“That You May Know” 1 John 2:12-17

“That You May Know” 1 John 2:12-17

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Interact Questions

  1. In verses 12-14, how does John’s style of writing change from the previous verses? How does it change again after verse 14? Why do you think he does this?
  2. John addresses several groups of people in those same verses. What does he say each group has already experienced?
  3. Why do you think John repeats himself in verses 12-14?
  4. What (or who) is the “the world” in verses 15-17?
  5. How do verses 15-17 square with John 3:16-17?
  6. What practical things can we do to receive everything with thanksgiving, but still not come under control of the “the world.”

Children’s Questions

  1. Who are the three groups of people John is writing to in verses 12-14?
  2. What does he say to each of them? Why do you think he repeats himself?
  3. Read verses 15-17. “The world” doesn’t mean the earth – instead it means anything that is against God. Think of some things that are against God.
  4. Verse 17 tells us what is going to happen with the world. What is it? What do you think this means?

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