Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Historical Background

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. INTRODUCTION 1:1-2

II. THE CONDITION OF THE CHRISTIAN 1:3-11

A. The Believer's Resources 1:3-4

B. The Believer's Needs 1:5-9

C. The Believer's Adequacy 1:10-11

III. THE AUTHORITY FOR THE CHRISTIAN 1:12-21

A. The Need for a Reminder 1:12-15

B. The Trustworthiness of the Apostles' Witness 1:16-18

C. The Divine Origin of Scripture 1:19-21

IV. THE DANGER TO THE CHRISTIAN ch. 2

A. The Characteristics of False Teachers 2:1-3

B. The Consequences of False Teaching 2:4-10a

C. The Conduct of False Teachers 2:10b-19

D. The Condemnation of False Teachers 2:20-22

V. THE PROSPECT FOR THE CHRISTIAN 3:1-16

A. The Purpose of This Epistle 3:1-2

B. Scoffing in the Last Days 3:3-6

C. End-time Events 3:7-10

D. Living in View of the Future 3:11-16

VI. CONCLUSION 3:17-18

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