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Introduction.

The series’ theme comes from 1 John 2:24, “If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father.” [The Message] We all want to be deep. We want something lasting, substantive, and profound. This study of 1 John calls us to deeply root ourselves in Jesus, in order to thrive in a fallen world.

 

Audio Version 

SERIES TITLE: Deeper

SESSION FOUR: Deep Walk

TEXT: 1John 2:12-14

INTRODUCTION.

The series’ theme comes from 1 John 2:24, “If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father.” [The Message] We all want to be deep. We want something lasting, substantive, and profound. This study of 1 John calls us to deeply root ourselves in Jesus, in order to thrive in a fallen world.

DISCUSSION.

What have been significant markers in the different stages of your life? How did your life change as a result of entering a new stage?

EXAMINATION.

  • Most Bibles format vv.12-14 differently than the rest of the passage. Why?
  • Why do you think John repeats the words “I write to you” each time?
  • Who are the “dear children” and what is true of them?
  • Who are the “fathers” and what is true of them?
  • Who are the “young men” and what is true of them?
  • Why do you think the groups are repeated, and why is some of the information different the second time?
  • Can you think of any good reasons why John doesn’t list these in chronological order?

APPLICATION.

  • In your spiritual life, which of these three stages do you most relate to, and why?
  • What does this passage teach us about how to move from one stage to another?
  • Consider this quote from Martin Lloyd Jones: “If you are uncertain about the forgiveness of your sin, that in itself is sin.” Is that a fair statement? Why or why not?
  • In your opinion, which of these spiritual stages is represented most at CBC and why?
  • Which stage do we need more of at CBC and why?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?

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