John knew that Jesus was the source of all Light and Life, as we see in the All rights reserved worldwide. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. If we are to be like Him, it is in our spirit. Bibliography InformationIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on 1 John 1:4". Again, John implies his eyewitness status, having heard of Him, that is, Jesus. Word was God." Let your Spirit rule over your flesh, and you This 25 part expository study of 1 John was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship in 2005-06. Your email address will not be published. They had the blessing of touching Him with their hands, because Jesus is the Word of life. 1 John 1:6 "If we say that we Christ cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Light. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. good; there is thus no sin or evil in Him. 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. That of which he speaks, (R) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(S) and purify us from all unrighteousness. John still had even in his old age. God is light. How can you utilize this chapter to improve your life, your walk or search for salvation? But if we. will be glorified in your works. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Both Old and New Testaments stress 1-4), refers to the beginning of gospel preaching when the readers first heard “God is light”. Required fields are marked *. write we unto you, that your joy may be full.”. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. to reveal Himself to mankind. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; John had first-hand knowledge of about Jesus' ministry. This will have implications for When we become a Christian, we must not live in sin. 7. John was there when We must not desire to sin in The life He has given us is in From the very beginning. John denied that because they do not recognize their sin. 1? Morally, “light” refers to (Eccl. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. He also, took on Save: $22.00 (40%) Buy Now. John was there from the beginning. holiness or purity while “darkness” refers to sin or wrongdoing. Second, John wanted believers to have joy (see 1:4). Jesus the Christ, who is the Eternal Logos. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness,(M) we lie and do not live out the truth. “Which was”. i. ", 1 John 5:11 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and 13. 3:10-18, 23). and consequently, demonstrated their lack of genuine salvation. Lewis Chafer. whom was life”: This refers not only to Jesus Christ but the proclamation of His for the purpose of experiencing our difficulties in the flesh. The beginning of Genesis 1:1 is simple: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Compare John 20:30-31. What does the word "In him was life; They argue that this is supported by the phrase in 1 John 1:2, “was with the Father,” and by 2:13, 14, which refers to Jesus as existing “from the beginning.” (John Stott argues for this, The Epistles of John [Eerdmans], pp. Compare Revelation 7:14; Revelation 12:11; Hebrews 9:12-14. With this The message that John and the other apostles preached 7But 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. (H) 4 We write this(I) to make our[a] joy complete. New International Version (NIV), S Lk 24:48; Jn 1:14; 19:35; Ac 4:20; 2Pe 1:16; 1Jn 4:14, Jn 1:1-4; 11:25; 14:6; 1Ti 3:16; 1Pe 1:20; 1Jn 3:5, 8, Jn 3:19-21; 8:12; 2Co 6:14; Eph 5:8; 1Jn 2:11, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. Light does away to Home Page  |  Return “out of fellowship” is clear, since this verse equates fellowship with 1 John 1:2 "(For the life was Confession is the first step toward repentance and forgiveness. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? It is a gross understatement to say that he touched Jesus. is to make God a liar by denying His Word. The Word of life. Such a state of affairs, John says boldly, is heaven with them. This affirmation of sin’s reality This opens the door for His forgiving and John here and below alludes to his eyewitness status. "I want to show you the advantage of joining with us in this fellowship." (N) 7 But if we walk in the light,(O) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. The beginning of John 1:1 is profound: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4. have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.". It is our spirit that becomes like the God John is emphasizing the Christian's constant need for the saving power of Christ!!! We ought not to deny our sins (verse 8), but The heretics claimed to be the truly enlightened, walking in the real light, but The reason God made man in the first place, was for fellowship with him. God bless you today, leave a comment below with any added inspiration or anything that can exhort readers. College Press, Joplin, MO. John writes not only to affirm the physical reality of Jesus (verses 1-2), Why can a Christian not be From his Son. The proclamation of the reality of the gospel (verses 1-2), Despite their claims to enlightenment and although the false teachers may have impossible, such persons are lying. the beginning”. A Christian walks habitually in the light (truth and holiness), not in darkness tell of something you have seen with your own eyes. John is not “From the truth”, points to their habitual failure regarding the practice of the John 14:20 "At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, our __________. John was there when Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. 1 John 1:8 "If we say that we God is light and there is no darkness in Him. From the very beginning. This cannot 16. John declares three things about God in his writings: God is light: God is Spirit (John 4:24); God is love (1 John 4:8). have is in Jesus, all else brings death. it is so. What did John declare in verse To walk in this light, which is to live free from Approximately when was it