Lesson 10 – 1 John 5:12-21 (KJV)

Life in Christ, Praying for the Saints, and Danger of Idols

12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Podcast Episode Teaching Advice:

Important Doctrines Being Taught:

#1 Jesus Christ is life, and those that are in Him have life, those that are not in Christ Jesus do not have life.

#2 Those that believe on the name of Jesus Christ have life.

#3 God will hear and answer the prayers of the saints, as long as they are praying for things that are in agreement with His will.

#4 The saints are to pray for the forgiveness of the saints if they fall into sin.

#5 There is a sin that is unto death , and for this type of sin the saints are not to pray of behalf of others for.

#6 The saints do not live in habitual unrepentant sin, and are protected from the evil one by God the father.

#7 All those outside of Christ are part of the world of wickedness.

#8 God the father has given understanding to the saints so that they would know that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh and is true.

#9 Jesu Christ not only gives eternal life, He is eternal life.

#10 The saints are to purposefully keep themselves from idols.

Comprehension Questions:

#1 Those that have Jesus have what?


#2 Those that do not have Jesus do not have what?

They do not have life.

#3 What two reasons did John give for writing his letter?

1 That people would believe on the name of the son of God.

2 That they would know they truly have eternal life.

#4 What can the Christian do in order to know God hears them?

They have to pray for those things that are according to the will of God.

#5 What are Christians supposed to do to other Christians that sin?

Pray for them.

#6 What can the wicked one not do tot the true Christian that keeps themselves from sin?

He can not touch them.

#7 The whole world, apart from God, is what?


#8 Why has God given people understanding?

So they may know the true God and His son Jesus Christ, who is eternal life.

#9 What is the last thing John warns Christians to keep themselves from?

Idols (Obeying anything other than God.)

True or False Questions:

#1 There is no life outside of Jesus Christ.


#2 Anything we want we can get from God if we pray fro it.


#3 We are to pray for our fellow Christians if they sin.


#4 The evil one can not touch the Christian unless God lets him. 


#5 Christians do not need to be worried about sinning, because they can not sin.