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Bible Outline: 1 John

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.

In this Series, we are going to further our in-depth study of each book of the Holy Bible, breaking each book into the major themes and topics contained therein. Today we'll outline the first book of the New Testament, and sixty-second book of the Holy Bible, 1 John.


  • Introduction: The Reality of the Incarnation (1:1-4)

  • The Christian Life as Fellowship with the Father and the Son (1:5;2:28)

  • Ethical Tests of Fellowship (1:5;2:11)

  1. Moral likeness (1:5-7)

  2. Confession of sin (1:8;2:2)

  3. Obedience (2:3-6)

  4. Love for fellow believers (2:7-11)

  1. Contrast: apostates versus believers (2:18-21)

  2. Person of Christ: the crux of the test (2:22-23)

  3. Persistent belief: key to continuing fellowship (2:24-28)

  • The Christian Life as Divine Sonship (2:29;4:6)

  • Ethical Tests of Sonship (2:29;3:24)

  1. Righteousness (2:29;3:10a)

  2. Love (3:10b-24)

  • Christological Tests of Sonship (4:1-6)

  • The Christian Life as an Integration of the Ethical and the Christological (4:7;5:12)

  • The Ethical Test: Love (4:7;5:5)

  1. The source of love (4:7-16)

  2. The fruit of love (4:17-19)

  3. The relationship of love for God and love for one's fellow Christian (4:20;5:1)

  4. Obedience: the evidence of love for God's children (5:2-5)

  • The Christological Test (5:6-12)

  • Conclusion: Great Christian Certainties (5:13-21)

I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.

May the joy of the Lord continue to be your strength.

Love you much.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!

-Humble Servant

P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.

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