Phrasing 1 John

Born of God

Phrase through 1 John in the context of a community that is serious about seeing and savoring God’s glory in Christ in all of Scripture.

Launches as a self-paced course Jan 3.
(Self-enrollment disabled)
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This live book study leads students to phrase through the entire book of 1 John. Thus it gives students opportunities to dive more deeply into the message of 1 John while sharpening their skill in the Phrasing Bible study method. Students will do all this in the context of a community that is serious about seeing and savoring God's glory in Christ in all of Scripture.


This book study aims to accomplish the following objectives:
  1. To help students learn the book of 1 John more deeply than ever before.
  2. To guide students to discover the grammatical structure and intended meaning of 1 John.
  3. To be challenged and assured through the truths discovered.
  4. To equip students with the knowledge and skill to phrase NT epistles faithfully.


Each week of this seven-week book study focuses on one section of 1 John.
  1. Monday-Thursday (about two hours): Create an initial phrase (Passes 1-4) and work through the key issues of the text.
  2. Friday LIVE Class via Zoom (one hour): Discuss our phrases and exegetical questions emerging from the passage.
  3. Saturday-Sunday (one hour): Complete the Fifth Pass of Phrasing and ask the instructor outstanding questions.

Am I ready for this course?

Students must demonstrate a basic skill and knowledge of the Bible study method known as Phrasing. Students who have received a certificate in Biblearc’s Phrasing courses qualify for the course. If you have not received a certificate, you can provide a sample of your work when you enroll.


This book study begins during the first week of November. The live class meets Fridays at 1:00–2:00 pm ET from November 5th to December 17th.

November 5th
1 John 1
November 12th
1 John 2:1–2:27
November 19th
1 John 2:28–3:10
November 26th
1 John 3:11–4:6
December 3th
1 John 4:7–21
December 10th
1 John 5:1–12
December 17th
1 John 5:13–21