Bible Study: 4/19/95
I John 4:10-21
"Love is all you need." But in the end it
wasn't really enough for John Lennon! Or was
1. 1 John 4:7 .......and everyone who loves
is born of God and knows God.... The one who
does not love does not know
God......Everyone who loves whom, what?
...Elaborate in plain English.
Throw in the Wrench Question: If one does
not know God does that mean they are
incapable of love? i.e Can non-Christians
2a. Does God love us because we loved Him
first? Or do we love God because God loved
us first? If the latter, then do all the
people who God loves love Him back?
2b. V15-16 If God abides in us, and us in
God when we confess that Jesus is the Son of
God. The question arises: did God abide in
us before we confessed that Jesus was the
Son of God or after?. And at what point did
we start to love God or Jesus? Did God love
us before or after this event, or if He
loves all equally, did God's love have
anything to do with our confessing that
Jesus was the Son of God?
3. Verse 12 says:..... No one has beheld God
at any time; if we love one another....Why
is this statement stuck in the middle here?
What does it have to do with loving one
4. What is one question you want to ask
about this chapter, but hasn't been asked?
Tough questions welcome.