Resources on 1 John

Resources on 1 John

The Meaning of Christmas (Christmas Eve)

1 John 5:20 We know also 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 by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Discussion Questions When you think about the knowledge of God, what comes to mind? What’s the difference between the knowledge of God and knowing Him? As we have a relationship…

The Meaning of Christmas pt. 3

1 John 4:7-12 Here we find a purpose statement that helps us better understand Christmas (and God’s desire for our lives). “God sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him” (v.9). Life in him is meant to be a life of love. God invites us to consider love an essential aspect of who God is for, “God is love” (v.8b). Furthermore, followers of his are called to display God’s love to a watching…

The Meaning of Christmas Pt.2

1 John 3:1-10 In 1 John chapter three, we find two additional reasons for the coming of Christ. First, he came to do away with sin. Second, he came to destroy the work of the Devil. John presses Christians to live in view of those purposes. We are to grow in ever-increasing degrees of obedience while we wait for Christ’s second coming. One evidence of our growth in Christlikeness will be our love for one another. To view the discussion…

A Loving People

1 John 4:7-12 Love is the foundation of the two greatest commandments: to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Therefore, Scripture is clear: there is not a characteristic more to the heart of being a follower of Jesus than love.  So how ought we to love?  What should love look like in our lives? To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.