IN JESUS WE OVERCOME THE WORLD
1 John 5:1-21
Key Verse: 5:5
“Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
Read verse 1. What does it mean to believe that Jesus is the Christ? What is God’s promise? What does it mean to be born of God?
Read verses 2‑5. How do we show love for God? How can we love God’s children? (2Co 5:14) Why are God’s commands not burdensome? Why must we be thankful to God? (Ro 1:21‑31)
Who is it that overcomes the world? (5; Jn 16:33; 2Ti 4:7,8a) How? (4,5) How does believing that Jesus is the Son of God give us victory? Why is faith in Jesus the only way to overcome the world? (Jn 14:6)
Read verses 6‑12. How is Jesus proved to be perfect God and perfect man? Why is it of eternal importance to believe in the Son of God? (11,12; 2Co 5:10; Rev 21:8) What does it mean to have life? (Jn 5:24)
Read verses 13‑15. Why can we approach God confidently? (13; Ro 5:1,2; Mk 11:24) What does it mean to you that he hears us? What else can we learn here about prayer?
Read verses 16‑21. How must we help our brothers? Why must we not continue to sin? What kind of world do we live in? How can we escape from the one who is a liar and a murderer? (Jn 8:44) Why does John warn about idols?