1. Carefully read 1 John 3:4-10. In 3:4, the King James Version says; “Whosoever committeth sin transgresses the law, for sin is the transgression of the law.”
Locate commit (poieo) in Vine’s. What does it say about commit as it is used in 1 John 3:4, 8, 9?
2. Locate lawlessness (anomia) in Vine’s. What do you learn about this word and its usage in 1 John 3:4?
3. Considering what you have learned as you located these words in Vine’s Dictionary, what is John saying in 3:4?
4. Carefully read 1 John 3:5, 6. Record your observations of these verses. Pay particular attention to the tense of verbs. Remember, present tense means continuous or habitual action. “Know” is perfect tense and this means to know and to experience the continuing results of knowing. Remember, in Greek, perfect tense is action completed in the past with continuing results. John uses two different words for “know” in these verses. In verse 5 he uses “eido” and in verse 6 he uses “ginosko”. Look in Vine’s dictionary for the word “know” What is the difference between these two words?
5. In the space below record what you have learned from 1 John 3:4-10 about:
Those who do not practice sin Those who do practice sin