SPECIAL TOPIC: "COMMANDMENT" IN JOHN'S WRITINGS

1. Once used of the Mosaic Law, John 8:5

2. Commandments from the Father to Jesus

a. control over His own redemptive sacrifice, John 10:18; 12:49-50; 14:31

b. the world would know Jesus' love for the Father, John 14:31

c. Jesus obeyed the Father's command, John 15:10

3. Commandments from Jesus to believers

a. abide in His love, John 14:15; 15:10

b. love one another, even as He loved them, John 13:34; 15:12,17; 1 John 2:7-8; 3:11,23; 4:7,21; 2 John 5

c. keep His commandment (i.e., b.), John 14:15; 15:10,14; 1 John 2:3,4; 3:22,24; 5:1-3; 2 John 6

4. Commandments from the Father to believers

a. believe in Jesus, 1 John 3:23 (cf. John 6:29)

b. love one another, 2 John 3:23

 

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