Returning to the Basics


1 John [not the Gospel of John] is an epistle written by John the Apostle.  The purpose of John’s epistle is to encourage Christians to return to the fundamental truths of the Christian faith.  To summarize, John is calling Christians to profess faith in Jesus that produces an obedience to Jesus’ teachings and a love for God and other believers.

Read 1 John 1, the introduction to John’s letter.

  1. What [or who] is the “word of life” John talks about?
  2. Does 1 John 1:1-4 remind you of another book of the Bible? [Hint: Think about the 1st chapter of one of the Gospels].
  3. What is the difference between “walking in the light” and “walking in darkness?”
  4. How do we make God a liar?