I John Outline
Written by: Chapman, Don Posted on: 05/06/2003
Category: Bible Studies
I John Outline
by Pastor Don Chapman
I. Introduction 1:1-4
A) The importance of doctrine 1:1-2
B) Doctrine is the basis of having fellowship
with God and other believers 1:3
C) The primary reason for this letter 1:4
II. The requirement for fellowship with God 1:5-10
III. The second reason for this letter 2:1-2
IV. How to tell if a believer is in fellowship 2:3-12
A) He will obey the Word of God 2:3-5
B) He will walk as Jesus Christ walked 2:6
C) He will have AGAPE love for other believers 2:7-11
V. The reason John took the time to write to these
VI. Exhortation to not be worldly 2:15-17
VII. Signs of the last days 2:18-23
A) Many antiChrists 2:18
B) Many people will leave local churches 2:19-20
C) People will deny the true nature of Christ 2:21-23
VIII. Exhortation to cling to the true doctrine about the
nature of Christ 2:24-27
IX. Exhortation to stay in fellowship in order to be prepared
for the Rapture 2:28-29
X. Believers who are prepared for the Rapture are different from
the world 3:1-24
A) They respond to God 3:1a
B) The world does not understand them 3:1b
C) They have a hope the world will never have 3:2
D) They keep themselves pure and love other believers 3:3-24
XI. Warning to not believe everything someone tells you 4:1-6
XII. Exhortation to love other believers 4:7-21
XIII. Second exhortation to continue to believe in Christ's true
XIV. Third reason for writing this letter 5:13
XV. The benefits of staying in fellowship 5:14-17
XVI. Signs which prove that a believer is in fellowship 5:18-21
A) He is not a slave to sin 5:18
B) He is not a slave to Satan 5:18
C) He is not a slave to the world 5:19
D) He continues to believe in Christ's true nature 5:20-21
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