1 John 1:1-10
My Sermon Notes from March 7, 2021 Full Text: 约翰一书 1 John 1:1-10
論到太初就已經存在的生命之道，就是我們所聽見，親眼所看見，仔細觀察過，親手摸過的； 2 這生命已經顯現出來，我們見過了，現在也作見證，並且向你們宣揚這本來與父同在，又向我們顯現過的永遠的生命。 3 我們把所看見所聽見的向你們宣揚，使你們也可以和我們彼此相通。我們是與父和他的兒子耶穌基督彼此相通的。 4 我們寫這些事，是要使我們的喜樂充足。
5 神是光，在他裡面毫無黑暗；這就是我們從他那裡聽見，現在傳給你們的信息。 6 我們若說自己與他彼此相通，卻行在黑暗裡，就是說謊話，不實行真理了。 7 我們若行在光中，像他在光中一樣，就彼此相通，他兒子耶穌的血也潔淨我們脫離一切罪。 8 我們若說自己沒有罪，就是自欺，真理就不在我們裡面了。 9 我們若承認自己的罪， 神是信實的、公義的，必定赦免我們的罪，潔淨我們脫離一切不義。 10 我們若說自己沒有犯過罪，就是把 神當作說謊的，他的道就不在我們心裡了。
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our[a] joy complete.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
1. Why is loving and respecting each other in the church important?
2. How do we love one another as Christ commanded us to do?
3. Why is fellowship the by-product of brotherly/sisterly love between believers?
4.What is the purpose of forgiving each other and showing acceptance in faith?