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1 John 4:1-3

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1-3
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Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
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and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

  1. What are we not to believe?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  2. What are we to do with the spirits (prophecies)?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  3. Why must we do this?
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  4. If a Spirit is of God, what will they confess about Jesus?
    1 John 4:2
    By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
  5. If a Spirit is not of God, who are they not born of?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  6. What is this the spirit of?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  7. What spirit is already in the world?
    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

1 John 4:4-6

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:4-6
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Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
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They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
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We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

  1. If you are of God, who have you overcome?
    1 John 4:4
    Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  2. Why can we overcome them?
    1 John 4:4
    Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  3. What are they of?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  4. How do they speak?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  5. Who hears them?
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  6. Who was John of?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  7. If a person know God, will they hear John?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  8. Who will not hear John?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  9. What do we know by this?
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 4:7-11

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7-11
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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
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Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
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In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
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In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
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Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

  1. Why are we to love one another?
    1 John 4:7
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  2. Who is born of God?
    1 John 4:7
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  3. Who is not of God?
    1 John 4:8
    Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  4. What did God do, to manifest His love toward us?
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
  5. Why did He do this?
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
  6. What is this love in?
    1 John 4:10
    In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  7. Who is the propitiation (full payment) for our sins?
    1 John 4:10
    In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  8. Beloved, if God so loved us, what should we do?
    1 John 4:11
    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:12-16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him

1 John 4:12-16
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No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
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By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
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And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
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Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
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So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  1. Who has seen god?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  2. If we love one another, who abides in us?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  3. What has been perfected in us?
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  4. How do we know that we abide in Him, and He in us?
    1 John 4:13
    By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
  5. What had John seen and testified of?
    1 John 4:14
    And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
  6. If a person confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, who abide in him?
    1 John 4:15
    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
  7. Who does He abide in?
    1 John 4:15
    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
  8. What have we known and believed?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  9. What is God?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  10. Who abides in God?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
  11. Who does God abide in?
    1 John 4:16
    So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:17-19

We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:17-19
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By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
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We love because he first loved us.

  1. Because we have boldness in the day of judgment, what does this show has been perfected among us?
    1 John 4:17
    By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
  2. How are we to be in this world?
    1 John 4:17
    By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
  3. Why is there no fear in love?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  4. What does fear involve?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  5. If a person fears, what has not happened?
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  6. Why do we love Him?
    1 John 4:19
    We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:20-21

If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

1 John 4:20-21
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If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
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And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

  1. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, what is he?
    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
  2. If he does not love his brother whom he has seen, who can he not love?
    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
  3. What commandment do we have from God?
    1 John 4:21
    And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
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