1. Exposition

What does the word “life” express?

1 John 1:1 (ESV)

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life

The word “life” (zoe) naturally expresses life as opposed to death. Sometimes it denotes a particular quality of vital existence, particularly when preceded by the term “eternal.” It is the life that Christ Jesus brought into this world, so that those who did not have fellowship with the Father may obtain fellowship with him.1