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1 John 1:1-4 (p. 1021)
REVIEW
1. Recipients: Genuine Believers
2. Historical Context: A group (who really
never were believers) has left the church and
are now actively trying to lead the church
astray.
3. Purpose: To give assurance to the readers
that they do truly know the Truth, that they
have eternal life, are indeed God’s children
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The Big Picture
God has drawn near to us,
that we might enjoy being one with Him,
and with one another.
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God has drawn near to us…
1. That which was from the beginning…the
Word of life.
A. John 1:1, Genesis 1:1
B. This is One who has made everything that
has been made ( John 1:3)
2. To hear God was to die (Exodus 20:18-19)
3. To See God was to die (Exodus 33:20)
4. To be near God was a fearful laborious thing
reserved for one person once a year (Lev. 16)
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John 13:23
One of his disciples, whom Jesus
loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’
side1
1Greek
in the bosom of Jesus
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God has drawn near to us…
5. WHAT BROUGHT ABOUT THE CHANGE?
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That we might be One with Him…
1. The Word which gives life is Himself the life.
2. Jesus is the one through whom we gain
eternal life through his death and
resurrection ( John 3:16).
3. This speaks to the fact that a relationship
with Jesus is indeed eternal life.
A. John 17:3
B. “knowing” is a word used to describe the
special union of the marriage bed.
C. John 17:21-23
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That we might be One with Him…
3. This speaks to the fact that a relationship
with Jesus is indeed eternal life.
A. John 17:3
B. “knowing” is a word used to describe the
special union of the marriage bed.
C. John 17:21-23
D. The intimacy of marriage is really meant to
point us to what our relationship with God is
like!
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And With One Another.
1. What is implied is that sharing in this great
fellowship with the living God comes
through fellowship with the church!
2. It is a one flesh relationship that exists
between God and the church
3. John’s own joy is made complete by having
fellowship with those he is writing to!
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