1 John 1: These things we declare to you, that you may have fellowship with us

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1 John 1
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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, concerning the Word of life;
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the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
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that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
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And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
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This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
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If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
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But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
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If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

1 John 1:1-4

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth

1 John 1:1-4
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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, concerning the Word of life;
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the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
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that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
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And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.

  1. What had John heard, seen, looked upon and handled?
    • 1 John 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, concerning the Word of life;
  2. What had been manifested (brought to light) to them?
    • 1 John 1:2
      the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
  3. What did he bear witness to and declare?
    • 1 John 1:2
      the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
  4. Who had Jesus been with?
    • 1 John 1:2
      the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
  5. Who was Jesus manifest to?
    • 1 John 1:2
      the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us;
  6. Why did he declare what he had seen and heard?
    • 1 John 1:3
      that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
  7. Who did he truly have fellowship with?
    • 1 John 1:3
      that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
  8. Why did John write these things to us?
    • 1 John 1:4
      And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.

1 John 1:5-7

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth

1 John 1:5-7
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This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
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If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
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But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

  1. What is the message that John had heard and was declaring?
    • 1 John 1:5
      This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
  2. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, what are we really doing?
    • 1 John 1:6
      If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
  3. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, who will we have fellowship with?
    • 1 John 1:7
      But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  4. If we walk in the light, what with the blood of Jesus cleanse us from?
    • 1 John 1:7
      But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us

1 John 1:8-10
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If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

  1. If we say that we have no sin; who are we deceiving?
    • 1 John 1:8
      If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
  2. If we say that we have no sin; what is not in us?
    • 1 John 1:8
      If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
  3. If we confess our sins, what is He faithful to forgive us of?
    • 1 John 1:9
      If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  4. What will He cleanse us from?
    • 1 John 1:9
      If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  5. If we say that we have not sinned;  what are we calling Him?
    • 1 John 1:10
      If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
  6. If we say that we have not sinned; what is not in us?
    • 1 John 1:10
      If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.