Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Slow to Anger

"The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,  keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin..."
Exodus 34:6-7 ESV

1 John 1

Remember we begin with the “what does it say?” questions, move to the “what does it mean?” questions, and then, “what do we do with it?” questions.

Vss. 1-4
This first chapter is not really written in a flowing sort of way. One sentence does not really lead into the next sentence. So we’ll have to approach the text in a different way than with most of the rest of the book.

Who wrote the book? Who was it written to?
What is John talking about right from the start?
What other book begins by talking about the word?