The Three Epistles of John

The First Epistle of John is an intensely practical letter addressed to Christian readers. Although he was greatly advanced in age when he penned this epistle, John was still actively ministering to churches. John warns against the dangers of false teaching and exhorts believers to lives of obedience to God and love for their brothers and sisters. John tells his readers how they can be sure that God the Father is their Father, and that Jesus is truly their Savior and Christ.

The Second Epistle of John is like a shorter version of his first letter. He writes to encourage Christians to love one another, and to warn them about the false teachers who are confusing the gospel message.

The Third Epistle of John is the shortest letter in the New Testament. It is from ‘the elder’ to a church leader named Gaius. The elder praises Gaius for the hospitality he has been giving to travelling preachers. He complains about a man called Diotrephes, who is being a nuisance, and commends someone called Demetrius.

This bible study is designed to reveal to us the activity of the Holy Spirit and to take us through the basic truths that shape our lives and relationship with the Lord.

Pastor C.A. Lundy

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