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1-3 John By This We Know

loving and obeying in deed and truth

week 4


1-3 John

By This We Know loving and obeying in deed and truth

• Reviewing 1-2 Peter: Living Stones

• 1-3 John in Composition: Putting it Together • 1-3 John in Message: Theology

• 1-3 John in Detail: 1 John 2.28-3.10 • 1-3 John At Zion

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1&2 Peter At Zion Hope looking forward to the revelation of Christ so much that you live like Him now. Live in a way that honors the sacrifice that was made for you, so people know whose child you are. Love each other in a way that never, ever fails, so that people know what God's liferebirthing Word is like.

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1&2 Peter At Zion How do we need to “hope” better so that our lives are holy now?

How do we need to “live” differently so as to honor the sacrifice made for us?

How can we “love” each other better,

permanently, as a testimony to the living and unfailing Word of God? faithful to the end • week 4


1&2 Peter At Zion Fall Study!

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1-3 John

By This We Know loving and obeying in deed and truth

• Reviewing 1-2 Peter: Living Stones

• 1-3 John in Composition: Putting it Together • 1-3 John in Message: Theology

• 1-3 John in Detail: 1 John 2.28-3.10 • 1-3 John At Zion

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John’s Letters in Composition All three letters are in an epistle form, with an introduction, a body, and a salutation

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John’s Letters in Composition All three letters are in an epistle form, with an introduction, a body, and a salutation But all three depart from a “standard” epistle in various ways

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John’s Letters in Composition All three letters are in an epistle form, with an introduction, a body, and a salutation But all three depart from a “standard” epistle in various ways A “standard” epistle: Author To you’s guys About this stuff Tell everyone hi! faithful to the end • week 4


John’s Letters in Composition 1 John: no named author or addressee; no final greetings; the letter starts and stops rather abruptly

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John’s Letters in Composition 1 John: no named author or addressee; no final greetings; the letter starts and stops rather abruptly 2 John: no named author, vague addressee

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John’s Letters in Composition 1 John: no named author or addressee; no final greetings; the letter starts and stops rather abruptly 2 John: no named author, vague addressee 3 John: no named author

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John’s Letters in Composition 1 John: no named author or addressee; no final greetings; the letter starts and stops rather abruptly 2 John: no named author, vague addressee 3 John: no named author So … ?

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John’s Letters in Composition The introduction: 1 Jo 1.1-4 focuses on fellowship

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John’s Letters in Composition The introduction: 1 Jo 1.1-4 focuses on fellowship The body: 1 Jo 1.5-5.12 develops criteria for true Christian profession

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John’s Letters in Composition The introduction: 1 Jo 1.1-4 focuses on fellowship The body: 1 Jo 1.5-5.12 develops criteria for true Christian profession The conclusion: 5.13-21 final warnings & assurances

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John’s Letters in Composition The introduction: 1 Jo 1.1-4 focuses on fellowship The body: 1 Jo 1.5-5.12 develops criteria for true Christian profession The conclusion: 5.13-21 final warnings & assurances 2 & 3 John have a similar structure, with a much smaller body faithful to the end • week 4


John’s Letters in Composition 1-3 John appear to relate to each or work together as a group

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John’s Letters in Composition 1-3 John appear to relate to each or work together as a group John Sailhamer: 2 & 3 John both revisit the themes of 1 John (walking in Christ, brotherly love, false doctrine)

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John’s Letters in Composition 1-3 John appear to relate to each or work together as a group John Sailhamer: 2 & 3 John both revisit the themes of 1 John (walking in Christ, brotherly love, false doctrine) 2 John deals with these in general principles; 3 John applies these to a specific church situation

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John’s Letters in Composition What themes and theology have you seen in John’s letters this week that are picking up on James and Peter’s letters?

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John’s Letters in Composition What themes and theology have you seen in John’s letters this week that are picking up on James and Peter’s letters? The ending of 2 & 3 John are very similar and unique to these books. They also serve a canonical function …

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1-3 John

By This We Know loving and obeying in deed and truth

• Reviewing 1-2 Peter: Living Stones

• 1-3 John in Composition: Putting it Together • 1-3 John in Message: Theology

• 1-3 John in Detail: 1 John 2.28-3.10 • 1-3 John At Zion

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What does the

introduction to James

(chpt.1) tell us the book is about?

perseverance through

trials by faith to salvation faithful to the end • week 4


What does the

introduction to 1 Peter

(1.1-2.10) tell us the book is about?

perseverance through suffering to

salvation in priestly, set-apart living faithful to the end • week 4


What does the

introduction to 2 Peter

(chpt. 1) tell us the book is about?

perseverance through false teaching by the Word to salvation faithful to the end • week 4


What does the

introduction to 1 John

(chpt. 1) tell us the book is about?

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What does the

introduction to 1 John

(chpt. 1) tell us the book is about?

perseverance through false teachers by faithful obedience to salvation faithful to the end • week 4


1-3 John in Message Andreas Köstenberger, A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters (BTNT)

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1-3 John in Message Andreas Köstenberger, A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters (BTNT)

1 John deals with affirming the apostolic gospel in light of false teachers

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1-3 John in Message Andreas Köstenberger, A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters (BTNT)

1 John deals with affirming the apostolic gospel in light of false teachers “There exists an inextricable connection between the spiritual truths they affirm and the life they live in the flesh.” (265)

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1-3 John in Message 1 John helps believers : confirm faith in others (thus assessing false teachers) and affirm faith in oneself (thus assuring others & themselves) by “bringing James to bear”

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1-3 John in Message By This We Know: “Bringing James to Bear”

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1-3 John in Message By This We Know: “Bringing James to Bear” Faith is confirmed both by listening (to what they say) and also by watching (what they DO).

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1-3 John in Message By This We Know: “Bringing James to Bear” Faith is confirmed both by listening (to what they say) and also by watching (what they DO). Faith is affirmed not by merely speaking (the truth) but by living (loving like Jesus, in deed and truth).

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1-3 John in Message 2 & 3 John share 1 John’s theology, reiterating, summarizing, and applying it

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1-3 John

By This We Know loving and obeying in deed and truth

• Reviewing 1-2 Peter: Living Stones

• 1-3 John in Composition: Putting it Together • 1-3 John in Message: Theology

• 1-3 John in Detail: 1 John 2.28-3.10 • 1-3 John At Zion

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1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 The introduction (1.1-4) points to fellowship.

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1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 The introduction (1.1-4) points to fellowship. The body develops the criteria of true Christian profession.

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1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 The introduction (1.1-4) points to fellowship. The body develops the criteria of true Christian profession. Up to 2.28: Christians walk in purity; Christians obey his commandments (love one another); Christians don’t love the world; Christians resist false teachers faithful to the end • week 4


1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 Kingdom of Priests James depends for its theology on the theology of Torah and its focus on God’s missional plan to redeem creation through the establishment of a people and a kingdom on earth through the seed of Abraham, a people whose own missional purpose thereby involves particular kinds of (priestly) activity and set-apart character, a people who are supposed to look like the Law and its Messiah. faithful to the end • week 4


1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 Kingdom of Priests James depends for its theology on the theology of Torah and its focus on God’s missional plan to redeem creation through the establishment of a people and a kingdom on earth through the seed of Abraham, a people whose own missional purpose thereby involves particular kinds of (priestly) activity and set-apart character, a people who are supposed to look like the Law and its Messiah. faithful to the end • week 4


1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his

coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world

does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we

know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

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1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices

lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him

keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever

practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been

sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared

was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is

evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of

the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.� (ESV)

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1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10 This passage has five parts

I. Prologue: Eyewitness Authentication of the Incarnation (1.1-4)

II. By This We Know: Criteria for the Reality of Christian Profession (1.5-5.12) A. Acknowledge, Confess, and Avoid Sin (1.5-2.2)

B. Keep Commandments by Copying Christ (2.3-14) C. Do Not Love the World (2.15-17) D. Reject False Teachers (2.18-27)

E. Practice Righteousness (2.28-3.10)

1. Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29 2. Children of God: Purifying in Hope, 3.1-3

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3. Doers of Sin: Lawless, Blind, Unknowing, 3.4-6

4.! Spiritual Genetics (or: Who’s Your Daddy?), 3.7-9 5. Conclusion: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10

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and now it’s time for‌

a bit of grammar!


1 John in Detail: 2.28-3.10

On the Menu Today: Greek Verb Tenses

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have

confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that

he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

What’s the command here?

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have

confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that

he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

What’s the command here?

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have

confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that

he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

What’s the command here? Wordplay: ! appears (parousia) ! confidence (parresian)

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have

confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that

he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

What’s the command here? Wordplay: ! appears (parousia) ! confidence (parresian) What does “abide” mean in context? faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 2.28-29)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have

confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that

he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

What’s the command here? Wordplay: ! appears (parousia) ! confidence (parresian) What does “abide” mean in context? faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God: Pure in Hope, 3.1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called

children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is

that bit did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

This text recalls the “past.”

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God: Pure in Hope, 3.1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called

children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is

that bit did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

This text recalls the “past.” This text explains the “present.”

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God: Pure in Hope, 3.1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called

children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is

that bit did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

This text recalls the “past.” This text explains the “present.” This text anticipates the “future.”

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God: Pure in Hope, 3.1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called

children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is

that bit did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

This text recalls the “past.” This text explains the “present.” This text anticipates the “future.” This texts expects the past and the future to affect the present. faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God: Pure in Hope, 3.1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called

children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is

that bit did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him

purifies himself as he is pure.

This text recalls the “past.” This text explains the “present.” This text anticipates the “future.” This texts expects the past and the future to affect the present. faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Doers of Sin: Lawless, Blind, Unknowing, 3.4-6)

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is

lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

Here we have a present participle: “each one doing sin…”

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Doers of Sin: Lawless, Blind, Unknowing, 3.4-6)

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; lawlessness sin is

lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there lawlessness is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

Here we have a present participle: “each one doing sin…” Lawlessness. What does this mean?

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Doers of Sin: Lawless, Blind, Unknowing, 3.4-6)

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; lawlessness sin is

lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there lawlessness is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; sinning no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. him

Here we have a present participle: “each one doing sin…” Lawlessness. What does this mean? Note the verbs.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Doers of Sin: Lawless, Blind, Unknowing, 3.4-6)

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; lawlessness sin is

lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there lawlessness is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; sinning no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. him

Here we have a present participle: “each one doing sin…” Lawlessness. What does this mean? Note the verbs. This is strong stuff. faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God or Children of Satan, 3.7-9)

Little children, let no one deceive you.

Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, !

as he is righteous.

!

for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. [Each one having been born] of God [does not] make a practice of sinning, !

for God’s seed abides in him,

!

because he has been born of God.

and he cannot keep on sinning

These verses are almost poetic!

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God or Children of Satan, 3.7-9)

Little children, let no one deceive you.

Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, !

as he is righteous.

!

for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. [Each one having been born] of God [does not] make a practice of sinning, !

for God’s seed abides in him,

!

because he has been born of God.

and he cannot keep on sinning

These verses are almost poetic! James would recognize the theology. faithful to the end • week 4


Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God or Children of Satan, 3.7-9)

Little children, let no one deceive you.

Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, !

as he is righteous.

!

for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. [Each one having been born] of God [does not] make a practice of sinning, !

for God’s seed abides in him,

!

because he has been born of God.

and he cannot keep on sinning

Being born and abiding are together again.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Children of God or Children of Satan, 3.7-9)

Little children, let no one deceive you.

Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, !

as he is righteous.

!

for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. [Each one having been born born] of God [does not] make a practice of sinning, !

for God’s seed abides in him,

!

because he has been born of God.

and he cannot keep on sinning

Being born and abiding are together again.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

This passage is about manifesting.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

This passage is about manifesting. This passage is about abiding.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

This passage is about manifesting. This passage is about abiding. This passage is about “spiritual genetics.”

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

This passage is about manifesting. This passage is about abiding. This passage is about “spiritual genetics.” This passage launches a discussion of love.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

We respond to God’s love that gives us hope by acting like the children He’s made us to be.

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Practice Righteous, 2.28-3.10

(Introduction: Children Do as Their Father, 3.10)

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

We respond to God’s love that gives us hope by acting like the children He’s made us to be. Those who don’t … aren’t.

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1-3 John

By This We Know loving and obeying in deed and truth

• Reviewing 1-2 Peter: Living Stones

• 1-3 John in Composition: Putting it Together • 1-3 John in Message: Theology

• 1-3 John in Detail: 1 John 2.28-3.10 • 1-3 John At Zion

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1-3 John At Zion Every one of us has something in mind, some sin that is looking like our regular practice. It needs to die.

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Faithful to the

End

Jude

The End Cometh

contend, remember, persevere

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