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1 John A Breakdown of Scripture

Scriptural BreakdownTextGreek synopsis
1:1The Test of True Christianity, Obedience and Walking in the Light of God1:1-2:27
1:2Prologue1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5
1:3The Discourse1:6-1:10
1:4The First Claim and Test – We have Union with Him1:6 1:7
1:5The Second Claim and Refutation1:8 1:9 1:10
2:1To Know, Abide & Be in the Light2:1-2:4
2:2The Third Claim and Refutation – Christ our Advocate2:1 2:2
2:3The Re-assurance Formula2:3
2:4The Fourth Claim and Test2:4 2:5
2:5Walking in the Light2:5-2:11
2:6The Fifth Claim and Test2:6
2:7The Old Commandment which is New2:7 2:8
2:8The Sixth Claim and Test2:9 2:10 2:11
2:9A Preliminary Appeal2:12 2:13 2:14
2:10Practising God’s truth: 2:15-3:10; 4:16
2:11An Admonition of False Love2:15 2:16 2:17
2:12The Christological Test of Truth2:18 2:19 2:20 2:21 2:22 2:23 2:24 2:25 2:26 2:27
2:13Second presentation of the two tests: New Life in Christ Jesus2:28-4:12
2:14The life free from Sin: The Ethical Test 2:28-3:24
2:15Acting Righteously2:28 2:29
3:1The Test of the claim to being In Christ Jesus: Sanctification:3:1 3:2 3:3
3:2Sin v Righteousness: The incompatibility of sin and righteousness:3:4 3:5 3:6 3:7 3:8 3:9 3:10
3:3Love v Hate: The life that is love: Living in God’s love: 3:11-24; 4:7-213:11 3:12 3:13 3:14 3:15 3:16 3:17 3:18
3:4 Confidence Before God: The life of assurance:3:19 3:20 3:21
3:5The Emphasis of the connection between the two tests: 3:22 3:23 3:24
4:1Christological Test: The life in God’s family:4:1-124:1 4:2 4:3 4:4 4:5 4:6
4:2Seventh claim and test: 4:7-214:7-21
4:3Love for Each Other: Living in God’s love: excludes fear: 3:11-24; 4:7-214:7-4:124:7 4:8 4:9 4:10 4:11 4:12
4:4Christian Certainty: The Evidence of the Spirit and Confidence of Love:4:13-5:12
4:5The spirit is the source of love for one another: 4:13 4:14 4:15 4:16a
4:6Abiding in love is the grounds of confidence before God:4:16b-214:16b 4:17 4:18 4:19 4:20 4:21
5:1Sharing God’s victory: Love based on Truth; Foundation in Faith5:1-21
5:2The Begotten of God: Those who believe and love one another:5:1 5:2 5:3
5:3Victory over the World5:4 5:5
5:4Witness of the Son is the witness to eternal life5:6 5:7 5:8 5:9 5:10 5:11 5:12
5:5To Re-establish Confidence5:13 5:14 5:15
5:6Prayer for Sinners5:16 5:17
5:7The Problem of Sin5:18 5:19 5:20
5:8Final Exhortation5:21