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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 SIX: Deep Truth

TEXT: 1John 2:18-27

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 do you think of when you hear the word Antichrist?

EXAMINATION.

  • V.18 What might be the difference between “the antichrist” and “many antichrists”?
  • V.19 Who are the “us” and “they” John refers to and what do you think happened?
  • Vv.20-21 How would you define “anointing” (consider 2 Corinthians 1:21-22)?
  • Vv.22-23 Based upon this, how would you define antichrist?
  • What does it mean to accept that Jesus is the Christ?
  • How serious is it to deny that Jesus is the Christ?
  • Vv.24-27 What is it that John’s readers “heard from the beginning”?
  • How do we remain in Christ? (1 John 3:24)

APPLICATION.

  • How do you know whether or not you have an anointing from the Holy One?
  • What difference does this anointing make in your life?
  • According to this passage, why is it important to remain with other believers?
  • What truths about Jesus excite you the most, and how does the Holy Spirit confirm those truths in your life?
  • 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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