Lesson 8 – 1 John 4:12-21 (KJV)

Confessing Jesus, Fearing God, the Heart of Flesh

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We love him, because he first loved us.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Important Doctrines Being Taught:

#1 No man has ever seen God.

#2 The saints are identified by their love and care for one another.

#3 Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the son of God, God dwells in Him, and He in God.

#4 The Christian is to be as Christ is here now on earth, this is their confidence and assurance of salvation.

#5 The fear and terror of the judgement of God is turned to joy because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, where the saints were reconciled to God.

#6 Man can only love God, if God loves him first.

#7 If a person professes to love God, yet does not love the people of God, then he is a liar and does not love God at all.

Comprehension Questions:

#1 How many men have seen God?

#2 How do we know if God is in us?

#3 Why did the Father send His son into the world?

#4 What is one way we know that we are in God, and that He is in us?

#5 What does John say God is?

#6 What will we have if we live as Jesus lived?

#7 How is it possible for men to love God?

#8 What does John call someone who says they love God, but not the people of God?

#9 What does John say a person can not do if they do not love the people they can see?

#10 What does God command His people to do?

True or False Questions:

#1 Loving other people in not important.

#2 We know if we are of God because of the spirit and desire He gave us.

#3 Believing on the name of Jesus Christ is not something someone has to do in order to love God.

#4 Christians are to seek to live as Jesus lived in obedience to God the Father.

#5 Those that say they love God, but hate others are liars.