Questions about the Book of First John

The book of First John is the twenty-third book of the New Testament. The epistle of John, by the witness of the internal evidence and comparison with the Gospel of John, was manifestly written by the Apostle John. It is a family letter from the father to his “little children” who are in the world. The sin of a Christian is treated as a child’s offense against his father, and is dealt with as a family matter. This Epistle can be divided into six parts: 1) Little children and fellowship, 2) Little children and their enemies. 3) Little children and the Lord’s return. 4) Little children contrasted with children of Satan. 5) Little children and false teachers. 6) Little children assured and warned. The author of this book is John. Listed below are questions on the book of First John. These questions can be used freely for Sunday school or bible study to help all young Christians study the scriptures. My prayers are with you always and may God bless you in your studies.

I John Chapter 1

1) Can you name three ways in which John had contact with the Word of Life? (I John 1:1)

2) What proof does John offer the believer that Jesus Christ was manifested? (I John 1:2)

3) Can you state one of John’s purposes for telling about Jesus Christ? (I John 1:3)

4) Can you name two of the members of the Trinity having fellowship with the believers? (I John 1:3)

5) What is one reason that John is writing this epistle? (I John 1:4)

6) What is the message that John is passing on to his readers? (I John 1:5)

7) What makes liars out of us in this verse? (I John 1:6)

8) How are we cleaned from sin? (I John 1:7)

9) How is it possible for us to deceive ourselves? (I John 1:8)

10) What must we do to have our sins forgiven? (I John 1:9)

11) How often will Jesus Christ forgive us of our sins? (I John 1:9)

12) When we confess our sins, what else does Jesus Christ do besides forgiving us? (I John 1:9)

13) What two conditions exist if we try to say that we have not sinned? (I John 1:10)

I John Chapter 2

1) If a person does sin, what help is available to him? (I John 2:1)

2) Whose sins did Jesus Christ make propitiation for? (I John 2:2)

3) How may we tell whether or not we know Jesus Christ? (I John 2:3)

4) What are we if we claim to keep Jesus Christ’s commands when we actually do not? (I John 2:4)

5) How may we have the love of God perfected in us, according to verse five? (I John 2:5)

6) What is this perfection a test of in verse five? (I John 2:5)

7) If a person claims to abide in Jesus Christ, what should he do? (I John 2:6)

8) What is our standard for walking as a Christian in our daily life? (I John 2:6)

9) How may we test whether the new commandment is true or not? (I John 2:8)

10) By what means may we know that we are in the light? (I John 2:9)

11) What do we avoid if we abide in the light? (I John 2:10)

12) Can you tell three things about the person who hates his brother? (I John 2:11)

13) Why is John writing this epistle to the little children? (I John 2:12)

14) Why does John write to the young men? (I John 2:13)

15) What two things will pass away in this verse? (I John 2:17)

16) When the world and its sin have passed away, what will happen to the person who does God’s will? (I John 2:17)

17) What proof does John give that it is the last time? (I John 2:18)

18) How are those having the spirit of the antichrist recognized? (I John 2:19)

19) How may a believer and one who has the spirit of the antichrist be contrasted? (I John 2:20)

20) How will the antichrist be recognizable in this verse? (I John 2:22)

21) After contrasting the antichrist and the believer, what does John tell the believer to do? (I John 2:24)

22) What has Jesus Christ promised to those who abide? (I John 2:25)

23) Why is there no need for any man to teach a believer? (I John 2:27)

24) What reason does John give for abiding in Jesus Christ? (I John 2:28)

I John Chapter 3

1) What has the Father given us in this verse? (I John 3:1)

2) Because of the love bestowed upon us by the Father, what is our Inherited position? (I John 3:1)

3) Why are we not known by the world in this verse? (I John 3:1)

4) To what extent will we see Jesus Christ upon His return? (I John 3:2)

5) Every Christian who is waiting for Christ’s return has a particular type of life to lead. What is it? (I John 3:3)

6) According to John, what is a definition of sin in this verse? (I John 3:4)

7) Why did Jesus Christ come down to earth, according to verse five? (I John 3:5)

8) What is the legal position of the person who accepts Jesus Christ? (I John 3:7)

9) What type of person is of the devil? (I John 3:8)

10) Why was Jesus Christ born on the earth? (I John 3:8)

11) Why does the Christian refrain from continually sinning as a pattern of life? (I John 3:9)

12) What two actions characterize the one who lives in sin? (I John 3:10)

13) How do we know that we have passed from death to life? (I John 3:14)

14) What is the strong comparison used of the one who hates his brother? (I John 3:15)

15) Since Jesus Christ gave his life for us, what should we do for our brethren, if necessary? (I John 3:16)

16) If a Christian has wealth, how is he to use it? (I John 3:17)

17) What is the spiritual condition of the Christian who has ignored a brother’s need? (I John 3:17)

18) Can you state two positive ways of demonstrating Christian love? (I John 3:18)

19) How may we know that we are living in the truth? (I John 3:18-19)

20) How great a knowledge does God have of the heart of man? (I John 3:20)

21) What gives us confidence toward God? (I John 3:21)

22) How much will we receive of what we ask for? (I John 3:22)

23) What is God’s commandment to Christians regarding Jesus Christ? (I John 3:23)

24) What is God’s commandment regarding our relationship with one another? (I John 3:23)

25) What must we do in order for Jesus Christ to dwell in us? (I John 3:24)

26) How may we know that Jesus Christ dwells in us? (I John 3:24)

I John Chapter 4

1) What is every believer to do when he sits under the ministry of a teacher or preacher? (I John 4:1)

2) What test may be used to try the teachers? (I John 4:2)

3) What distinction is made between the spirit of God and the spirits? (I John 4:2)

4) What relationship to God, if any, does a teacher or preacher have if he denies that Jesus Christ came in the flesh? (I John 4:3)

5) When will the spirit of the antichrist be present in the world? (I John 4:3)

6) Why have the children of God overcome the false teachers? (I John 4:4)

7) How does the world react to the false teacher in contrast to the child of God? (I John 4:5)

8) How does the believer respond to the one who knows God? (I John 4:6)

9) What is the source of Christian love for the brethren? (I John 4:7)

10) What two things does John say about the believer who loves the brethren? (I John 4:7)

11) Why can a believer who does not love the brethren, not know God? (I John 4:8)

12) How was the love of God manifested toward us? (I John 4:9)

13) Why did God sent His only Son into this world? (I John 4:9)

14) What is Jesus Christ’s relationship to our sins? (I John 4:10)

15) What basis does the believer have for loving other Christians? (I John 4:11)

16) How many men have seen God? (I John 4:12)

17) How may we know that God dwells in us? (I John 4:12)

18) What happens to the love of Jesus Christ that dwells in us? (I John 4:12)

19) How may we know that we dwell in Jesus Christ? (I John 4:13)

20) What is John’s personal testimony regarding Jesus Christ? (I John 4:14)

21) According to John, whom does God dwell in? (I John 4:15)

22) What is our position at the Day of Judgment because of our love for God? (I John 4:17)

23) What results in the life of the person who fears? (I John 4:18)

24) Why do we love God according to verse nineteen? (I John 4:19)

25) In what way may the believer prove his love for God whom he has never seen? (I John 4:20)

26) What is God’s commandment to the Christian? (I John 4:21)

I John Chapter 5

1) Who is born of God in verse one? (I John 5:1)

2) How may we tell that we love other believers, according to verse two? (I John 5:2)

3) How is the love of God displayed in the life of the believer? (I John 5:3)

4) Who has the power to overcome the world, according to verse four? (I John 5:4)

5) Who can overcome the world, according to verse five of this book? (I John 5:5)

6) Who bears witness to Christ’s coming and why, according to verse six? (I John 5:6)

7) Can you name three persons who bear witness in Heaven in verse seven? (I John 5:7)

8) Whose witness is the greatest according to John? (I John 5:9)

9) Why is it a serious matter to disbelieve God’s Word, according to verse ten? (I John 5:10)

10) What has God given to the believer, according to verse eleven? (I John 5:11)

11) What is the difference between the believer and the non-believer? (I John 5:12)

12) What must we do if God is to hear our petition? (I John 5:14)

13) Of what are we assured if God hears us? (I John 5:15)

14) If we see a brother sinning, what are we to do, according to this verse? (I John 5:16)

15) If we pray, what will happen to the brother, according to verse sixteen? (I John 5:16)

16) How should we pray regarding the sin unto death in verse sixteen? (I John 5:16)

17) What does the believer do regarding sin in verse eighteen? (I John 5:18)

18) What is the condition of the believer in contrast to the condition of the world? (I John 5:19)

19) What has Jesus Christ given to the believer, according to verse twenty? (I John 5:20)

20) Why does Jesus Christ give us this understanding in verse twenty? (I John 5:20)

21) What are we to do as “little children”? (I John 5:21)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose