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Lesson 16: 1 John 4:4-6

1 John 4:4-5
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

Related Scriptures

John 10:27-29

John 12:28-32

John 14:30-31

John 16:7-14

2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1

1 John 2:12-17

1 John 5:4-5

Revelation 21:6-7 (The one calling Himself Alpha and Omega is Jesus Christ.)


1. Looking back to the first three verses of this chapter there are two evil forces mentioned. List them.

2. In light of question one, who would you say that the “them” that we have overcome are?

3. 1 John 2:12-17 addresses the little children. Based on that, when John speaks to “little children here in 1 John 4:4, is he speaking to people who have been saved by Jesus Christ?

4. We read in 1 John 4:3 about the spirit of antichrist. In John 12, 14, and 16, Jesus refers to the prince of this world. Has Jesus overcome these evil spirits?

5. Who is He that is in us?

6. Can we count on Him to overcome the devil and every other evil force as He works in us?

7. As long as we remain in Christ, are we safe?

8. Can you count yourself as an overcomer?

1 John 4:6

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Related Scriptures

Matthew 10:40-42 (Jesus is speaking to his disciples.)

Matthew 18:15-20

1 Corinthians 14:37 (The apostle Paul is writing at God’s direction.)

1 Corinthians 16:15-16

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (Bishops were simply the leaders of the local church in Bible times.)

1 Peter 5:5

3 John 9-11 (3 John only has one chapter.)


1. Starting in 1 John 1, John refers to two groups of people as “us.” a) Who does he seem to be talking about in 1 John 1:1-3? b) Who does he seem to be talking about in 1 John 1:6-10?

2. Does our text in combination with the “Related Scriptures” indicate that Christians should follow the official leaders of the church?

3. 1 Timothy lists the qualifications of church leaders. 3 John promises discipline against a sinning church leader. Would these Scriptures tend to make you think that church leaders were a law unto themselves or that they were accountable to God for their leadership?

4. Looking at 1 John 4:6, is the person whose teachings go against the Bible of God?

5. Is the person whose teachings are significantly different than the beliefs of most born-again

6. Christians more likely to be of God or of the devil?

7. If we love the truth will we listen to people who speak the truth in God’s name?

8. What clue is given in 1 John 4:6 as to knowing whether a spirit is from God or not?

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