[Day 22] A Study of 1 John

Top Level Notes for 1 John 5:1-5

Verse 1 & 2: How do I know that I am capable of a love that serves and cares for other believers?

  1. I believe that Jesus is the Christ
  2. I believe/know that I am a born again child of His
  3. I have a deep inset desire from God (His nature) to care for and serve others

How do I know that I and loving the children of God the way He intends?

  1. I LOVE God Himself!
  2. I obey His commands

Verse 3: The true love of God defined:

  1. I love God when I do what He commands in His word.
  2. The commands are a true joy; not burdensome or loathsome.

Verse 4: God has conquered death and the power of sin (the world) in our loves. When I am IN Him, I too have victory over the world around me. Our faith is the fortress that keeps us safe; a refuge from the evil in this world.

Verse 5: The ONLY way to overcome this world is through the conqueror Himself -> Jesus Christ.

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