Few people knew Jesus as well as John. He is the author of several books in the New Testament including the Gospel of John, three letters, and the Book of Revelation.
While Peter may have been the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah, and Paul was commissioned to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles, it was John who truly seemed to “get” Jesus – particularly the special relationship Jesus had with God the Father.
John’s letters are personal and tender. He is writing to his friends. His correction is gentle. He leads by example. His reasoning is simple and easy to follow: “Beloved,” he writes (and he’s writing to us, by the way) “do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God” (3 John 11).
Notice he doesn’t write “whoever does evil is from Satan,” but instead he writes, “whoever does evil has not seen God” (emphasis added). In other words, the problem is you just haven’t seen God yet. But don’t worry, John is eager to help you see.
Come join us this summer as we read through the letters of John. In them you’ll learn:
- Why John thought it was possible to stop doing bad things
- Why relationships matter, especially Jesus’ relationship to His Father
- What our actions say about us
- How to know if you are a liar
- The real reason you are already holy
- How to handle rejection
- Why humans are afraid of God, and what God is doing about that
Summer Bible Study on the Letters of John
(1 John, 2 John, 3 John)
June 22 to August 3
All Meetings are on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Churchyard (in the church, in case of rain).
Bibles will be available. No advanced study or preparation needed. Drop-ins welcome.
There is no meeting on Wednesday, July 20th.