“That You May Know” 1 John 4

“That You May Know” 1 John 4

Small Group Questions

  1. According to verses 1-4, how are we to “test” the spirits?
  2. Where do you see the “spirit of the antichrist” in the world today?
  3. The truth of verse 4 is powerful. How do we keep this in the forefront of our minds and hearts?
  4. In verses 7-21, the word love occurs 27 times. What is the connection between God’s love and human love?
  5. In verses 8 and 16, John says that “God is love.” What makes this more than just an abstract statement (see verses 9-11)?
  6. What is our love – or lack of love – evidence of?
  7. Read verses 16-18. How does love drive away fear?

Children’s Questions

  1. Read verse 2. How can you recognize the Spirit of God?
  2. According to verse 7, where does love come from?
  3. Read verses 11-12. What happens when we love each other?
  4. In verse 18, John talks about being afraid. What does it say?


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