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1 John: Know Believe Love  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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The Background of 1 John

Written by John the Apostle

Author of the Gospel of John, three Epistles of John, and the Book of the Revelation

Occasion of Writing

The Purpose of 1 John

To provide a standard to evaluate one’s salvation

Repeated use of phrases such as “I (we) have written...” and “that you(r) may...”

To combat Gnosticism

The Message of 1 John

Salvation is in Jesus

Joy is Possible because Jesus Came

Salvation Makes a Difference in One’s Life

You Can Know and Have Joy

Joy is Only Possible in Relationship to Jesus

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