We Can Know

Scripture Lesson:

  • 1 John 5:6-21
Jesus has been called “The Christ” in 1 John 5:1 and “The Son of God” in 1 John 5:5. In this week’s lesson in 1 John 5:7-21, we learn certainties that we can know about Jesus.
What contrasts are drawn between those who believe and those who do not believe the certainties about Jesus. (See 1 John 5:2-12.)
In 1 John 1:10, John says that if we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar. In chapter 5 verse 10, what other error do we make if we don’t accept Jesus for who He claims to be?
Stott says that John makes an absolute declaration about those who have life, and those who do not have life. “Why do you think many people are offended by such an absolute statement?”, asks Stott. In other words, why are people today offended when Christians say that Jesus is the only way to the Father?
Back in verse 6, John says that there are three that testify:
The Water - Jesus’ baptism.
The Blood - Jesus’ death on the cross.
The Holy Spirit.
How does the testimony of these three give credence to Jesus being God’s Son, and the Incarnate Word made flesh?
In 1 John 5:3-21, John gives us further assurance of eternal life through Jesus.
In verses 14-15, what confidence do we have that our prayers in God’s will are answered?
In verses 18-20, what are the three certainties, or things we know, concerning Jesus?
In verse 21, what is John’s final warning, or word of caution?
In closing, Stott says, “Let Christians once recognize who they are and what they have become…born of God, belonging to God, knowing God — and, the possessors of eternal life in Christ.”.
Thank you for joining along in this study. Please share with others.
— Pastor John

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