The passage is, first of all, identified incorrectly on the paper which was given to the students. The questions only make sense if it’s applied to FIRST John 2:3-14. But whatever.
The title of the study is “Something Old, Something New.” Let’s look at these:
- What kind of people do you like to be around?
- How can you tell when people like you?
- What undeniable fact is revealed by Christian who live as Jesus did? (2:3-6)
- If the command to love is old, how is it also new? (2:7,8)
- What is the evidence that a person is living in spiritual darkness? (2:11)
- List some objections to the principle that the way we treat others is the measure of our obedience to God.
- Why do believers have to be told to love others?
- What are some of the barriers to love [sic] others?
- What kind of love did John intend for us to have?
- What kind of people are easy for you to love?
- What kind of people are difficult for you to love?
- What loving actions have you seen at your church?
- List some ways that you can show love to others.
- How can you show love to people whom you don’t really like?
- RESOLVE to take action: Think of someone you’ve treated unkindly or from whom you’ve simply withheld a kindness. What can you do to show love to this person?
Thoughts to ponder:
- What does it mean that “the true light is already shining”? (2:8)
- Explain John’s repetition of “I am writing to you” and “I have written to you.” What is the point of these verses?
Is there anything in the questions I found that would cause a person to think this was about Christ? Or is this a command in a vacuum? (I think it’s a command in a vacuum.)