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First Epistle of John – Outline

The PDF version of First Epistle of John – Outline highlights the epistle’s literary-rhetorical features / reassurances:

  • Prologue , 1.1-4
    “. . . so that you too may have fellowship with us . . . that our joy may be made complete.”
  • The message introduced, 1.5–2.27
    “the one who says . . .”
    • Introduction, 1.5
      “God is light. . .”
    • Argument, 1.6–2.25
      “if we walk in the darkness . . . if we walk in the light. . .”
      • Test 1: Sin, 1.6-10
        “if we say . . . if we say . . . if we say . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.1-2
        “if anyone sins . . .”
      • Test 2: Obedience, 2.3-6
        “the one who says . . . the one who says . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.7-8
        “a new commandment . . . which is true in Him and in you . . .”
      • Test 3: Love, 2.9-11
        “the one who says . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.12-14
        “your sins have been forgiven you . . .”
      • [A warning, 2.15-17
        “Do not love the world . . .”]
      • Test 4: Truth, 2.18-25
        • Statement, 2.18-20
          “many antichrists have appeared . . . they went out from us . . .”
        • Reassurance, 2.21
          “you know the truth . . .”
        • Test, 2.22-23
          “the one who denies . . . whoever denies . . .”
        • Reassurance, 2.24-25
          “you have eternal life . . .”
    • Conclusion, 2.26-27
      “His anointing teaches you all things . . .”
  • The message explained, 2.28–4.6
    “everyone who . . .”
    • Introduction, 2.28-29
      “He is righteous . . .”
    • Argument, 3.1–4.6
      “the children of God . . . children of the devil . . .”
    • Reassurance, 3.1-3
      “we are the children of God . . .”
      • Tension 1: Righteousness, 3.4-10
        • Explanation, 3.4-8
          “everyone who . . . no one who . . . no one who . . . the one who . . . the one who . . .”
        • Reassurance, 3.9
          “No one who is born of God practices sin . . .”
        • Conclusion, 3.10
          “the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious . . .”
      • Tension 2: Love, 3.11-24
        • Explanation, 3.11-18
          “everyone who . . .”
        • Reassurance, 3.19-22
          “we are of the truth . . .”
        • Conclusion, 3.23-24
          “love one another, just as He commanded us.”
      • Tension 3: Truth, 4.1-6
        • Explanation, 4.1-3
          “every spirit . . . every spirit . . .” Reassurance, 4.4
          “you are from God, little children, and have overcome them . . .”
        • Conclusion, 4.5-6
          “he who knows God listens to us . . .”
  • The message summarized, 4.7–5.12
    “everyone who . . .”
    • Introduction, 4.7-8
      “God is love.”
    • Argument, 4.9–5.12
      “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world . . .”
      • Tenet 1: Love, 4.9-21
        • Statement, 4.9-14
          “He loved us and sent us His Son . . .”
        • Reassurance, 4.15-18
          “we may have confidence in the Day of Judgment . . .”
        • Conclusion, 4.19-21
          “the one who loves God should love his brother also.”
      • Tenet 2: Truth, 5.1-12
        • Statement, 5.1-4
          “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God . . .”
        • Reassurance, 5.5-10
          “the one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself . . .”
        • Conclusion, 5.11-12
          “He who has the Son has the life . . .”
  • Concluding remarks, 5.13-21
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PDF ver. 2014-03-01
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PDF version history:
2014-03-01: Updated SKU
2011-09-15: Typo
2009-10-05: New release

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Cities of Asia (NT)

Cities of Asia (NT) includes, first, an overview map of western Asia Minor, including a smaller context map; shows key cities of importance in the New Testament books of Acts, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Revelation. A second relief map of the Lycus River Valley highlights Laodicea, Hierapolis, and Colossae.

Cities on overview include: Ephesus, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Colossae, Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Miletus, Troas, and Assos.

Cities of Lycus River map include: Hierapolis (elev. 1400′), situated on a plateau, above hot springs; Laodicea (elev. 950′), situated in the valley, close to the river; Colossae (elev. 1850′), situated in the foothills at the head of the valley. Also shown is the proximity of the valley to Miletus, Ephesus, Philadelphia, Phyrgia, and Pisidian Antioch.

The map is particularly applicable to: Epistles of Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians. Ephesians, sometimes called the “Letter to the Asians,” was distributed here (cf. “read my letter that is coming from Laodicea,” Col 4.16).

The map is also more generally applicable to: Paul’s travels and ministries in the region of Ephesus recorded in Acts; First and Second Timothy: Timothy’s ministry from Ephesus; Christ’s messages for the churches of Asia in Revelation 2–3.

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PDF ver. 2014-03-01
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PDF version history:
2014-03-01: Updated SKU; combined
2010-02-27: New release of individual products

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