I John Short Overview, Summer, 2019 Tod Kennedy Theme John’s theme is the believer’s close relationship with God through Jesus Christ and what that relationship can produce in the lives of believers. Summary of Book Fellowship with God and believers is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is true deity and…

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1 John 1 – Summary Exposition 1 John 1.1-4. Christ always existed with God the Father and so always was and always is God. He is eternal life. Jesus Christ became true humanity and the apostles saw him, heard him speak, and touched him. He is both eternal life and true humanity; eternal son and…

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1 John 2 – Summary Exposition 1 John 2.1-2. Jesus Christ supports and speaks for us as our advocate and propitiation before the Father when our faith is weak and when we sin. He is qualified to do so because Advocate (NASB) is the Greek word parakletos παρακλητος, one called to one’s aid, a legal…

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1 John 3 – Summary Exposition 1 John 3.1-3. The Father calls us his children. John addresses his audience as beloved and we. This indicates again that his audience is believers. We are called children of the Father (God the Father). The word for children is teknon τεκνον, which refers to a child, one who…

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1 John 4 – Summary Exposition 1 John 4.1-3. Those who deny that Jesus is Messiah Christ in the flesh are false prophets and false spirits. John again brings up the controversy put forward by false prophets who are motivated by demons. They claim that Jesus is not God. Believers are to apply a test:…

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1 John 5 – Summary Exposition 1 John 5.1-3. These verses summarize John’s argument about faith and the new birth, about love, and about obedience to God in the Christian life. It answers who is a Christian, who we love and why? If we love God the Father we will also love God’s children. And…

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1 John questions, verses Is there a difference between fellowship, abiding, and knowing in 1 John? If yes, what differences and does it matter? Chapter 1 Who is Jesus Christ? 1-4 Is he an historical person and how do we know? 1-4 Is it possible to have a close friendship-fellowship with God and with Jesus…

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Word usage 1 John: Fellowship κοινωνια (4x), Abide μενω (22x), know γινωσκω (24x), οιδα (10x) John uses three important terms—fellowship, abiding, and knowing God. They are within the same circle of meaning. Each has a little different emphasis. Fellowship refers to a close friendship; abiding refers to staying close in space (physical or spiritual) to…

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“Instruction about ministry and conduct in the church to Timothy, overseers, deacons, and the church” Tod Kennedy 2014 Chapter Titles Paul’s philosophy of ministry Pray for leaders; godly women Overseers, deacons, and conduct in the church Departure from the faith; train for godliness Respectfully challenge; widows; elders Slaves and masters, godliness, money Summaries Chapter 1,…

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1 Timothy 2013, Timothy, Paul’s Disciple and Fellow Worker Tod Kennedy, March 2013 Timothy’s early life (up to about AD 50). Timothy was from Lystra, a Roman colony in Lycaonia, in southern Galatia (Acts 16.1). Paul was stoned at Lystra (Acts 14:19-20). A Roman colony was a small piece of the city of Rome that…

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