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Updated June 17, 2014

1 John: Precept Ministries International Inductive Study
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1 John Commentary
Verse by Verse Exposition
Compiled by Bruce Hurt
Onsite
Updated June 17, 2014

1 John 1:1
1 John 1:2
1 John 1:3
1 John 1:4
1 John 1:5
1 John 1:6
1 John 1:7
1 John 1:8
1 John 1:9
1 John 1:10

1 John 2:1
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1 John 2:3
1 John 2:4
1 John 2:5
1 John 2:6
1 John 2:7
1 John 2:8
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1 John 2:10
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1 John 2:15
1 John 2:16
1 John 2:17
1 John 2:18
1 John 2:19
1 John 2:20
1 John 2:21
1 John 2:22
1 John 2:23

1 John 3:1
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:3

   

Henry Alford (1810-1871)
(Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments)
The New Testament for English Readers
1 John
Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

Henry Alford's "The New Testament for English Readers"

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Henry Alford
The Greek New Testament
1 John
Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Henry Alford's 1903 "The Greek Testament"

1 John Introduction
1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Wayne Barber
Verse by Verse Exposition of 1 John
Pithy & Practical Sermons - Highly Recommended

Messages Below are Transcripts
1 John 1 - Introduction
1 John 1:1 - What Every Believer Ought to Know
1 John 1:1-4 - That Our Joy May Be Made Complete!
1 John 1:5-10 - Evidence of Christianity
1 John 1:8-10 - The Believer and Sin - Part 1
1 John 2:1 - The Believer and Sin - Part 2
1 John 2:1-6 - We Can Know That We Are Believers!
1 John 2:7-11 - The Believer and Relationships
1 John 2:12-17 The Believer and the World
1 John 2:18-24 The Believer and the Truth
1 John 2:25-29 The Believer and the Holy Spirit

William Barclay
1 John Commentary
Daily Study Bible

James Rosscup: This is a lucid and well-organized exposition of the epistles with many helpful lists on different facets of truth John can have in mind at different points as on “light” and “darkness” in I John 1:5. There is stimulating background material and warm application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Albert Barnes
Notes on the New Testament

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Brian Bell
Notes on the New Testament
Two Sermon Series - 1999 and 2010 -
Newest Sermons in Bold Font

1 John 1:1-4
1 John 1:1-4
1 John 1:5-10
1 John 1:5-10

1 John 2:1-14
1 John 2:1-14
1 John 2:15-29
1 John 2:15-29

1 John 3:1-3
1 John 3:1-15
1 John 3:4-24
1 John 3:16-24

1 John 4
1 John 4:1-21

1 John 5
1 John 5:1-21

Johann A Bengel
Commentary on 1 John
From the "Gnomon of the New Testament"

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Johann Bengel
The Critical English Testament

Commentary on 1John
Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon (above) and Comments
by more modern expositors (in brackets) to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.

Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon (listed above) more accessible -- "Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as 120 years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it...will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely...to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Bible.org Resources
Resources that Reference 1 John
on the largest Bible Study Resource on the Web
Hint: Do a "control + find" when you open a "hit" and search only 1 Jo , not full name.
This may take some practice but is guaranteed to yield some "gems"!
Recommended Resource

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5

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Biblical Illustrator
Anecdotes, Illustrations, Exposition
Joseph Exell, Editor

Introduction
1 John 1 (more than 70 pages of resources)

1 John 2 (more than 75 pages of resources)

1 John 3 (more than 120 pages of resources)

1 John 4 (more than 80 pages of resources)

1 John 5 (more than 80 pages of resources)

A H Brooke
1 John Commentary
International Critical Commentary

James Rosscup: This ICC work rates with Westcott as one of the top two detailed older commentaries of a technical nature based on the Greek text. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Robert S. Candlish
Commentary on 1 John

Spurgeon commenting on this commentary wrote "We set great store by these lectures. A man hardly needs anything beyond Candlish. He is devout, candid, prudent and forcible." (Commenting and commentaries)

Table of Contents


PRELIMINARY CHAPTERS - GENERAL AIM OF THE BOOK
1 John 1:3 The Doctrine of Fellowship of the Apostles
1 John 1:4 The Joy of the Lord and Its Fulness

 

PART FIRST - PRIMARY CONDITION OF THE DIVINE FELLOWSHIP - LIGHT

1 John 1:5-7 The Ground or Reason of this Condition (Light)

1 John 1:8-10 This Condition fulfilled in the Confession of a Guileless Spirit

1 John 2:1 Sinless Aim of the Guileless Spirit - Provision for its Continued Sense of Sin

1 John 2:1,2 Nature and Ground of Christ's Advocacy as Meeting the Need of the Guileless Spirit
1 John 2:3-5 The Guileless Spirit Realizing Through Obedience the Knowledge of God as the means of Being and Abiding in God

1 John 2:6 The Christlike Walk of with One Guileless Spirit Abiding in God  

1 John 2:7,8 The Commandment at Once Old and New to One Walking with Guileless Spirit in the Light

1 John 2:9-11 Brotherly Love a Test and Means of Being and Abiding With Guileless Spirit in the Light

1 John 2:12-14 The Guileless Spirit Abiding in the Light in its Threefold Aspect of Childhood, Fatherhood & Youth
1 John 2:15, 16 The Guileless Spirit Loving Not the World which is Darkness, but God Who is Light

1 John 2:17 The Guileless Spirit, Amid the Dark World's Flow Established in the Light of Godliness
1 John 2:18-20 The Guileless Spirit, Amid Antichristian Defections Established by a Messianic Unction and Illumination
1 John 2:21-23 The Guileless Spirit, Amid Antichristian Denial of the Son
1 John 2:24, 25 The Guileless Spirit, Abiding in the Son and in the Father, so as to Receive the Promise of Eternal Life

1 John 2:26-28 The Guileless Spirit, through the Abiding Messianic Unction and Illumination of the Holy Ghost, Abiding in Christ, so as to Have Confidence at His Coming

 

PART SECOND - INTERMEDIATE CONDITION OF THE DIVINE FELLOWSHIP - RIGHTEOUSNESS

1 John 2:29, 3:1 Ground or Reason of this Condition in the Righteous Nature of God

1 John 2:29, 3:2 The Divine Birth--The Family Likeness

1 John 3:2,4 The Divine Hope Perfecting the Sinless Family Likeness

1 John 3:4-6 The Secret of Sinlessness - Abiding in the Sinless One As Manifested to Take Away our Sins
1 John 3:6,9 The Secret of Sinlessness - Our Abiding in Christ - The Seed of God Abiding in Us

1 John 3:7,8 The Secret of Sinlessness - The Contrasted "Doings" - Doing Righteousness and Doing Sin

1 John 3:10-12 Connection of Doing Righteousness with Brotherly Love as Proving a Divine Birth

1 John 3:14-16 Brotherly Love the Fruit and Test of Passing from Death Unto Life

1 John 3:17-21 Righteousness or Truth in Brotherly Love
1 John 3:22, 23 Righteousness Essential to our Pleasing God and to His Hearing Us

1 John 3:24, 4:1 Our Righteousness Attested by Obedience

1 John 3:24, 4:4 Our Righteousness Exercised in Trying the Spirits

1 John 4:4-6 The Spirit of Christ in us Greater than the Spirit of the Antichrist in the World

 

PART THIRD - ULTIMATE CONDITION OF THE DIVINE FELLOWSHIP - LOVE

1 John 4:7-10 Love is God - God is Love
1 John 4:10-12 Love Going Forth Towards What is Seen

1 John 4:13-16 Love the Means of Mutual Indwelling

1 John 4:17-19 The Boldness of Perfected Love

1 John 4:20, 21-5:1-3 The Objects of our Love - The Children of God and God Himself

 

PART FOURTH - THE DIVINE FELLOWSHIP OF LIGHT, RIGHTEOUSNESS & LOVE OVERCOMING THE WORLD& ITS PRINCE

1 John 5:2,3 Love to God Keeping His Commandments and Not Finding them Grievous
1 John 5:4,5 Filial Faith Overcoming the World

1 John 5:6,8 The Three Witnesses and Their Agreement

1 John 5:9,10 The Witness or Testimony of god to and in Believers

1 John 5:11, 12 The Substance of the Testimony - Eternal Life God's Gift in His Son

1 John 5:13-15 Eternal Life Connected with Confidence in Prayer
1 John 5:16,17 Prayer for a Brother's Sin, but not for a Sin unto Death

1 John 5:17, 18 The Believer as Born of God Keeping Himself So As Not to Sin

1 John 5:18, 19 Our Being of God - The World Lying in the Wicked One

1 John 5:20 Knowing the True One and Being in Him

1 John 5:20, 21 Jesus the True God and Eternal Life, Against All Idols

John Calvin
Commentary on 1 John
1 John Introduction

1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Alan Carr
Sermons on 1 John

1 John 1:1-10 God's Formula For Fellowship
1 John 1:4 Let's Take A Test
1 John 2:6 Are You Walking Like Jesus?
1 John 3:16-19 How To Love Thy Neighbor
1 John 4:7-12 What Are The Facts About God's Love?
1 John 4:7-12 The Love of God
1 John 5:1-13 How Can I Know For Sure?
1 John 5:11-13 How To Be Saved And Know It
1 John 5:11-13The Birthmarks Of The True Believer

Rich Cathers
Sermons on 1 John

1 John 1:1-4
1 John 1:3-9
1 John 1-2 Survey

1 John 1:5-10

1 John 2:1-6

1 John 2:7-11

1 John 2:12-17

1 John 2:18-29
1 John 3-5 Survey

1 John 3:1-10

1 John 3:4-10
1 John 3:10-23

1 John 3:11-19

1 John 3:20-24

1 John 4:1-3

1 John 4:3-11

1 John 4:12-21

1 John 5:1-3

1 John 5:4-5

1 John 5:6-9

1 John 5:10-13

1 John 5:14-15

1 John 5:16-21

Steven Cole
Sermons on 1 John
Excellent Resource
Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

1 John 1: The Tests of True Christianity
1 John 1:4 True Christianity
1 John 1:3-4 True Fellowship

1 John 1:5-10 How to Have Fellowship With God
1 John 1:7 Walking in the Light (Part 1) -- Audio only

1 John 1:7-9 Walking in the Light (Part 2) -- Audio only

1 John 2:1-2 The Key to Holiness
1 John 2:3-6 How to Know That You Know Him
1 John 2:7-11 The Old New Commandment
1 John 2:12-14 Encouragement for the Family of God
1 John 2:15-17 Choose Your Love: the World or the Father?
1 John 2:18-23 Avoiding Spiritual Deception (Part 1)

1 John 2:24-27 Avoiding Spiritual Deception (Part 2)

1 John 2:28-29 Are You Ready for His Coming?

1 John 3:1 The Father's Great Love
1 John 3:2-3 The Purifying Hope

1 John 3:4-10 The Believer and Sin
1 John 3:11-18 Hatred or Love?
1 John 3:19-24 Blessed Assurance

1 John 4:1-6 Spiritual Discernment

1 John 4:7-11 Why We Must Love

1 John 4:12-16 Assurance of Abiding
1 John 4:12-16 Facing the Judgment with Confidence

1 John 5:1-5 Vital Signs of the New Birth

1 John 5:5-13 Is Christianity Merely Psychological?

1 John 5:14-17 Confidence and Carefulness in Prayer

1 John 5:18-21 Knowing This, Guard Yourself

Thomas Constable
Click to Scroll Bible text synchronized with Constable's notes.
Very useful study tool!

 

J Ligon Duncan
Sermons on 1 John
Updated 6/8/2014

1 John 1:1-4 The Word of Life Appeared to Us

1 John 1:5-7 God is Light

1 John 1:8-10 Dealing with Sin

1 John 2:1-2 Dealing with Sin (2)

1 John 2:3-6 If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

1 John 2:7-11 Loving Christians

1 John 2:12-14 A Word of Assurance

1 John 2:15-17 Don't Love the World

1 John 2:18-21 The Test of Fellowship

1 John 2:22-23 The Test of Acknowledgement of Jesus the Messiah

1 John 2:24-28 The Test of Perseverance

1 John 2: 29 - 3:10 The Test of Righteousness

1 John 3:6, 5:18 New Relationship to Sin (Derek Thomas)

1 John 3:10-24 The Test of Love 

1 John 4:1-6 The Test of Acknowledgment of Jesus the Messiah come in the Flesh

1 John 4:7-16 The Source of Love

1 John 4:7-19 The Expression of Love

1 John 4:20-21 The Inseparable Link Between Divine and Christian Love

1 John 5:1-5 Loving the Father, the Son, the Commands, and Overcoming the World (Derek Thomas). 

1 John 5:6-12 Life in His Son

1 John 5:13-21 Examination for Assurance

Ron Daniel
Sermons on 1 John

1 John 1:1-4
1 John 1:5-2:17

1 John 2:18-27
1 John 2:28-3:24

1 John 4:1-6
1 John 4:7-21

1 John 5:13-21

e-Catena
Compiled Allusions to the NT in the Ante-Nicene Fathers
Sermons on 1 John

1 John 1

1 John 2

1 John 3

1 John 4

1 John 5

Expositor's Bible Commentary
Commentary on 1 John
William Alexander
Preface
Table of Contents

Background of First Letter
Connection of Epistle with Gospel of John
The Polemical Element
The Image of John's Soul in His Epistle
Analysis and Theory of

1 John 1:1 Analysis and Theory of John's Gospel
1 John 1:1 Gospel Historical Not Ideological
1 John 2:1 Extent of the Atonement
1 John 2:2 Missionary Application of the Extent of the Atonement
1 John 2:6 The Influence of the Great Life Walk A Personal Influence
1 John 2:15, 16 The World Which We Must Not Love

1 John 2:17 Use and Abuse of the Sense of the Vanity of the World
1 John 2:20 Knowing All Things
1 John 2:29, 3:9 Notes

1 John 3:16-18 Lofty Ideals Perilous Unless Applied
1 John 4:17 Boldness in the Day of Judgment
1 John 4:2-3 The Polemical Element in the First Epistle of St John

1 John 5:3, 4, 5, Birth and Victory
1 John 5:6-10 The Gospel As A Gospel of Witness; The Three Witnesses

1 John 5:9 The Witness of Men (Applied to the Resurrection)

1 John 5:17 Sin Unto Death
1 John 5:17 The Terrible Truism Which Has No Exception

1 John 5:3-17 Notes
1 John 5:18-21 Notes

Expositor's Greek Testament
Commentary on 1 John
David Smith

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

Devotional Writings
On 1 John
F B Meyer
Theodore Epp
Andrew Murray
J C Philpot
C H Spurgeon
Octavius Winslow
Oswald Chambers

1 John 1:1-4 Theodore Epp
1 John 1:5-10  Theodore Epp

1 John 1:6, 7 F B Meyer
1 John 1:6 Spurgeon
1 John 1:7 Spurgeon
1 John 1:7 Spurgeon

1 John 1:7-9 Andrew Murray
1 John 1:7 Octavius Winslow
1 John 1:7 Octavius Winslow
1 John 1:7 Octavius Winslow
1 John 1:7 Octavius Winslow
1 John 1:7 Oswald Chambers
1 John 1:8-9 F B Meyer
1 John 1:9 J C Philpot
1 John 1:9 Andrew Murray
1 John 1:9 Octavius Winslow
1 John 2:1-6  Theodore Epp
1 John 2:1 Spurgeon
1 John 2:1 Spurgeon

1 John 2:1 J C Philpot
1 John 2:1 Octavius Winslow
1 John 2:2 J C Philpot
1 John 2:2 Oswald Chambers
1 John 2:6 Spurgeon
1 John 2:7-11  Theodore Epp
1 John 2:11 F B Meyer
1 John 2:15 J C Philpot
1 John 2:15 J C Philpot
1 John 2:12-17  Theodore Epp
1 John 2:17 J C Philpot
1 John 2:17 F B Meyer
1 John 2:18-19  Theodore Epp
1 John 2:27 J C Philpot
1 John 2:27 Octavius Winslow
1 John 3:1-10  Theodore Epp
1 John 3:1 J C Philpot
1 John 3:1 Octavius Winslow
1 John 3:1-2  Spurgeon
1 John 3:2 J C Philpot
1 John 3:2 F B Meyer
1 John 3:2 Oswald Chambers

1 John 3:3 F B Meyer
1 John 3:4 F B Meyer
1 John 3:8 J C Philpot
1 John 3:9 Octavius Winslow
1 John 3:9 Oswald Chambers
1 John 3:11-24  Theodore Epp
1 John 3:14 F B Meyer
1 John 3:14 J C Philpot
1 John 4:1-6  Theodore Epp
1 John 4:7 J C Philpot
1 John 4:7-21  Theodore Epp

1 John 4:8 J C Philpot
1 John 4:8  Spurgeon
1 John 4:10 Octavius Winslow
1 John 4:13 J C Philpot
1 John 4:13  Spurgeon
1 John 4:14  Spurgeon

1 John 4:16 F B Meyer
1 John 4:16 J C Philpot
1 John 4:16-19 F B Meyer
1 John 4:18 Octavius Winslow
1 John 4:19 J C Philpot
1 John 4:19 Octavius Winslow
1 John 4:19  Spurgeon
1 John 4:19  Spurgeon

1 John 4:20 Octavius Winslow
1 John 5:1-13  Theodore Epp
1 John 5:1 J C Philpot
1 John 5:1 Octavius Winslow
1 John 5:5 J C Philpot
1 John 5:7 J C Philpot
1 John 5:7 Octavius Winslow
1 John 5:10 J C Philpot
1 John 5:10 Octavius Winslow
1 John 5:14-15 Andrew Murray
1 John 5:14-21  Theodore Epp

1 John 5:15 F B Meyer
1 John 5:16 Oswald Chambers
1 John 5:20 J C Philpot
1 John 5:21 F B Meyer
1 John 5:21 J C Philpot
1 John 5:21 J C Philpot

George G Findlay
Fellowship in the Life Eternal
An Exposition of the Epistles of St John
425 page Pdf

James Rosscup writes "Based on the Greek text, this work is one of the great commentaries on the three epistles from more than three quarters of a century ago." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

An Exposition of the Epistles of St John

Bruce Goettsche
Sermons
1 John The Real Deal Christian

1 John 1:1-4 Jesus: The Real Deal Savior

1 John 1:5-7 The Starting Point of Real Christianity

1 John 1:6-10 Forgiven

1 John 2:1-6 The Problem of Forgiveness

1 John 2:7-11 The New Old Command

1 John 2:12-14 Grateful Assurance

1 John 2:15-17 Not Loving the World We Love

1 John 2:18-27 Happy New Year; Keep Your Eyes Open

1 John 2:28-3:3 Children of God

1 John 3:4-10 Breaking the Sin Habit

1 John 3:11-18 Love Illustrated

1 John 3:19-24 Finding Confidence with God

1 John 4:1-6 How to Find the Truth

1 John 4:7-12 Motivation for Love

1 John 4:13-16 The Basis of Our Confidence

1 John 4:17-21 No Fear

1 John 5:1-5 Joyful Obedience

1 John 5:6-12 Water and Blood

1 John 5:13 Being Sure of Heaven

1 John 5:14-17 Praying with Confidence

1 John 5:18-21 Before You Go.

Joe Guglielmo
Sermons
Calvary Chapel of Manitowoc
Note: Excellent message on The Anointing - not that the others are not --
I just did not have time to read them all!

1 John 1 Overview
1 John 2:1-11
1 John 2:12-29
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5 08/24/06
1 John Introduction
1 John 1:5-10 Fellowship
1 John 2:3-11 The Litmus Test - 1
1 John 2:3-11 The Litmus Test - 2
1 John 2:24-27  The Anointing - excellent message
1 John 3:1-3 Who Loves You Baby?
1 John 4:1-6 Do You Know the Way?
1 John 5:20-21 The Battle for Truth

W. Hall Harris III
Exegetical Commentary
Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

Comfort & Counsel for a Church in Crisis

The Authorship of 1 John

Background and Setting of 1 John

The Author’s Opponents and Their Teaching in 1 John

Structure and Purpose of 1 John

The Prologue to 1 John (1:1-4)

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 2:18-27

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 2:28-3:10

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 3:11-24

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 4:1-6

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 4:7-5:4a

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 5:4b-12

Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 5:13-21

Norman Harrison
Life, Love, and Light
Life, Love and Light - Gospel and Epistle of John - 1929

1 John 1:3 A Fellowship - Threefold and Three-Tense
1 John 1:7 Walking in the Light
1 John 2:28 The Abiding Life
1 John 2:6 The Test of A True Experience
1 John 4:11 Loving As He Loved
1 John 4:13 Living in the Spirit
1 John 5:4 The Victory - Threefold and Three-Tense
 

The Entries Below are from the Gospel of John
THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - John 10:10

THE GOSPEL OF LOVE - John 3:16

THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT - John 8:12

James Hastings
Great Texts of the Bible
1 John
(In depth discussion)

1 John 1:8,9 Righteous Forgiveness (14 pages)
1 John 2:2 An Advocate with the Father
1 John 3:1 - Love that Confers Sonship
1 John 3:2 What we Are and What we Shall Be
1 John 3:3 The Power of Christian Hope
1 John 4:7 The Bond of Brotherhood
1 John 4:8 God (God is Love)
1 John 4:18 Love Casting Out Fear
1 John 4:19 The Ray and the Reflection
1 John 5:4 Victory over the World
1 John 5:21 The Peril of Idolatry

David Holwick
1 John Sermons
Click > Go to New Testament > 1 John

1 John 1:3 Formed For the Family of God
1 John 1:5-10 Barriers To Forgiveness
1 John 1:8-10 Take Responsibility
1 John 3:19-23 Greater Than Our Hearts
1 John 4:7-12Becoming a Caring Fellowship
1 John 5:13 The Assurance of Salvation

D Edmond Hiebert
Expositional Commentary
Recommended Resource

James Rosscup has the following note on Hiebert's book The Epistles of John An Expositional Commentary.  Note that the links below are to Hiebert's articles in Bibliotheca Sacra which form the basis for his formal published work. Thus Rosscup writes that Hiebert's work "is one of the best medium-length (here 371-pp.) explanations that is serious and clear to deal with most key matters, not pass them by. Hiebert sees ways to have assurance of real salvation, and 1Jn 5:13 as a key for the whole epistle, not confining its focus to details in 1Jn 5:1-12 or 1Jn 5:11,12 (251–52). He views 1Jn 5:16 as a case of a saved person praying for another saved person who receives “life” in the sense of restoration and promotion of his spiritual welfare (260). He usually takes a stand on what a phrase means, gives reasons, and is plain. His comments in the main body, his extensive bibliography (351–60), and frequent footnote references to good sources all exemplify his earnest attempt to give readers light." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Note: Commentary on 1Jn 5:13-21 is from Galaxie.com - $50 annual fee to view entire article but gives access to over 20 major theological journals and literally 1000's of articles.

1 John 1:1-4
1 John 1:5-2-6
1 John 2:7-17
1 John 2:18-28

1 John 2:29-3:12
1 John 3:13-24
1 John 4:1-6
1 John 4:7-21
1 John 5:1-12

1 John 5:13-21

H A Ironside
Commentary Notes
1 John

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

IVP Commentary
From Intervarsity Press
1 John Commentary

James Rosscup writes "A lucid 168-pp., crisp exposition with some application in a flow for popular, general use. In a number of verses the book helps, at others it frustrates due to passing by views and reasons, or lacks sufficient comments. Much generalizing leaves an impression that in order to be seen as saved one must live an ideally perfect life (cf. 43), yet at other points one reads that Christians sin (45). The work has a healthy clarity that real grace, distinct from cheap so-called (but not genuine) grace (51) elicits confession of sin and seeking obedience to God. Such a life with God helps one’s assurance to be a properly experienced reality, as in 1Jn 2:3 (51), even this by grace. Some statements are quite helpful, as “righteous conduct does not make us God’s children. Rather, such conduct is the consequence or expression of a relationship that already exists” after rebirth (87). Many issues are left in a blur, for instance “God’s seed remains” (1Jn 3:9)." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

S Lewis Johnson
Sermons on 1 John
Audios and Transcripts

1 John 1:1-4 The Eternal Life with the Father
1 John 1:5-7 The Eternal Life and the Fellowship
1 John 1:8-10 Communion and Confession
1 John 2:1-2 An Advocate With the Father
1 John 2:1-2 The Propitiation for Sinners
1 John 2:3-6 Knowing and Keeping the Commandments
1 John 2:7-11 An Old and New Commandment
1 John 2:12-14 In the Light - A Three-fold Assurance
1 John 2:15-17 Squandering Love and the Abiding Life
1 John 2:18-21 The Last Hour and the Doctrinal Test
1 John 2:22-25  Christ Loyal to His Word
1 John 2:26-27 The Sufficiency of the Anointing
1 John 2:28-29  Avoiding the Shame
1 John 3:1-3 The Confidence, Hope and Obligation of the Children of God
1 John 3:4-9 The Inadmissability of Sin
1 John 3:10-12 The Two Fatherhoods
1 John 3:13-18 Divine Love and Its Inevitable Truth
1 John 3:19-24 Christian Assurance and the Uneasy Heart
1 John 4:1-6  The Test of the Spirits
1 John 4:7-12 The Divinity of Love
1 John 4:13-16 The Marks of an Authentic Believer
1 John 4:17-21 Boldness in the Day of Judgment
1 John 5:1-5 The Hostile World and the Conquering Faith
1 John 5:6-12 The Three Witnesses, the Faith Confirmed
1 John 5:13-17 Assurance, Prayer and Sin Unto Death
1 John 5:18-21 The Triple Mark of the Christian Affirmation

Guy King
The Fellowship
An Exposition of 1 John

James Rosscup writes that although it is "Only 127 pages long, this book is like King’s other expositions in that it is rich in phraseology, sermonic ideas and illustrations. It is a good, brief work to recommend to laymen and also good for the preacher or teacher’s heart." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

1 John 1:1-7 THE PLEASURE OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 1:8-2:2 THE PROBLEM OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 2:3-11 THE PASSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 2:12-14 THE PROGRESS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 2:15-29 THE PERILS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 3:1-3THE PORTRAITS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 3:4-9THE PURITY OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 3:10-18THE PRACTICALITY OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 3:19-4:6 THE PROOFS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 4:7-21THE POSITION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 5:1-5THE POWER OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 5:6-13 THE POSSESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 5:14-17THE PRAYERS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

1 John 5:18-21THE PERSUASION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

David Legge
 Sermons
1 John

1 John 1 Introduction

1 John 1:1-4 Authentic Christianity

1 John 1:5-7 The Gospel According To Christ
1 John 1:8-2:2 The Saint And Sin

1 John 2:3-11 Practical Christianity

1 John 2:12-17 The Christian And The World

1 John 2:18-27 The Christian And False Doctrine

1 John 2:28-3:3 The Family Likeness

1 John 3:4-9 The Saint and the Sinful Existence

1 John 3:10-18 Brotherly Love

1 John 3:19-24 Confident Christianity

1 John 4:1-6 Discerning Christianity

1 John 4:7-21 Christian Love: Its Source and Sign

1 John 5:1-6 The Features Of Effectual Faith

1 John 5:6-12 The Case For Christ

1 John 5:13-17 Sure Life And Prayer

1 John 5:18-21 A Trinity of Certainty and Security

Logos Sermon
1 John
Sermons, Outlines, Illustrations

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5

John MacArthur
Sermons
Recommended
Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

1 John Tests of Assurance - Part 1

1 John Tests of Assurance - Part 2

1 John Tests of Assurance - Part 3

 

1 John The Marks of God's Children

1 John John: The Apostle of Love

1 John 1:1 Certainties of the Word of Life, Pt 1

1 John 1:5 The Source of Light

1 John 1:5-2:1 The Certainty of Sin, Pt 1

1 John 1:5-2:1 The Certainty of Sin, Pt 2

1 John 1:5-2:1 The Certainty of Sin, Pt 3

1 John 1:1-4 Certainties of the Word of Life, Pt 2

1 John 1:1-7 Fellowship of the Body, Part 1

1 John 1:1-7 The Fellowship of the Body, Part 2

1 John 1:8-10 Total Forgiveness and the Confession of Sin

1 John 2:1 Our Divine Defense Attorney

1 John 2:2 The Sacrifice that Satisfied

1 John 2:3 The Certainty of Christian Assurance, Pt 1
1 John 2:4-6 The Certainty of Christian Assurance, Pt 2

1 John 2:3-11: How Do You Know You're a Christian?

1 John 2:7-11 Live by a New Love

1 John 2:12-14 The Stages of Spiritual Growth

1 John 2:15-17 The Love God Hates

1 John 2:15-17 Why Christians Don't Love the World

1 John 2:15: The Love God Hates 1 Study Guide
1 John 2:15: The Love God Hates 1

1 John 2:12-14: The Love God Hates 2 Study Guide 
1 John 2:15-17: The Love God Hates 3 Study Guide

1 John 2:16 The Cardiology of Worldliness
1 John 2:18-27: Christians and Antichrists - Study Guide

1 John 2:18-27: Christians and Antichrists

1 John 2:18 The Christians and Antichrists, Pt 1

1 John 2:19-26 The Christians and Antichrists, Pt 2

1 John 2:19-26 The Christians and Antichrists, Pt 3
1 John 2:28-3:3: The Purifying Hope  - Study Guide - see link in dropdown

1 John 2:28 The Purifying Hope, Pt 1
1 John 2:28 The Purifying Hope, Pt 2

1 John 3:1-3 The Purifying Hope, Pt 3

1 John 2:28-3:3 A Theology of Hope
1 John 3:4-10 Why Christian's & Sin are Incompatible - Study Guide - see link in dropdown

1 John 3:4-10 The Christian's Incompatibility with Sin, Pt 1

1 John 3:4-8 The Christian's Incompatibility with Sin, Pt 2
1 John 3:4-9 The Christian's Incompatibility with Sin, Pt 3

1 John 3:4-10 Why Christians and Sin are Incompatible

1 John 3:11-24: How's Your Love Life? - Study Guide - see link in dropdown
1 John 3:12-18 True Christians Love One Another

1 John 3:19 The Essential Foundation of Christian Assurance

1 John 3:19 Why Christians Lack Assurance

1 John 3:19-24 Holy Affections
1 John 4:1 A Call to Discernment
1 John 4:1-6: Test the Spirits  - Study Guide - see link in dropdown
1 John 4:1-6: How to Test the Spirits

1 John 4:7-12 Manifesting Perfect Love, Pt 1

1 John 4:13-21 Manifesting Perfect Love, Pt 2
1 John 4:7-21: Why We Should Love One Another - Study Guide - see link in dropdown
1 John 5:1-5: The Victorious Life - Study Guide - see link in dropdown
1 John 5:1-5: How to Recognize an Overcomer, Pt 1
1 John 5:6-12: The Witness of God - Study Guide - see link in dropdown
1 John 5:6-8 The Witness of God, Pt 1
1 John 5:13-17 Christian Certainties, Pt 2

1 John 5:13-17: Christian Certainties-Pt1 Study Guide - see link in dropdown

1 John 5:13 Christian Certainties, Pt 1
1 John 5:17-21: Christian Certainties-Pt2 - Study Guide - see link in dropdown

1 John 5:18-21 Christian Certainties, Pt 3

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on 1 John

1 John 1:5-2:6 The Message and Its Practical Results
1 John 1:7 Walking in the Light
1 John 2:7, 8 The Commandment, Old Yet New
1 John 2:14 Youthful Strength
1 John 2:17 River And Rock
1 John 3:1 The Love That Calls Us Sons
1 John 3:2 The Unrevealed Future Of The Sons Of God
1 John 3:3 The Purifying Influence Of Hope
1 John 3:7 Practical Righteousness
1 John 4:10 Christ’s Mission The Revelation Of God’s Love
1 John 4:17 The Servant As His Lord
1 John 4:18 Love And Fear
1 John 4:19 The Ray And The Reflection
1 John 5:4 Faith Conquering The World
1 John 5:18 Triumphant Certainties - 1
1 John 5:19 Triumphant Certainties - 2
1 John 5:20 Triumphant Certainties -3
1 John 5:20–21 The Last Words Of The Last Apostle

Bryn MacPhail
Sermons
1 John

1 John 1:1-10 The Joy Of Being Clean
1 John 2:1-6 Cleanliness Leads To Godliness
1 John 2:15-17 Why The World Is Not Worth Loving
1 John 3:1-12 Children Of The King
1 John 4:1-6 Who Should We Listen To?
1 John 4:7-21 Where Does Love Come From?
1 John 5:1-6 The Power To Overcome
1 John 5:13-15 Praying God's Way

Heinrich Meyer
Critical and Exegetical Commentary
1 John

1 John Introduction
1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

Rob Morgan
Sermons
Often Has Excellent Illustrations

1 John The Curious History of Christmas
1 John 1:5-10 The Lights of Christmas

1 John 1:7, 9 Sermon

1 John 2:15-17 Legacy of Flowers, Legacy of Faith

1 John 3 & 4 A Saint, a Sugar Cane and Another John 3:16

1 John 3 A Stocking Full of Love
1 John 5:11-12 Sermon
1 John 5:13 Simple Series: A is for Assurance of Salvation -John 20:30-31
1 John 5:14-15 Sermon

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Getting Up to Speed An Essential Introduction to 1 John -- By Barry Clyde Joslin

The Meaning of Walking “in the Darkness” (1 John 1:6) -- By Charles P. Baylis

What Is the Message of 1 John -- By Gary W. Derickson

Reflections of the Upper Room Discourse in 1 John -- By John R. Yarid Jr.

Forgiveness and Cleansing according to 1 John 1-9 -- By Ed Glasscock

Persevering in Christ and Tests of Eternal Life -- By A. B. Caneday

Sin and Perfection in 1 John -- By Colin G. Kruse

Sin and Perfection in 1 John -- By Colin G. Kruse

The Holy Spirit In 1 John -- By Donald W. Mills

‘Little Children, Keep Yourselves From Idols’ (1 John 5:21) -  Terry Griffith

The Incarnate and the Written Word of God -- By John A. Witmer

Distinctive Johannine Vocabulary And The Interpretation Of I John 3:9 -- By V. Kerry Inman

Transformation through Divine Vision in 1 John 3:2-6 -- By Craig Keener

Hamartiological Problems in First John -- By W. Robert Cook

1 John - Devotionals - Spurgeon, Oswald Chambers, F B Meyer, J C Philpot, Andrew Murray, Octavius Winslow

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1 John

1 John Sermons
1 John -- Marks of a True Christian
Jim Bomkamp

Multiple Sermons by Various Older Preachers (Spurgeon, et al) link below opens to verse 1 of the respective chapter - use scroll arrow to go to other passages in that chapter to see if there are any sermons.

1 John 1 Multiple Sermons
1 John 2 Multiple Sermons
1 John 3 Multiple Sermons
1 John 4 Multiple Sermons
1 John 5 Multiple Sermons

BibleHub-Multiple Sermons

Introduction to 1 John - "Virtually all sides agree that John lays down three tests: (1) true believers must believe that Jesus truly is the Christ come in the flesh, and this belief must work itself out in (2) righteousness and (3) love."

D A Carson
What is the Message of 1 John (Bibliotheca Sacra) Gary W. Derickson
1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 Charles Ellicott
1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

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1 John 1:1-2 - Proclaiming the Message of Salvation
1 John 1:3-4 The Deity of Jesus Christ
1 John 1:5-2:2 Practicing the Truth
1 John 2:3-11 Loving God and Others
1 John 2:12-14 Evaluating Spiritual Growth
1 John 2:15-17 Overcoming the World
1 John 2:18-27 False Apostles and Prophets
1 John 2:28-3:3 The Second Coming
1 John 3:4-15 True Spirituality
1 John 3:16-23 Loving as Christ Loved
1 John 3:24-4:6 The God-Man
1 John 4:7-14 Our Corporate Witness
1 John 4:15-19 Our Heavenly Father
1 John 5:1-5 Reciprocal Love
1 John 5:6-13 Overcoming Doubt
1 John 5:14-15 Effective Prayer

Gene Getz
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1 John - Synthetic Bible Study James Gray
Formulating a Theology of Pisteuo (believe) in John’s Narrative Ryan Habbena

An Out-of-this-World Experience: A Look at Kosmos in the Johannine Literature

W Hall Harris

Christ in All the Scriptures

A M Hodgkin

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Holman Publishing

The Non-Pauline Epistles

J Hampton Keathley

1 John Sermon Series - Excellent but only Mp3's - 61 separate messages!

Steve Kreloff

1 John Notes - same as in MacArthur Study Bible

John MacArthur

1 John Sermon Series - 19 messages

Henry Mahan

1 John Sermon Series

P G Matthew

1 John Outline Notes - pdf

J Vernon McGee

1 John Mp3 Series - click for list of links

Monergism

Book Background of 1 John
Definitions from 1 John
Characters in 1 John
Solution of 1 John
Argument of the Book of 1 John
Application of 1 John

Jeff Miller

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. In the box labeled "All these words" type in the name of the book and the chapter number and click "Advance Search." Scroll down to see Dr Morris' notes.

Henry Morris
1 John - 20 Sermons - Audio only Phil Newton
1 John - Key to this Epistle William Orr
1 John -- Introduction Wil Pounds
1 John - Inductive Bible Study - Lesson 1 in Pdf Precept Ministries International
1 John Sermons Daniel Snaddon
Introduction to the First Epistle of John
1st John 1:1-4 The Foundation of our Fellowship
1st John 1:5 - 2:2 The Basis for our Fellowship
John Stevenson

1 John Overview - 9 pages

James Van Dine
Some Pitfalls in Understanding 1 John - Recommended Read Tom Wells

COMMENTARIES
1 John

Apostolic instruction exemplified in First John
Spurgeon comments: "Upon two chapters only, but thoroughly good, and full of sweetness and light." (Commenting and Commentaries)

Anonymous

1 John - Tests of Eternal Life - A Devotional Commentary

Paul Apple

1 John - Fellowship with God  (See list of 28 messages)
Spurgeon says this is "Milk for babes and meat for men; calls to backsliders and comforts for mourners." (Commenting and commentaries)

Hugh Binning (1627-1653)

The International Critical Commentary - A Critical and Exegetical Commentary Contents - Note: This work is somewhat verbose and can be very liberal so it should be read with a strong Acts 17:11 Berean mindset to avoid missing the true meaning of the text!
1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

A E Brooke

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Adam Clarke

Intro  1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Henry Cowles

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

John Dummelow

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians.

Expositor's Bible

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

A C Gaebelein

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

John Gill

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

David Guzik

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Robert Hawker

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Matthew Henry

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

F B Hole

1 John 1  1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Paul E Kretzmann (Popular Commentary)

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 William Kelly
1 John - Variable Quality (sometimes liberal) with occasionally useful comments

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Lange Commentary
1 John Commentary Robert Law
1 John: How can I be Sure? - Easy English Ian Mackervoy

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

F B Meyer (Through the Bible Commentary)

1 John: An Exposition (Table of Contents)
Spurgeon comments: "Dr. Candlish says that this is a work “of great practical interest and value,” and that had it appeared at an earlier date, “he might have abstained from issuing” his own Lectures on this Epistle. We are glad to possess both works." (Commenting and Commentaries)

 James Morgan (1866)

Complete Book of 1 John Mp3's on Zip
1 John Audio tracks - 75 Individual Mp3's

J Vernon McGee

The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained (Intro  Chap 1 Chap 2 Chap 3 Chap 4   Chap 5:2-3ff)
Spurgeon says "Mrs. Conant (who translated it from German) in her preface says: “The treasures of genius and learning which enrich his more scientific works, here seem vivified by a new element, and melt, under the fervor of his inner spiritual life, into a glowing stream of eloquent practical instruction.” (Commenting and commentaries)

Augustus Neander (1852)

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3

Joseph Parker (The People's Bible)

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

Robert Neighbour (Living Water Commentary)

1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5

James Nisbet (Church Pulpit Commentary)

The First Epistle General of John, Practically Explained (Volume 1 & 2)
Spurgeon says "This devout author was highly Calvinistic, but withal full of spiritual power and unction. He loved the deep things of God, and wrote upon them in a gracious manner.” (Commenting and commentaries)

Samuel Eyles Pierce (1835)

The First Epistle General of John, An Exposition
Spurgeon says "Written by a well-instructed man of God. For spiritual teaching the work is second to none. Dr. Candlish prized it greatly.” (Commenting and commentaries)

John Stock (1865)

CHAPTER AND VERSE
1 John 1

1 John 1:1
1 John 1:2
1 John 1:3
1 John 1:4
1 John 1:5
1 John 1:6
1 John 1:7
1 John 1:8
1 John 1:9
1 John 1:10
On Site Commentary - In Depth
Compiled by Bruce Hurt
1 John 1 Comments from Defender's Study Bible - scroll down page Henry Morris
1 John 1 - Net Bible Notes synchronized with Thomas Constable's Notes

Caveat Emptor: While Constable's notes are generally excellent, I strongly disagree with his contention that "A practicing sinner...can have a relationship with God (i.e., be a true Christian)." The crucial question is this - can a "practicing sinner" be a "true Christian"? The answer depends on what one means by "practicing." If Constable means that a so-called "true Christian" can live in habitual sin, constantly practicing sin, then this person even by the John's "definition" is NOT a genuine Christian for the apostle writes "one who [present tense = continually] practices sin is of the devil." (1Jn 3:8) A person who truly has the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT, CANNOT continually practice sin! John explains that "No ("ou" the strongest negative in Greek ~ "absolutely no"!) one who is born of God (continually) practices sin (as the habit of their life), because His seed (the Spirit of Christ -Ro 8:9-note) abides in him; and he cannot (present tense - continually, as his habit of life; again notice that "not" is "ou" = absolute negation!) sin, because he is born of God." (1Jn 3:9) John is NOT saying saved sinners do not sin! They do! The qualifier is that they do not make it their everyday, moment by moment practice to sin. They do not "live" to sin! New creatures in Christ (2Cor 5:17-note) are dead to sin (Ro 6:1-2-note, Ro 6:11-14-note) and have a new source of power to live holy lives (indwelling Spirit - 1Cor 3:16, Ro 8:13) and while they certainly do stumble and fall from time to time into old sinful ways, that is not their "lifestyle." To the contrary, the general "direction" of their new life in Christ is toward heaven, not hell! Genuine believers are not "of the devil"  (1Jn 3:8), whose future destiny is the Lake of Fire (Mt 25:41). To reiterate, Constable's notes are generally very good, but one must maintain a Berean mindset when using them. (Acts 17:11-note).

Net Bible
1 John 1:8 Are You Born Again? - 7 references from 1John J C Ryle
1 John 1:7 Fellowship in the Light
1 John 1:8-9 Righteous Forgiveness
James Hastings (Great Texts)
1 John 1:3 Fellowship Illustrations
1 John 1:3 A Fellowship - Threefold and Three-Tense
1 John 1:7 Walking in the Light
Norman Harrison
1 John 1:5-10: Honest to God-God is Not a Pit Stop Daniel Wallace

1 John 1:7 The Blood of Jesus Christ
1 John 1:3-7 The Blood of Jesus Christ
1 John 1:7 The Blood of Jesus Christ
1 John 1:9 If We Confess Our Sins

W A Criswell
1 John 1:5 The God of Light Octavius Winslow
1 John 1:9: Do You Confess?  J C Ryle
1 John 1:9:What? Will He forgive us all sins?  J C Philpot
1 John 1:9: Confessing Sins  Middletown Bible
1 John 1:9: Confession  Illustrations

CHAPTER AND VERSE
1 John 2

1 John 2:1
1 John 2:2
1 John 2:3
1 John 2:4
1 John 2:5
1 John 2:6
1 John 2:7
1 John 2:8
1 John 2:9
1 John 2:10
1 John 2:11
1 John 2:12
1 John 2:13
1 John 2:14
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:16
1 John 2:17
1 John 2:18
1 John 2:19
1 John 2:20
1 John 2:21
1 John 2:22
1 John 2:23
On Site Commentary - In Depth
Compiled by Bruce Hurt
1 John 2 Comments from Defender's Study Bible - scroll down page Henry Morris
1 John 2  - Net Bible Notes synchronized with Thomas Constable's Notes (Caveat) Net Bible
1 John 2:1-2 An Advocate with the Father James Hastings (Great Texts)

1 John 2:1 If Any One Sins
1 John 2:1-2 If a Man Sins

1 John 3:1-2 When We See Jesus

W A Criswell
1 John 2:1 The Works of Jesus Christ as an Advocate John Bunyan
1 John 2:1 Advocate William Law
1 John 2:2 Understanding this Text Unknown
1 John 2:2 Propitiation Illustrations
1 John 2:6 The Test of A True Experience Norman Harrison
1 John 2:6 Walking pictures of Christ! Thomas Watson
1 John 2:6 Trace the steps of His lovely feet John Fawcett
1 John 2:6 Copying But a Fragment J R Miller
1 John 2:9 Apostasy Illustrations
1 John 2:15 The World is Fading Away!
1 John 2:6 WWJD?
C H Spurgeon
1 John 2:15 We find that they are empty bubbles! J C Ryle
1 John 2:15 The Christian Professor - Conformity to the World John Angell James
1 John 2:15 The creature has a little honey in its mouth — but it has wings! Thomas Watson
1 John 2:15-17 Multiple Sermons (Wesley, Mayor, Candlish, Maclaren, etc BibleHub

1 John 2:15 The Expulsive Power of a New Affection - Are you wrestling with a "besetting sin" beloved? Then this message is Highly Recommended!

Thomas Chalmers
1 John 2:16 Idolatry Illustrations
1 John 2:15-17 The Love of the World and the Love of God 
1 John 2:17 These fugitive, transitory things 
1 John 2:17 What vain toys - Read this short pithy exhortation! 
1 John 2:20 The Unction (Anointing) of The Holy Spirit
 J. C. Philpot
1 John 2:20, 27: The Holy Spirit and Hermeneutics Daniel Wallace
1 John - Love Not the World - Study Guide - click drop down menu
1 John 2:18-4:12 Marks of a True Believer - Study Guide - click drop down menu
John MacArthur
1 John 2:28 The Abiding Life Norman Harrison
1 John 2:28 Little Children C H Spurgeon

CHAPTER AND VERSE
1 John 3

1 John 3:1
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:3
On Site Commentary
1 John 3:1 The Love that Confers Sonship
1 John 3:2 What We Are and What We Shall Be
1 John 3:3 The Power of the Christian Hope
James Hastings (Great Texts)
1 John 3 Comments from Defender's Study Bible - scroll down page Henry Morris
1 John 3  - Net Bible Notes synchronized with Thomas Constable's Notes (Caveat) Net Bible

1 John 3:1-3 We Shall Be Like Him- The Purifying Hope of Christ's Return

Ray Pritchard
1 John 3:1: Adoption Robert Murray M'Cheyne

1 John 3:1-2 When We See Jesus

1 John 3:1-8 At the Appearing of Christ
1 John 3:1-9 The Sins of the Saints

W A Criswell
1 John 3:1-2 Rapture Illustrations
1 John 3:2-3: We Shall Be Like Him Murdoch Campbell
1 John 3:5 In Him Is No Sin - - The Believer's Freedom From Sin In Christ
1 John 3:1-5 Behold, What Manner Of Love  - Matters Of Great Joy And Great Concern
1 John 3:1 Three Great Wonders - Three Wonders Revealed In Holy Scripture 
Dan Fortner
1 John 3:2:  We Shall Be Like Him John MacDuff

1 John 3:2-3 The God of Bethel

Murdoch Campbell
1 John 3:8: End of Christ's Coming John Wesley
1 John 3:9: Great Privilege of Those that are Born of God John Wesley
1 John 3:10-14 The Tests of Love Derek Thomas
1 John 3:14 Christian Love, a Test of Christian Character Octavius Winslow

CHAPTER AND VERSE
1 John 4

1 John 4 Comments from Defender's Study Bible - scroll down page Henry Morris
1 John 4  - Net Bible Notes synchronized with Thomas Constable's Notes (Caveat) Net Bible
1 John 4:1-7 The DaVinci Code - Separating Fact from Fiction Brian Bill
1 John 4:11 Loving As He Loved
1 John 4:13 Living in the Spirit
Norman Harrison
1 John 4:7 The Bond of Brotherhood
1 John 4:8 God
James Hastings (Great Texts)
1 John 4:7-12 Love One Another Brian Bill
1 John 4:7-10 Love One Another Bible.org
1 John 4:8 Sense and Nonsense About God’s Love Ray Pritchard

1 John 4:10 The Love of God
1 John 4:7-21 The Love of God
1 John 4:14 The Savior of the World
1 John 4:14 The Savior of the World - 2

W A Criswell
1 John 4:15-17 The Life of the Christian - Its Expression G Campbell Morgan
1 John 4:18 Love Casting Out Fear
1 John 4:19 The Ray and the Reflection
James Hastings (Great Texts)

CHAPTER AND VERSE
1 John 5

1 John 5 Comments from Defender's Study Bible - scroll down page Henry Morris
1 John 5  - Net Bible Notes synchronized with Thomas Constable's Notes (Caveat) Net Bible
1 John 5:1-21 The Assurance of Victory- Study Guide - click drop down menu John MacArthur
1 John 5:1-5 Loving the Father, the Son, the Commands,and Overcoming the World Derek Thomas
1 John 5:1-13 Faith Based Assurance - Three Infallible Witnesses Of A Believer's Saving Interest In Christ Dan Fortner
1 John 5: Are You Born Again? J C Ryle
1 John 5:1-7 The Circle of Faith Charles T Buntin
1 John 5:4 The Victory - Threefold and Three-Tense Norman Harrison
1 John 5:4 Faith's Victory over the World John Angell James

1 John 5:4 Overcoming the World from his paper Faith as an Overcomer

Arthur Pink
1 John 5:4 Victory over the World
1 John 5:21 The Peril of Idolatry
James Hastings (Great Texts)

1 John 5:6-17 The Three Witnesses
1 John 5:6-12 The Three Witnesses - 2
1 John 5:6-12 The Three in Earth
1 John 5:16-17 The Sin Unto Death

W A Criswell
1 John 5:7: On the Trinity John Wesley
1 John 5:7: The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity John Gill
1 John 5:7-8 The Textual Problem Daniel Wallace

1 John 5:10 Jesus the True God, and His Work All-sufficient  from his booklet  THE HOLY SPIRIT, An Experimental and Practical View

Octavius Winslow
1 John 5:13 Assurance of Salvation - several illustrations Illustrations
1 John 5:14-15 Praying According to God's Will P G Matthew
1 John 5:16 The Sin Unto Death Irvin A Busenitz
1 John 5:20: Spiritual Worship John Wesley

Net Bible Notes

Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's notes (See caveat) that synchronize with the Scriptures.

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4

1 John 5

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1 John 1 A Clear Conscience
1 John 1:1,3 We Touched Him!
1 John 1:1-5 The Human Camera
1 John 1:1-7 The Right Light
1 John 1:1-7 Eyewitness
1 John 1:1-10 The Truth About Sin
1 John 1:1-10 The Biggest Lie
1 John 1:1-10 Totally Clean
1 John 1:2 Celebrate The Man
1 John 1:2 Contact
1 John 1:2 The Needed Antenna
1 John 1:3 Time Off
1 John 1:3 Why We Need Others
1 John 1:4 He Put It In Writing
1 John 1:4 Are You Happy?
1 John 1:4 The Smile of Joy
1 John 1:5-10 Hidden Sin
1 John 1:5-10 The Sin Buildup
1 John 1:7 Walk for Your Health
1 John 1:7 Something More to Give
1 John 1:7 Secrets
1 John 1:7 There When You Need It
1 John 1:7 Thanksgiving Pardon
1 John 1:8 The Biggest Lie
1 John 1:8 I'd Rather Die Than Lie
1 John 1:9 "I'm...Uh...Sorry"
1 John 1:9 Breaking the Grip of Guilt
1 John 1:9 Bouncing Back
1 John 1:9 Pardon Me!
1 John 1:9 God Wants Your Garbage
1 John 1:9 Repenting And Rejoicing
1 John 1:9 The Sanity Of Confession
1 John 1:9 Why Can't I Feel Forgiven?
1 John 1:9 Inside Out
1 John 2:1

1 John 2:1
1 John 2:1-11 Lessons of Obedience
1 John 2:1-12
1 John 2:3-11 The Real Thing
1 John 2:6 Like Jesus
1 John 2:7-11
1 John 2:8
1 John 2:1 A Letter From C. S. Lewis
1 John 2:12
1 John 2:12-17 The Circle Of The Wise
1 John 2:12-17
1 John 2:12-17
1 John 2:14-16
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15

1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:18
1 John 2:18 Beware!
1 John 2:18-27
1 John 2:22
1 John 2:22
1 John 2:24-3:2
1 John 2:24-3:3 Our Dependency
1 John 2:25
1 John 2:28
1 John 2:28-3:3
1 John 2:28
1 John 2:28
1 John 2:28
1 John 2:28
1 John 3:1 Truly Amazing
1 John 3:1
1 John 3:1
1 John 3:1-3
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:2 We Shall Be Changed
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:5
1 John 3:10-18 Strong Words
1 John 3:10-20
1 John 3:10-24
1 John 3:10-24
1 John 3:11-20
1 John 3:15
1 John 3:15
1 John 3:16

1 John 3:16
1 John 3:16
1 John 3:16-20
1 John 3:16-24
1 John 3:16-24
1 John 3:16-24 Commanded to Love
1 John 3:17
1 John 3:17
1 John 3:18
1 John 3:18
1 John 3:18
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1 John 3:18
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1 John 3:18
1 John 3:18
1 John 3:18-24
1 John 3:20
1 John 3:21-24
1 John 3:22
1 John 3:23

1 John 4:1
1 John 4:1-3
1 John 4:4 The Standoff

1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:4

1 John 4:7
1 John 4:7
1 John 4:7

1 John 4:7-11
1 John 4:7-11

1 John 4:7-12
1 John 4:7-16
1 John 4:7-21
1 John 4:7-21 Loving God
1 John 4:7-5:1 Cherished Connections
1 John 4:8
1 John 4:9
1 John 4:9
1 John 4:10 What's Love?
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:11 A Good Neighbor
1 John 4:11 A Fragrance
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:16
1 John 4:15-18
1 John 4:18
1 John 4:18
1 John 4:19
1 John 4:19
1 John 4:19
1 John 4:19 Well Loved
1 John 4:19 A New Purpose
1 John 4:21

1 John 4:21
1 John 5:1
1 John 5:1
1 John 5:1-5
1 John 5:1-13
1 John 5:1-13
1 John 5:3 Lessons of Obedience
1 John 5:3
1 John 5:3
1 John 5:3
1 John 5:3
1 John 5:4
1 John 5:4
1 John 5:9
1 John 5:10
1 John 5:10
1 John 5:11-13
1 John 5:12
1 John 5:13
1 John 5:13
1 John 5:13
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14-15
1 John 5:21
1 John 5:21

Joseph Parker
Comments on 1 John
from The People's Bible

Rosscup: This work, later called Preaching Through the Bible (Baker Book House), is rich in its applications and exhortations, though often not particularly helpful for the reader who is looking for exposition that stays right with the text. Treatment of the texts is sermonic. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

1 John - "I Don't Know"
1 John 1:1-5 Beginnings
1 John 1:5-10 The Ministry of Light
1 John 2:1-3 The Patriarch in the Church
1 John 2:4-9 Living Liars
1 John 2:24-29, 3:1 Abiding in Christ
1 John 3:1 Abiding in Christ
1 John 3:2 Present and Future
1 John 3:3-12 Practical Proofs

Peter Pett
1 John
Commentary

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

John Piper
Sermons

1 John Treasuring Christ Together, Part 2
1 John 1:1-4: Eternal Life Has Appeared in Christ

1 John 1:1-10 Why Do We Need to Be Born Again? Part 2

1 John 1:5-10: Let Us Walk in the Light of God
1 John 2:1-2: Jesus Christ Is an Advocate for Sinners
1 John 2:3-6: Obedience Confirms Our Standing in God

1 John 2:7-11: The One Who Loves Lives in Light
1 John 2:12-14: The Strong Need Strength
1 John 2:12-14 The Word of God Abides in You and You Have Overcome the Evil One
1 John 2:15-17: Do Not Love the World
1 John 2:18-27 Let What You Heard Abide in You
1 John 2:28-3:3: We Shall Be Like Him
1 John 3:1-10: Son Appeared to Destroy Works of Devil

1 John 3:1-10 No One Born of God Makes a Practice of Sinning
1 John 3:4-10: Son Appeared to Destroy Work of Devil
1 John 3:19-24 If Our Hearts Do Not Condemn Us, We Have Confidence Before God
1 John 3:11-18 Love: A Matter of Life & Death

1 John 3:24b-4:6: Test the Spirits

1 John 4: The Greatest of These Is Love
1 John 4:7-11: Love One Another for Love Is of God
1 John 4:7-21 The New Birth Produces Love
1 John 4:13-16: God Abides in the One Who Loves
1 John 4:17-19: Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
1 John 4:20-5:5: His Commandments Are Not Burdensome

1 John 5:1-5 Everyone Who Has Been Born of God Overcomes the World

1 John 5:1-5 Regeneration, Faith, Love: In That Order
1 John 5:6-13: He Who Has the Son Has Life
1 John 5:14-17: Our Father Hears Us!
1 John 5:18-21: Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols

Alfred Plummer
 1 John
Cambridge Bible Commentary

James Rosscup writes "Though old, this is a good study from the Greek text which will be helpful in any more advanced study of the epistles. There are other works more highly recommended, however." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Main Page Index
Introduction
1 John 1 (Or Google - Allows copy of plain text)
1 John 2 (Or Google - Allows copy of plain text)
1 John 3 (Or Google - Allows copy of plain text)
1 John 4 (Or Google - Allows copy of plain text)
1 John 5 (Or Google - Allows copy of plain text)

Matthew Poole
English Annotations Commentary
1 John

1 John Introduction
1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

Popular Commentary
1 John

William D Pope,
Didsbury College, Manchester
Introduction

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 3:23-24 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
 1 John
The Preacher's complete Homiletical commentary Index to NT

Introduction
1 John 1 Expository Notes
1 John 1 Homiletic & Sermon Hints
1 John 1 Sermon Illustrations
1 John 2 Expository Notes
1 John 2 Homiletic & Sermon Hints
1 John 2 Sermon Illustrations
1 John 3 Expository Notes
1 John 3 Homiletic & Sermon Hints
1 John 3 Sermon Illustrations
1 John 4 Expository Notes
1 John 4 Homiletic & Sermon Hints
1 John 4 Sermon Illustrations
1 John 5 Expository Notes
1 John 5 Homiletic & Sermon Hints
1 John 5 Sermon Illustrations

Precept Helps
 1 John

Main Page Index
1 John Lesson 1 Overview - Who Goes to Heaven?
1 John Lesson 2 How Do you know Who to Believe?
1 John Lesson 3  Why Should God Let You in to Heaven?
1 John Lesson 4  Holy God and Mercy on Unrighteous Man

1 John Lesson 5 Living in a World Like This
1 John Lesson 6 The Hope That Purifies
1 John Lesson 7 Who is You Father? How Do You Know?

1 John Lesson 8 What If I'm Not Really Saved?
1 John Lesson 9 Long for a Perfect Love?
1 John Lesson 10 Caught, Overcome by the World?

1 John Lesson 11 Sin Unto Death? Why Pray?

Pulpit Commentary
Anecdotes, Illustrations, Expositions on 1 John
Joseph Exell, Editor

Introduction
Outline
Index of Homilies
1 John 1 Expositional Commentary (scroll down for homilies on this resource)
1 John 1:1-4 The Life
1 John 1:1-4 The Apostle's Aim and Method
1 John 1:5 The Message
1 John 1:5 The Great Message
1 John 1:5-10 Message from Christ Brought to Bear on Fellowship with God
1 John 1:6, 7 The Conditions and Consequences of Fellowship with God
1 John 1:6-10 "If...if:" which shall it be?
1 John 1:8-10 Man's Attitude Towards His Own Sins

1 John 2 Expositional Commentary
1 John 2:1,2 God's Remedy for Sin
1 John 2:1,2 Our Advocate and Propitiation
1 John 2:1-6 Sin Supposed: Sin Dealt With
1 John 2:3-5 Verification Verified or Knowing that We Know God
1 John 2:3-5 The True Knowledge of God and Its Infallible Proof
1 John 2:6 Great Professions Involve Great Obligations
1 John 2:6 Christian Profession and Consequent Obligation
1 John 2:7-11 Love and Light
1 John 2:7-11 The Commandment of Brotherly Love
1 John 2:9-11 Living in Light and Love
1 John 2:12-14 Little Ones, Young Men and Fathers
1 John 2:12-14 Seasons of Life and Their Appropriate Spiritual Experiences
1 John 2:12-17 The Great Danger of Christians
1 John 2:15-17 Love of the World Forbidden
1 John 2:15-17 An Apostolic Prohibition and the Reason Thereof
1 John 2:18 A Last Hour or the Divine Enclosure of Revealed Time
1 John 2:18 Many Antichrists
1 John 2:18-29 Antichrist
1 John 2:19 Deserters, Self-revealers.
1 John 2:20, 27 Unction.
1 John 2:20, 27 The Unction of the Holy One
1 John 2:22 The Greatest Possible Lie
1 John 2:23 Having the Father
1 John 2:24, 28 Duty Annexed to Privilege
1 John 2:25 Eternal Life
1 John 2:29 Re-born!

1 John 3 Expositional Commentary
1 John 3:1,2 What Manner of Love!
1 John 3:1 Behold What Manner of Love!
1 John 3:1-12 Righteousness and Sin in Relation to Children of God
1 John 3:2,3 The Present and Future of the Good
1 John 3:3 The Hope: Its Purifying Power
1 John 3:4-6 Dissuasives from Sin
1 John 3:4-12 Sinning in Every Way Incompatible with the Christian Life
1 John 3:13-15 The World's Hatred of Christians
1 John 3:13-24 The Sign of Brotherly Love
1 John 3:14 Love the Evidence of Life
1 John 3:16-18 Love Others for God Hath Loved Thee!
1 John 3:16-18 The Exhibition and Obligation of True Love
1 John 3:19-22 The Judicial Function of Conscience
1 John 3:19-22 The Privileges of Christian Loyalty
1 John 3:23, 24 Outward Precept and Inward Life

1 John 4 Expositional Commentary
1 John 4:1-3 Tests of True or False Prophets
1 John 4:1-6 The Power of Trying the Spirits
1 John 4:1-6 The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error
1 John 4:4 The Victory of the Christian over Antichristian Teachers
1 John 4:7-12 Love
1 John 4:7-21 Threefold Recommendation of the Duty of Loving One Another
1 John 4:9-11 The Supreme Manifestation of Love
1 John 4:13 God-likeness the Seal of a Divine Indwelling
1 John 4:14 The Historic Basis of the Christian Testimony
1 John 4:14 The Great Mission of Christ
1 John 4:15, 16 Divine Love a Home for the Soul and a Force Within It
1 John 4:16 The Love of God
1 John 4:17, 18 Love's Boldness in the Day of Judgment
1 John 4:17, 18 The Victory of Love Over Fear
1 John 4:19 Creed and Life: The Relation Between Them
1 John 4:19 God's Love and Ours
1 John 4:20, 21 Love to Man the Expression of Love to God

1 John 5 Expositional Commentary
1 John 5:1-3 The Reason and the Evidence of Brotherly Love
1 John 5:1-5 The Victory of Faith
1 John 5:1-12 Faith and the Divine Testimony
1 John 5:4-5 The Victorious Life
1 John 5:6-9 The Divine Witness Objectively Given
1 John 5:6-11 The Fourfold Witness to the Divine Sonship of Jesus
1 John 5:9-12 The Divine Witness Subjectively Verified
1 John 5:9-10 Human and Divine Testimony Compared
1 John 5:12 The Supreme Possession
1 John 5:13 On Believers Knowing that they Have Eternal Life
1 John 5:13-17 Assurance
1 John 5:14, 15 Liberty and Prevalence in Prayer
1 John 5:14, 15 The Christian's Confidence Toward God in Relation to Prayer
1 John 5:15-17 Intercessory Prayer: Its Sphere and Its Issues
1 John 5:16, 17 The Christian's Prayer for His Brethren
1 John 5:18, 19 The Strong Foe and the Stronger Friend
1 John 5:18, 19 The Sublimest Knowledge
1 John 5:18-21 The Three Certainties of the Epistle
1 John 5:20 Life's Hardest Problems Solved
1 John 5:21 Self-Guardianship Against Idolatry
1 John 5:21 Beware of Idols

Robert Rayburn
  1 John
Sermons

1 John 1:1-4;5:13 The Theme of John's First Letter
1 John 1:1-10 The First of the Tests of Life
1 John 1:5-2:2 Every Christian a Lexicographer
1 John 2:3-6 The Test of Obedience
1 John 2:7-11 The Test of Brotherly Love
1 John 2:1-14 The Stages of a Christian's Life
1 John 2:15-17 The Expulsive Power of a New Affection
1 John 2:18-27 If they had belonged to us..
1 John 2:18-27 The Third and Most Important Test
1 John 2:28-3:3 The Pinnacle of Salvation
1 John 3:4-10 Christians cannot sin?
1 John 3:11-24 What Love is
1 John 4:1-6 Acknowledging Jesus Christ
1 John 4:7-21 How to Excel in Love
1 John 5:1-13 Being Sure
1 John 5:13-15 The Return of Prayers
1 John 5:13-21 The Sin Unto Death

A. T. Robertson
  1 John
Word Pictures
Emphasis on Greek Word Study

1 John  1 Commentary
1 John  2 Commentary
1 John  3 Commentary
1 John  4 Commentary
1 John  5 Commentary

Don Robinson
  1 John
Sermon Notes

1 John 1:1-2:2 Conditions for Fellowship

1 John 1:5-7 Fellowship with God
1 John 1:5-10 Barriers To Forgiveness

1 John 1:9 Dealing with the Past
1 John 1:9The Forgiving Church

1 John 2:3-27 Conduct in Fellowship

1 John 2:28-3:3 Characteristics of Fellowship, Part 1

1 John 3 Characteristics of Fellowship, Part 2

1 John 3 Characteristics of Fellowship, Part 3
1 John 3:19-24 Characteristics of Fellowship, Part 4

1 John 3:1 Blessings & Responsibilities

1 John 3:1-3 When He Shall Appear

1 John 3:5-10 Are You Spiritually Alive?

1 John 3:5-10 Alive in Christ

1 John 3:5 Five Reasons that Jesus Came

1 John 3:5-10 Are You Spiritually Alive?

1 John 3:11-18 Love: A Matter of Life and Death

1 John 4:7-10 Knowing the Love of God

1 John 4:7-11 Authentic Love

1 John 4:1-21 Cautions of Fellowship

1 John 4:7-21 Cautions of Fellowship #2

1 John 4:7-21The Key to Loving Others

1 John 4:11-16 Five Reasons Jesus Came
1 John 5:1-21Benefits of True Fellowship

1 John 5:7 The Trinity

1 John 5:13 Can I be sure?

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  1 John
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1 John 1 Commentary

1 John 2 Commentary

1 John 3 Commentary

1 John 4 Commentary

1 John 5 Commentary

Rob Salvato
  1 John
Sermon Notes

1 John 1:1-4 Real Life

1 John 1:5-7 Walking In The Light

1 John 1:8-2:2 True Confessions

1 John 2:3-11 His Love In Us

1 John 2:5-6 Growing In His Love

1 John 2:12-17 Do Not Love The World

1 John 2:18-29 The Last Hour And False Teachers

1 John 2:20-29 It Makes a Difference

1 John 3:1-3  An Out Of This World Kind Of Love

1 John 3:4-12 The Purpose Of His Coming Pt 1

1 John 3:7-12 The Purpose Of His Coming Pt 2

1 John 3:13-18 Authentic Love

1 John 3:18-24 The Cure For A Condemning Heart

1 John 4:1-6 Testing The Spirits

1 John 4:7-16 Loving And Praying

1 John 4:17-5:5 Fullness Of Love

1 John 5:6-21 Be Certain

Charles Simeon
 Sermons on 1 John

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering - Mp3 even better
 

Another Source of Simeon's Sermons with Scripture Popups

1 John 1 Sermon Notes

1 John 1:1-3 The Benefits of Arising from Faith in Christ

1 John 1:5-7 The Importance of Being Conformed to God's Image

1 John 1:8, 9 Confession Necessary to Forgiveness

1 John 2 Sermon Notes

1 John 2:1, 2 Advocacy and Atonement of Christ

1 John 2:3-5 The True Test of the Love of God

1 John 2:6 Christ an Example to His Followers
1 John 2:8 The True Light

1 John 2:12-14 The Different Growth and Privileges of God's Children

1 John 2:15-17 Love of the World Forbidden

1 John 2:19 True Grounds of a Christian Stability

1 John 2:20 The Unction of the Holy One

1 John 3 Sermon Notes

1 John 3:1 Believers are Sons of God

1 John 3:2 The Inestimable Privileges of Believers

1 John 3:3 The Fruits and Effects of Hope

1 John 3:5 Christ Manifested to Take Away Sin

1 John 3:8 The End of Christ's Incarnation
1 John 3:9 The Christian's Deliverance from Sin

1 John 3:14 Love of the Brethren

1 John 3:16 The Love of Christ a Pattern for Us

1 John 3:17 No Love to God Without Love to Man

1 John 3:20, 21 A Good and Evil Conscience
1 John 3:23 Faith in Christ Enjoined

1 John 3:24 The Mutual Indwelling of God and His People

1 John 4 Sermon Notes

1 John 4:4 God and Effectual Help
1 John 4:6 The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

1 John 4:9, 10 Love of God in Giving His Son for Us

1 John 4:14 Christ the Savior of the World

1 John 4:16 Distinctive Character of a Christian

1 John 4:16 God is Love
1 John 4:16, 17 Believer's Resemblance to God in Love (scroll down)

1 John 4:18 Influence and Importance of Love
1 John 4:19 God's Love the Source of Ours

1 John 5 Sermon Notes

1 John 5:3 The Commandments Not Grievous

1 John 5:4,5 Overcoming the World

1 John 5:6 Justification and Sanctification by Christ

1 John 5:7 The Doctrine of the Trinity Vindicated
1 John 5:10 The Believer's Inward Witness

1 John 5:11, 12 The Gospel Record

1 John 5:13 Use of the Scriptures to Believers

1 John 5:14, 15 Answers to Prayer
1 John 5:20 The Christian's Knowledge of Christ

Chuck Smith
  1 John
Sermon Notes
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1 John 1 Sermon Notes
1 John 1
1 John 1:1 Perfect Love
1 John 1:1 That Which Was From the Beginning
1 John 1:2
1 John 1:3
1 John 1:5 The Message
1 John 1:5b
1 John 1:6,7 God is Light
1 John 1:8
1 John 1 Sermon Notes
1 John 2:1
1 John 2:3b
1 John 2:3-5 Knowing Him
1 John 2:5
1 John 2:9
1 John 2:13
1 John 2:15a
1 John 2:15-17 Love Not the World
1 John 2:18
1 John 2-20
1 John 2:25
1 John 2:26
1 John 2:29
1 John 1 Sermon Notes
1 John 3:1
1 John 3:2
1 John 3:4
1 John 3:5
1 John 3:8
1 John 3:9
1 John 3:10
1 John 3:14
1 John 3:16
1 John 3:17
1 John 3:20
1 John 1 Sermon Notes
1 John 4:1
1 John 4:7 Love One Another
1 John 4:9 The Greatest Cause for Thanksgiving
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:13
1 John 1 Sermon Notes
1 John 5:11 Life in the Son vs Under the Sun Eccl 1:4
1 John 5:18-20 The Believer's Practice

Speaker's Commentary
1 John
Introduction

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

C. H. Spurgeon
All of his Sermons
1 John

1 John 1 Sermons

1 John 1:3:Fellowship with the Father and the Son

1 John 1:4 Fulness of Joy Our Privilege

1 John 1:4 How to Become Full of Joy

1 John 1:3: Fellowship with God

1 John 1:6,7 The Child of Light Walking in Light
1 John 1:7: Evil and Its Remedy, The
1 John 1:7: Jesus Pardoning

1 John 1:7 Walking in the Light and Washed in the Blood
1 John 1:8-10: Honest Dealing with God
1 John 1:9: Justice Satisfied

1 John 2 Sermons

1 John 2:1 The Sinner’s Advocate

1 John 2:3,4 Sincerity and Duplicity
1 John 2:6: In Him: Like Him

1 John 2:12,13 A Sermon to the Lord’s Little Children

1 John 2:13, 14 A Description of Young Men in Christ

1 John 2:13,14 Fathers in Christ

1 John 2:13,14 Unto You, Young Men

1 John 2:28 Preparation for the Coming of the Lord

1 John 3 Sermons

1 John 3:1 “And We Are”—A Jewel from the Revised Version
1 John 3:1-10: Exposition
1 John 3:2: Beatific Vision

1 John 3:2: A Present Religion
1 John 3:2. By And By - Sermon Notes

1 John 3:2 The Christian's Manifestation

1 John 3:3 The Hope That Purifies

1 John 3:3. Purification by Hope - Sermon Notes

1 John 3:4, 5 The Sinful Made Sinless

1 John 3:8 The Works of the Devil Destroyed
1 John 3:14. Life Proved by Love - Sermon Notes

1 John 3:14 Life Proved by Love
1 John 3:16: The Death of Christ for His People

1 John 3:16: God's Love to the Saints

1 John 3:20, 21 The Lower Courts

1 John 3:21 What Is the Verdict?

1 John 3:20-21. The Lower Courts - Sermon Notes

1 John 3:22-24 The Conditions of Power in Prayer
1 John 3:23: The Warrant of Faith

1 John 4 Sermons

1 John 4:10 Herein is Love 2448

1 John 4:10 Love’s Climax

1 John 4:10, 11 Herein Is Love 1707

1 John 4:14 Seeing and Testifying
1 John 4:16: A Psalm of Remembrance

1 John 4:19 Love

1 John 4:19 Love’s Birth and Parentage

1 John 4:19 Love's Great Reason

1 John 4:19: The Secret of Love to God

1 John 4:19: Love's Logic
1 John 4:19: Love's Birth and Parentage

1 John 5 Sermons

1 John 5:1: Faith and Regeneration
1 John 5:4: The Victory of Faith

1 John 5:4, 5 Victorious Faith
1 John 5:4. Victorious Faith - Sermon Notes

1 John 5:6 By Water and Blood

1 John 5:8: Three Witnesses, The

1 John 5:9,10 Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It Is Founded

1 John 5:10 The Priest Dispensed With

1 John 5:10 A Solemn Impeachment of Unbelievers

1 John 5:10 The True Position of the Witness Within
1 John 5:12: Alive or Dead—Which?
1 John 5:13: The Blessings of Full Assurance

1 John 5:13:  Helps to Full Assurance

1 John 5:13:-15 Praying and Waiting

1 John 5:18-20 Positivism
1 John 5:21 Idolatry Condemned

C H Spurgeon
Exposition
1 John

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals 1 John
Morning and Evening & Faith's Checkbook

1 John 1:6
1 John 1:7
1 John 1:7
1 John 2:1
1 John 2:1
1 John 2:6
1 John 3:1-2
1 John 4:8
1 John 4:13
1 John 4:14
1 John 4:19
1 John 4:19

Ray Stedman
 First John
Sermons

Maintaining Fellowship

1 John 1:1-4: Life With Father

1 John 1:5: God Is Light

1 John 1:3,6-7: Man Who Ignores Light

1 John 1:8-9: The Man Who Denies Sin

1 John 1:10-2:2: Man Who Rationalizes Sin
1 John 2:3-6: Counterfeits And Reflectors
1 John 2:7-11: Visible Christianity
1 John 2:12-14: Growing in Grace
1 John 2:12-14: The Maturing Process

1 John 2:15-17: The Enemy Around

Maintaining Truth

1 John 2:18-19: The Nature Of Heresy
1 John 2:20-21: The Hard Core Of Truth

1 John 2:22-23: No Son, No Father
1 John 2:24-25: The Living Word
1 John 2:26-27: The Teaching Spirit

1 John 2:28: The Coming Day

Maintaining Righteousness

1 John 2:29-3:1: Recognizing The Unrecognized

1 John 3:2-3: What Shall We Be?

1 John 3:4-5: The Greatest Revolution

1 John 3:6-7: The Mystery Of Righteousness

1 John 3:8: The Mystery Of Evil
1 John 3:9: When the Spirit Says No 

1 John 3:10: One Or The Other

Maintaining Love

1 John 3:11-18:The Path Of Love
1 John 3:11-18: The Course Of Hate
1 John 3:19-20: The Christian's Tranquilizer
1 John 3:21-24: Power In Prayer

1 John 4:1-3: When Unbelief Is Right

1 John 4:4-6: God Is Greater

1 John 4:7-12: Love Made Visible

1 John 4:13-21: Love's Accomplishments

Maintaining Assurance

1 John 5:1-5: We Shall Overcome

1 John 5:6-13: Why Do We Believe?
1 John 5:14-17: Praying Boldly

1 John 5:18-21:Christian Certainty

LIFE WITH FATHER:
DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FROM 1JOHN FOR MAY

1st Life With Father (1 John 1:1-4) — Do we sometimes wonder at the differences we notice in our experiences with professing Christians? What is a key difference between relationship and fellowship?

2nd Ignoring The Light (1 John 1:3-7) — In what ways is it possible to be a Christian and yet walk in the darkness? Are we being exposed to God's Word and are we willingly examining ourselves in His light?

3rd The Person Who Denies Sin (1 John 1:8-9) — Even though we can be freed from sin, we cannot claim to be without sin. What is the difference between asking forgiveness and confessing our sin?

4th The Person Who Rationalizes Sin (1 John 1:10-2:2) — When we sin, what happens when we justify our actions or make excuses for our disobedience? Do we have God's forgiveness for our past, present, and future sins?

5th How To Walk As He Walked (1 John 2:3-6) — What does it mean to have the life of Christ in us? Have we grasped this abiding reality that Jesus demonstrated to us as the way for us to walk with God?

6th Visible Christianity (1 John 2:7-11) — True Christians are marked by the ability to forgive anyone despite how they feel. Do we need our eyes opened so we can willingly escape the grip of unforgiveness?

7th The Maturing Process (1 John 2:12-14) — What joy is experienced when deliberate Bible study moves from a 'have to' to a 'want to!' How is our desire for, time with, and practice of God's living Word growing?

8th The Enemy Around (1 John 2:15-17) — What are three areas in which we are engaged in battle against our lusts and pride? How does this evidence itself in how we spend our time and our money?

9th On Heresy (1 John 2:18-19) — Heresy results from failure to study and accept the whole of Scripture. What effect does the powerful Word of God have on those who see through its revelation?

10th No Gray Areas (1 John 2:20-21) — Excuses we make can merely echo the lies of the world. Have we found the absolute truth as it is in Christ or do our excuses reveal gray areas where none should exist?

11th No Son, No Father (1 John 2:22-23) — The tri-unity of God is a profound mystery. The three persons, eternally One, are a love-giving unity. Are we allowing Christ in us to continue His ministry of love?

12th The Living Word (1 John 2:24-25) — What is the daily adventure of experiencing God's solution to every problem instead of our own called? Are we willingly letting the living Word possess us each day?

13th The Teaching Spirit (1 John 2:26-27) — The Holy Spirit is our personal teacher as we spend time in the Word of God. Are we open to listening to the Spirit of Christ in our brothers and sisters also?

14th The Most Astonishing Thing (1 John 2:28-3:1) — God is the Creator of all mankind, but not the Father of all mankind. We are only children of God by faith in Jesus Christ! How has this truth astonished & affected us?

15th Becoming Pure (1 John 3:2-3) — Thank God for simple soap that helps wash us clean when we are stinky, greasy or muddy! What is God's provision for purifying ourselves after we fall into the pit of sin?

16th Taking Away Sins (1 John 3:4-5) — What was the purpose of Jesus Christ being born in our world? How does the giving of His life affect the recurring death, darkness, and hatred that exists today?

17th Abide In Him (1 John 3:6-8) — Christ's righteousness literally and radically revolutionizes lives. The power of His indwelling Presence is life-changing. Have we in faith accepted the abiding Truth?

18th One Or The Other (1 John 3:9-10) — How piercing, stunning, and incredible is today's passage of Scripture that is presented to us! What is the whole thrust behind God's gospel message to the world?

19th The Path Of Love (1 John 3:11-14) — Is one of our prerequisites for loving others that they love us first? Apart from having a new Life within we cannot at all evidence the love God commanded us to show.

20th The Murderer Within (1 John 3:15-18) — In our season here on earth everyone will have times filled with hate for another; and suppression just increases it. How do we return control to the One who is Love?

21st The Christian's Tranquilizer (1 John 3:19-20) — When we suffer loneliness, a guilty conscience, or our hearts feel pressured with condemnation, how do we avail ourselves the joy & healing power of His Presence?

22nd Power In Prayer (1 John 3:21-24) — Nothing is quite so boring as Christianity without Christ. An intimate relationship is immersed in communication. Is our daily prayer free & flowing or merely formulated?

23rd When Unbelief Is Right (1 John 4:1-3) — No one will dispute the fact of the existence of chaos and anarchy in the world. Have we in our intellectual pride rejected the existence of evil spirits as irrelevant fantasy?

24th God Is Greater (1 John 4:4-6) — Theological debates can be enlightening sources of learning, yet also wellsprings of pride. Have we first drunk deeply of the life of Christ in us?

25th God Is Love (1 John 4:7-10) — God showed His love by sending His Son that we might live through Him. Have we learned to recognize the true nature of Love as evidenced in all of God's actions?

26th The Debt Of Love (1 John 4:11-16) — Unless we have the life of God, we cannot love one another. Have we grasped and exercised the power of His Presence so as not to find this a surprising truth?

27th Confidence At The Judgment (1 John 4:17-21) — What happens when we die? Where do we find the knowledge to confidently answer this question? Are we making ourselves available to Him who loves through us?

28th We Shall Overcome (1 John 5:1-5) — How are we handling the pressures of life? Are we white-knuckling it, trying to overcome our difficulties, or are we with growing faith resting in Christ at work in us?

29th Does God Lie? (1 John 5:6-13) — Do we find it easy to believe a trusted friend, or even a stranger or the daily media, but doubt what God says in His Word? Are we making God out to be a liar?

30th Praying Boldly (1 John 5:14-17) — Prayer is designed only to obtain that which is within the will of God. After we pray, are we left in the worry that perhaps prompted us or do we have confidence? Why?

31st Guard Yourself (1 John 5:18-21) — Many think idols are religious things of the past. But today in the present, what is it that makes us enthusiastic? What is it that we regard as supremely important?

Today's Word
Devotional Commentary
 First John
Grant Richison
Exposition & Application

Intro
1 John 1:1
1 John 1:1b
1 John 1:2
1 John 1:2b
1 John 1:3
1 John 1:3b
1 John 1:4
1 John 1:5
1 John 1:5b
1 John 1:6
1 John 1:7
1 John 1:7b
1 John 1:7c
1 John 1:8
1 John 1:8b
1 John 1:9b
1 John 1:9c
1 John 1:9d
1 John 1:9e
1 John 1:10
1 John 2:1
1 John 2:1b
1 John 2:1c
1 John 2:1d
1 John 2:2
1 John 2:2b
1 John 2:2c
1 John 2:3
1 John 2:3b
1 John 2:3c
1 John 2:3d
1 John 2:4

1 John 2:4b
1 John 2:5
1 John 2:6
1 John 2:6b
1 John 2:7
1 John 2:7b
1 John 2:8
1 John 2:8b
1 John 2:8c
1 John 2:9
1 John 2:10
1 John 2:11
1 John 2:12
1 John 2:12b
1 John 2:13
1 John 2:13b
1 John 2:13c
1 John 2:14
1 John 2:14b
1 John 2:14c
1 John 2:14d
1 John 2:15
1 John 2:15b
1 John 2:15c
1 John 2:15d
1 John 2:16
1 John 2:16b
1 John 2:16c
1 John 2:16d
1 John 2:16e
1 John 2:16f
1 John 2:17
1 John 2:17b
1 John 2:17c
1 John 2:17d
1 John 2:18
1 John 2:18b
1 John 2:19
1 John 2:19b
1 John 2:19c
1 John 2:20
1 John 2:20b
1 John 2:21
1 John 2:22
1 John 2:22b
1 John 2:23
1 John 2:24
1 John 2:24b
1 John 2:24c
1 John2:25
1 John 2:25b
1 John 2:26
1 John 2:27
1 John 2:27b
1 John 2:28
1 John 2:28b
1 John 2:28c
1 John 2:29
1 John 3:1
1 John 3:1b
1 John 3:1c
1 John 3:1d

1 John 3:1e
1 John 3:2

1 John 3:2b
1 John 3:2c
1 John 3:2d
1 John 3:3

1 John 3:3b
1 John 3:4

1 John 3:4b
1 John 3:4c
1 John 3:4d
1 John 3:5
1 John 3:5b
1 John 3:6
1 John 3:6b

1 John 3:7
1 John 3:8
1 John 3:8b
1 John 3:8c
1 John 3:8d

1 John 3:9
1 John 3:9b
1 John 3:9c
1 John 3:9d
1 John 3:10

1 John 3:10b
1 John 3:10c
1 John 3:10d
1 John 3:11
1 John 3:12
1 John 3:12b
1 John 3:13
1 John 3:14
1 John 3:14b
1 John 3:15
1 John 3:15b
1 John 3:16
1 John 3:16b
1 John 3:17
1 John 3:17b
1 John 3:18
1 John 3:19
1 John 3:19b
1 John 3:19c
1 John 3:20
1 John 3:20b
1 John 3:20c
1 John 3:21
1 John 3:22
1 John 3:22b
1 John 3:22c
1 John 3:23
1 John 3:23b
1 John 3:24
1 John 3:24b



1 John 4:1
1 John 4:1b
1 John 4:1c
1 John 4:2
1 John 4:3
1 John 4:4
1 John 4:5
1 John 4:6
1 John 4:6b
1 John 4:7
1 John 4:7b
1 John 4:7c
1 John 4:7d
1 John 4:7e
1 John 4:8
1 John 4:9
1 John 4:9b
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:10b
1 John 4:11
1 John 4:12
1 John 4:13
1 John 4:14
1 John 4:15
1 John 4:15b
1 John 4:16
1 John 4:17
1 John 4:17b
1 John 4:17c
1 John 4:18
1 John 4:18b
1 John 4:18c
1 John 4:18d
1 John 4:19
1 John 4:20
1 John 4:21

1 John 5:1
1 John 5:1b
1 John 5:2
1 John 5:2b
1 John 5:3
1 John 5:3b
1 John 5:4

1 John 5:4b
1 John 5:5
1 John 5:6
1 John 5:6b
1 John 5:7
1 John 5:8
1 John 5:9
1 John 5:10
1 John 5:10b
1 John 5:10c
1 John 5:10d
1 John 5:11
1 John 5:11b
1 John 5:12
1 John 5:13
1 John 5:13b
1 John 5:14
1 John 5:14b
1 John 5:14c
1 John 5:14d
1 John 5:14e
1 John 5:15
1 John 5:16
1 John 5:16b
1 John 5:16c
1 John 5:16d
1 John 5:17
1 John 5:18
1 John 5:18b
1 John 5:18c
1 John 5:18d
1 John 5:19
1 John 5:19b
1 John 5:20
1 John 5:20c
1 John 5:20b
1 John 5:20c
1 John 5:21

John Trapp
Commentary
 First John

James Rosscup writes "This work has long been ranked by many as the best older effort on the Greek text. It is detailed, thorough, and very useful for its incisive, definitive statements on problem areas as well as grammatical matters (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5

B F Westcott
Commentary
 First John
Index to Subjects, Text, Notes
(Also available in Google which allows copy & paste)

James Rosscup writes "This work has long been ranked by many as the best older effort on the Greek text. It is detailed, thorough, and very useful for its incisive, definitive statements on problem areas as well as grammatical matters (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

1 John 1 Commentary
1 John 2 Commentary
1 John 3 Commentary
1 John 4 Commentary
1 John 5 Commentary

Bob Utley
Commentary
 First John
Introduction

1 John 1:1-2:2
1 John 2:3-3:3
1 John 2:28-3:24
1 John 4
1 John 5

Marvin Vincent
Emphasis on Greek Word Study
 First John
1 John Introduction

1 John 1
1 John 2
1 John 3
1 John 4
1 John 5

 

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