New Testament

1 John: The Fruit of Fellowship with Christ

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:13-14)

John was one disciple who was dramatically changed by our Lord. He was a hot-headed young man, given to sharp and impulsive utterances with a tendency toward blowing off steam. But John became the apostle of love, noted for his gentleness, graciousness and goodness.

Maintaining Fellowship
Life with Father 1 John 1:1-4
God is Light 1 John 1:5
The Man who Ignores Light 1 John 1:3, 6-7
The Man who Denies Sin 1 John 1:8-9
The Man who Rationalizes Sin 1 John 1:10 - 2:2
Counterfeits and Reflectors 1 John 2:3-6
Visible Christianity 1 John 2:7-11
Growing in Grace 1 John 2:12-14
The Maturing Process 1 John 2:12-14
The Enemy Around 1 John 2:15-17
Maintaining Truth
The Nature of Heresy 1 John 2:18-19
The Hard Core of Truth 1 John 2:20-21
No Son, No Father 1 John 2:22-23
The Living Word 1 John 2:24-25
The Teaching Spirit 1 John 2:26-27
The Coming Day 1 John 2:28
Maintaining Righteousness
Recognizing the Unrecognized 1 John 2:29 - 3:1
What Shall we Be? 1 John 3:2-3
The Greatest Revolution 1 John 3:4-5
The Mystery of Righteousness 1 John 3:6-7
The Mystery of Evil 1 John 3:8
When the Spirit says No 1 John 3:9
One or the Other 1 John 3:10
Maintaining Love
The Path of Love 1 John 3:11-18
The Course of Hate 1 John 3:11-18
The Christian's Tranquilizer 1 John 3:19-20
Power in Prayer 1 John 3:21-24
When Unbelief is Right 1 John 4:1-3
God is Greater 1 John 4:4-6
Love made Visible 1 John 4:7-12
Love's Accomplishments 1 John 4:13-21
Maintaining Assurance
We shall Overcome 1 John 5:1-6
Why do we Believe? 1 John 5:6-13
Praying Boldly 1 John 5:14-17
Christian Certainty 1 John 5:18-21