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Study on The Epistles of John: Ten 1 John, 2 John, 3 John Bible Study Lessons - FREE — Lesson 1

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1. In verses 1-4, the author (himself and others) testifies to what concerning the Word of life?
(a) They have heard him
(b) They have seen him with their eyes
(c) Their testimony is based on what others told them
(d) Their hands have touched him
2. The author further describes the Word of life as
(a) that which was from the beginning
(b) the written word of God
(c) the eternal life
(d) being with the Father prior to appearing to them
3. The author's description of the Word of life is a direct reference to Jesus Christ.
(a) True
(b) False
4. The "fellowship" the author mentions in verse 3 includes a shared understanding of and commitment to
(a) being friends
(b) the truth he has presented regarding the Word of life
(c) some suggestions he has made

Please note the general biblical understandings of the following terms: "Light": represents truth, goodness, and God's redemptive work; "Darkness": represents error, evil, and the works of Satan; "Truth": is a moral and personal characteristic of God

5. Considering the definitions provided, the message in verse 5, "God is light, in him there is no darkness at all.", means that
(a) whenever people see God, He is always a brilliant light
(b) God is perfectly, completely, and always good
(c) God has a tendency to be good
6. In verses 6-10, which are the three false "claims" that the author confronts?
(a) If we claim to have fellowship with God
(b) If we claim to have fellowship with God, yet walk in the darkness
(c) If we claim to be without sin
(d) If we claim we have not sinned
7. Considering the context of verses 6-10, the best meaning for "walk in the darkness" is
(a) to commit even the smallest or slightest sin
(b) to pursue a way of life that is based upon truth and the ways of God
(c) to pursue a way of life that is based upon evil and the ways of Satan
8. According to the author, which three items are connected to being purified from sin and unrighteousness?
(a) Walking in the light
(b) Claiming to have fellowship with God
(c) The blood of Jesus
(d) Confession of sins
9. If we claim to be without sin, we have been deceived by whom?
(a) Satan
(b) Ourselves
(c) Our friends
10. If we claim we have not sinned, whom have we made out to be a liar?
(a) Ourselves
(b) God
(c) Satan
11. In chapter 1 which THREE of the following statements does the author say are necessary for true fellowship with God?
(a) Acceptance of the truth the author gives regarding the Word of life
(b) Walking in the light
(c) Making sure people know you are a Christian even when disregarding the ways of God
(d) Confession of our sins
12. Life Application: The author makes it clear that "claiming" to have fellowship with God (or to be a Christian) is insufficient if we walk in the darkness. Consider to what extent your relationship with God is based on a "claim" without walking in the light. Confess areas that need changed and commit to walking in the light.
13. Life application: The author says in verse 8, "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves...". Consider how we sometimes deceive ourselves into thinking we are without sin by ignoring or downplaying the sin in our life. Which sins do you tend to ignore or downplay?
14. Life application: What are some typical behaviors that occur with Christians who claim to be without sin, but have deceived themselves? Is your behavior that of one who claims fellowship with God but walks in darkness or that of one who also walks in the light?