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Part One: The Word of Life

1 John 1:1-4 / Bryan Robbins
October 7th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part One

Discussion Questions: 

1. Who do I believe Jesus is?
2. What keeps me from a deeper relationship with God? 
3. How can the truth of the gospel give me this unbreakable hope and unshakable joy no matter what?
4. What next step is Jesus leading you to? 

 

Part Two: Walking in the Light

1 John 1:5-10/ Bryan Robbins
October 14th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Two

Discussion Questions: 

1. What keeps me from walking in the hope and joy Christ has made available to me?
2. How often do I try to make myself the center?
3. Where do I need to confess sin to the Lord? Why is it so difficult to admit my failure?
4. How does Christ’s sacrifice for me free me to be honest about the darkness still in me?

 

Part Three: Christ Our Advocate

1 John 2:1-6/ Billy Glosson
October 21th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Three

 

Part Four: The Old/New Commandment

1 John 2:7-11/ Bryan Robbins
October 28th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Four

Discussion Questions: 

1. Am I loving? Who is hardest to love?
2.Where do I tend to forget the gospel? To practice ‘hate’?
3. How can the love of Jesus to me transform my heart and attitude towards others?
4. Who in my life needs to experience God’s love through me?

 

Part Five: Conflicting Loves

1 John 2:12-17 / Bryan Robbins
November 4th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Five

Discussion Questions: 

1. Where do I most feel the tension between love of the world and love of God?
2. Which reminder from John is the hardest for my heart to believe?
3. How does the Gospel bring me assurance of forgiveness, freedom, and strength?
4. Where do I most need the power and presence of God to abide in me right now?

 

Part Six: Anointed & Abiding

1 John 2:18-27 / Bryan Robbins
November 11th, 2018
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Discussion Questions: 

1. Am I for Christ or am I Antichrist? Do I know and love Jesus? Is there any evidence in my life that I belong to Jesus?
2. What keeps me from abiding in the word in spirit?
3. How can knowing that I am anointed by The Holy one help me in times of doubt and in times of trial?
4. Where do I need to grow in my understanding of doctrine and how am I going to do that?

 

Part Seven: Born of God

1 John 2:28-3:10 / Ryan Krishnan
November 18th, 2018
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Part Eight: The Family of God

1 John 3:10 - 3:18 / Bryan Robbins
November 25th, 2018
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Discussion Questions:

1. What does my commitment to God’s people say about my commitment to God Himself?
2. Where does my heart look more like Cain’s heart than it does Christ’s heart?
3. How does the love of Christ demonstrated to me empower me to love God’s children more deeply?
4. What will it look like for me to lay down a real part of my life for the family of God?

 

Part Nine: Assurance

1 John 3:19 - 24 / Mark Knox
December 2nd, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Nine

Discussion:

MIND: Dwell on the objective truths of the gospel and the promises God has for you if you believe in Jesus.
HEART: Quiet your condemning heart by "preaching the gospel to yourself" daily. Ask Jesus to help you receive the forgiveness He has given you.
WILL: Commit to abiding in Christ by drawing close to his Word and leaning into Him in prayer. Continue to grow in Biblical virtues that give evidence of your faith.

 

Part Ten: Truth and Error

1 John 4:1 - 6/ Bryan Robbins
December 16th, 2018
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Study Guide: Part Ten

Discussion Questions:

1. How spiritually discerning am I? Am I spiritually gullible? What can I do to grow in discernment?
2. What kind of doctrine am I living by? AM I willing to stake my life on that doctrine?
3. How does the doctrine that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh give me confidence in my identity as a beloved child of God?
4. How does knowing that He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world help me to stand firm on unpopular doctrinal issues?

 

Part Eleven: Perfecting Love

1 John 4: 7 -21 / Bryan Robbins
December 23rd, 2018
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Discussion Questions:

1. What keeps me from knowing and believing that God loves me?
2. How does the love I give reflect the love I have received in Christ?
3. Where does fear rob me of experiencing God's perfect love?
4. How does Jesus free me to trust him and to love and be loved?

 

Part Twelve: Testimony and Promise

1 John 5:1 - 12 / Bryan Robbins
January 6th, 2019
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Discussion Questions:

1. How sure am I that I belong to Jesus?
2. In which of the three tests do I struggle most to be fruitful?
3. How does knowing the gospel is God’s Testimony encourage my faith and give me confidence?
4. Who in my sphere of influence is not experiencing eternal life? How can I pray for, invite, and share with them?

 

1 John 5:13 - 21 / Bryan Robbins
January 13th, 2019
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Discussion Questions:

I. If my prayer life reflects my assurance of God’s forgiveness and acceptance, how assured am I?
2. Who in my life can I be praying for, that the Lord would give them life?
3. Which false saviors tend to trip m up the most? What truths do I need to remember?
4. How can experiencing the power of the Gospel and the presence of God give me greater confidence, hope, and joy?