we will dig into the subjects of sin, victory and remaining faithful to Christ. This is a great way to end this series.
Love and faith are the subjects in this lesson. It is important that we understand these two integral components of Biblical Christianity. Since our salvation is defined and determined by God, it is rather important that we know what He has to say on the matter. Our opinions are of no value when it comes to salvation and eternity.
This lesson comes out of First John 4:19-5:1. John continues his discourse on love and presses home what it means to be a genuine follower of Jesus. One key evidence that we have truly been born again is that we begin to love others like Jesus loves us, which is selflessly and sacrificially. This is a good and timely message.
The apostle John is still pressing home his teaching on love as we study verses 11-15 of the fourth chapter of First John. We will see the necessity of giving evidence that we are genuine followers of Jesus. Confession without a life that proves the validity of our confession is more than worthless, because it can be destructive. But when the true faith is lived out, the benefits are awesome.
In First John 4:4-8 there are two topics that we will examine. The first is a continuation of the subject of our last lesson, which was on John’s teaching about false prophets. The second topic is love, which was probably John’s favorite subject to teach and write on. There’s some good meat at this table, so pull up a chair dig in.
The first three verses of First John chapter four begins the apostle’s discourse on false prophets. If we look at this subject from a Biblical viewpoint, then it is extremely important, especially since we are in the last days. This message may challenge what you think about the ministry of the prophet and the problem we have today with false prophets.
There are two principle topics that the apostle John addresses in First John 3:17-21. The first is that love is more than words, but is proved through action. And second, that God has made a way so that we don’t have to be consumed with self-condemnation, but we can have confidence before God. This is a very practical lesson.
In this lesson the apostle John makes a strong contrast between those who are followers of Jesus and those who are not. The distinction between the two relate to those who live in and through God’s love and those who do not. This is a challenging message that can help every true believer walk nearer to Jesus and help those who are not one of Christ’s disciples to become one.
The last three verses of First John chapter two are full of many necessary truths for those who are true followers of Jesus. We will learn what John means by our need to have a true anointing of the Holy Spirit to remain faithful to God. The subject of what it means to be righteous will also be addressed. Don’t miss this lesson.
In this portion of Scripture John continues his discourse on false teachers. The serious nature of this threat against the true church is real and this is why the apostle takes so much time to press this thought home. Integral to standing against deception is to abide in Christ. Don’t miss this encouraging message.
We will concentrate in this lesson on First John 2:16. This verse gives one of the clearest definitions of how temptation works. We will learn about the three categories of temptation that is common to every person. We will also learn some of the ways to overcome temptation. This is a practical lesson for anyone that wants to be a disciple of Jesus.