1 John 5:1-12

Review & Analysis:  To start, we have the concepts of belief in Christ, being born of God, and begotten from God (v. 1) … Then emphasized is the love of God, a love that compels one to keep His commandments (vv. 2, 3), something previously penned by John elsewhere (Jn. 14:15) … Those born of God overcome the world by believing Jesus to be the Son of the living God (vv. 4, 5) … It’s the believing or one’s faith in the reality of Jesus that causes this to happen … “Faith” is something given to Christians (1 Pet. 1:18-21), not to all … This “water and blood” bit from Jesus is , again, previously penned by our author (Jn. 19:34-35) … The heavenly triune here are the Father, Word, and Spirit (v. 6, 7) … These three bear His witness on the earth ( see Jn. 8:17-18) – Spirit, water, and blood (v. 8) agree or indicate Christ … The result of this believed witness is the Holy Spirit (vv. 9, 10), indicating one’s belief in Jesus at the deepest level … Jesus Christ is life (vv. 11, 12) … Class dismissed … Have a great weekend … Amen & Amen.