1 John 2:28-3:10a

Observation Questions, “What does the passage say?” Days 1 & 2

  1. What does Paul tell the little children in v. 28?
  2. What are we told about “Him” in vs. 28-29?
  3. What are we told about those who practice righteousness (2:29; 3:7, 10)? and those who practice sin (3:4; 8, 9)?
  4. Notice the phrase “He appears” in both 2:28 and 3:2 and “He appeared” in verses 3:5 & 8? What are we told happens when He appears?
  5. What does the Father bestow on us in verse 1?
  6. Make some observations on your own, remember the more you look the more you find.

Interpretation: “What does this passage mean?” Days 3 & 4

  1. What does it mean it abide in Christ? See John 15.
  2. Is Christ’s appearing the same as the “second coming”? Is the appearing connected to the “last hour” in verse 18?
  3. Define “practices righteousness.”
  4. Define “practices sin.” What does it mean that “no one who is born of God practices sin”?
  5. Explain 3:3.
  6. In what ways will we “be like Him” (3:2)?

Application: “What does the passage mean to me?” Days 5 & 6

  1. What are you going to do to ensure that you are abiding in Christ?
  2. What areas of your life need to be made more like Him?
  3. What is your practice of righteousness?