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The Letters of John Commentaries & Lessons
1 John Chapter 4: Lessons 1-3

Lesson 1: 1 John 4:1-6
Lesson 2: 1 John 4:7-12
Lesson 3: 1 John 4:13-21

Ideal for Personal Study, Home and Mid-week Bible Groups, and Sunday Schools!

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Lesson 1: 1 John 4:1-6

King James Version

1 John 4:1-6 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:1-6 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:1-6

New American Standard Bible

1 John 4:1-6 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:1-6 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:1-6

New International Version

1 John 4:1-6 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:1-6 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:1-6

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 4:1-6 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:1-6 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:1-6

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 4:1-6

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INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits to see whether they are from God;
for many false prophets have gone out into the world

(1 John 4:1).

Testing and Overcoming Deceivers

Testing and Overcoming Deceivers - Large Print

Testing and Overcoming Deceivers - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:1-6

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:1-6 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 4:1-6

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:1-6

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:1-6 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 4:1-6

True and False Test for 1 John 4:1-6

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 4:1-6

Praying Through 1 John 4:1-6

Praying Through 1 John 4:1-6

Praying Through 1 John 4:1-6 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 2: 1 John 4:7-12

King James Version

1 John 4:7-12 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:7-12 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:7-12

New American Standard Bible

1 John 4:7-12 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:7-12 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:7-12

New International Version

1 John 4:7-12 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:7-12 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:7-12

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 4:7-12 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:7-12 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:7-12

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 4:7-12

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INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God;
everyone who loves is born of God and knows God
(1 John 4:7).

Those Who Know God Love

Those Who Know God Love - Large Print

Those Who Know God Love - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:7-12

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:7-12 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 4:7-12

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:7-12

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:7-12 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 4:7-12

True and False Test for 1 John 4:7-12

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 4:7-12

Praying Through 1 John 4:7-12

Praying Through 1 John 4:7-12

Praying Through 1 John 4:7-12 (Large Print)

The International Bible Study Forum

IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 3: 1 John 4:13-21

King James Version

1 John 4:13-21 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:13-21 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:13-21

New American Standard Bible

1 John 4:13-21 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:13-21 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:13-21

New International Version

1 John 4:13-21 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:13-21 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:13-21

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 4:13-21 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 4:13-21 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 4:13-21

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 4:13-21

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
God lives in them and they in God
(1 John 4:15).

Those God Lives Within

Those God Lives Within - Large Print

Those God Lives Within - Bulletin Size

Love has been perfected among us in this:
that we may have boldness on the day of judgment,
because as he is, so are we in this world
(1 John 4:17).

How Christians Live in This World

How Christians Live in This World - Large Print

How Christians Live in This World - Bulletin Size

We love because he first loved us
(1 John 4:19).

What is True Love?

What is True Love? - Large Print

What is True Love? - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:13-21

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 4:13-21 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 4:13-21

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:13-21

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 4:13-21 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 4:13-21

True and False Test for 1 John 4:13-21

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 4:13-21

Praying Through 1 John 4:13-21

Praying Through 1 John 4:13-21

Praying Through 1 John 4:13-21 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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