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Week 51 Day 1
The writer of this letter is the disciple John
who now is an old man
He may have been the only surviving disciple
at the time of this writing
the last of his generation
who actually saw the risen Lord
and walked with Jesus on this earth
an actual eye-witness
the last one standing
Like a last living soldier from a war long ago
he speaks with certitude
about the things of God
used the word "know" a lot
he had experienced it all
And what believer would not relish a conversation with him
and give all due respect.
He starts his letter at the "beginning"
when he was with Jesus
and heard Jesus teach
about light and darkness
truth and hypocrisy
love and hate
life and death.
A SENSE OF HISTORY
This testimony is sure; he heard it, saw it, handled it.
I John 1 & 2
1That 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--2the 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--3that 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. 4These things we write to you that your
joy may be full.
3This 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. 6 If we say that we have fellowship
with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not
practice the truth. 7But 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.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. 9 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
1My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
3Now by this we know that we know Him, if we
keep His commandments. 4He who says, "I know
Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But whoever keeps
His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.
By this we know that we are in Him. 6He who says
he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just
as He walked. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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