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Offline davetaff

1 John
« on: February 07, 2019, 05:27:49 PM »
Hi
The book of 1 John not a very long letter but full of some wonderful passages and I hope those who read them will benefit from it, all are welcome to join in so if anyone has any questions don't be shy ask away.

1Jn 1:1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1Jn 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
   
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what a wonderful witness this is how could anyone doubt the truth of this statment here we have someone who had been with the life and the light of the world and here testifies to it so we can be absolutely sure who Jesus Christ is we also have this testimony  .Pro 8:22-31;

we can be 100% sure that everything John says is true because its the holy spirit of Christ in him which is speaking to us across the centuries so let us pay very close attention to what follows in this wonderful letter.


Love and Peace

Dave



Offline Deborah

Re: 1 John
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 04:37:29 PM »
Hi
The book of 1 John not a very long letter but full of some wonderful passages and I hope those who read them will benefit from it, all are welcome to join in so if anyone has any questions don't be shy ask away.

1Jn 1:1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1Jn 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
   
t
what a wonderful witness this is how could anyone doubt the truth of this statment here we have someone who had been with the life and the light of the world and here testifies to it so we can be absolutely sure who Jesus Christ is we also have this testimony  .Pro 8:22-31;

we can be 100% sure that everything John says is true because its the holy spirit of Christ in him which is speaking to us across the centuries so let us pay very close attention to what follows in this wonderful letter.


Love and Peace

Dave

John is testifying to an amazing event - an event that has changed the world for ever - the coming of Jesus Christ! In the person of Jesus, God Himself (the Eternal One) entered human history as a man, lived a human life and died a human death. How mind-boggling is that?
Christianity isn't just a belief system; it's based on the words and deeds of a real Person, as recorded by those (like John) who knew Him personally. By the time this letter was written, John was probably the last of those witnesses still alive. So we dare not ignore his testimony...
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)

Offline davetaff

Re: 1 John
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 05:11:01 PM »
Hi Deborah
thank you for your reply I liked your post.


1Jn 1:3  That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1Jn 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
       


Here we are told that everything we have see declare we unto you I believe the we here includes the Father and  the son and all those who belong to the body of Christ it is the testimony of all these who are united by the holy spirit all these want us to have fellowship with them to also be united with the same Spirit.
And the reason they are writing to us is to impart joy great joy that can only be found in  fellowship with all those who belong to Chris and when we have this joy in our heart it is perminent no one can take it from us.

so lets pay great attention to what follows it can give us great joy to sustain us through the trials and tribulations of this world.


Love and Peace

Dave

Offline Deborah

Re: 1 John
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 11:26:21 AM »
We need to listen to what John (and the other apostles) say - because if we believe what they taught, then we are united with them in a common bond of fellowship and we know both the Father and the Son (and the Spirit) in the same way that they did. And we will also share in their joy.
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)

Offline davetaff

Re: 1 John
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 01:40:33 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply yes it is important to listen to what Christ and his Apostles have to say.

. 5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

 6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

 7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.     


God is light the first time that this light is mentioned is I Genesis when God said let there be light that light was Christ through whom all things have been created.
So when Christ came into the world of was as the light of the world a new creation a bright light entering a dark world we must listen and learn to walk in the light for it we walk in the ways of the world we walk in darkness.
God is light the world is darkness we must step out of the world and into his glorious light and walk in fellowship with Christ and all that belong to him.

Love and Peace
Dave


Offline John

Re: 1 John
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 12:56:10 PM »
"we must step out of the world "
what does this mean in practical terms Dave?

Offline Deborah

Re: 1 John
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 02:10:07 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply yes it is important to listen to what Christ and his Apostles have to say.

. 5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

 6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

 7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.     


God is light the first time that this light is mentioned is I Genesis when God said let there be light that light was Christ through whom all things have been created.
So when Christ came into the world of was as the light of the world a new creation a bright light entering a dark world we must listen and learn to walk in the light for it we walk in the ways of the world we walk in darkness.
God is light the world is darkness we must step out of the world and into his glorious light and walk in fellowship with Christ and all that belong to him.

Love and Peace
Dave

There's an awful lot in these three verses.

v5 "God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all."
God is pure Goodness without any trace of evil, pure Truth without any stain of falsehood. We must never forget His utter holiness; it is like the sun, too bright for our eyes to bear (I Timothy 6:16).
But this is a warm and attractive light, not a cold and repellant one. Light is illumination (it reveals reality) and guidance (John 8:12).Darkness is full of danger (both real and imagined); in the light there is safety and confidence.
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)

Offline Deborah

Re: 1 John
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 02:14:10 PM »
v6 "If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth."

Light penetrates and dispels darkness; but it also reveals what was previously hidden. To expose all the dark recesses of our lives to the perfect goodness and righteousness of God can be a difficult and painful process - but it must be done if we want to have a genuine relationship with Him.
However, we are inclined to forget this. We would like to think that sin doesn't really matter - that we can somehow walk with God while keeping one foot in the darkness. But any person who is persistently committing and condoning sin cannot be walking along the same path as the God who is 'without any darkness at all'.
We can't be a beacon to the nations unless we ourselves are living in the light of fellowship with God! We should not boast of being God's people if our lives show that we have nothing in common with Him. Those who want God to walk with them must walk with Him - in righteousness, both personally and corporately.
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)