This free 3-part Bible study on 1-3 John walks students through John’s letters to uncover the connection between our theology (understanding of God) and our activity (how we live).
THIS IS HOW THE FREE BIBLE STUDY ON 1-3 JOHN BREAKS DOWN:
Part 1: FIRST JOHN
An accurate view of God cultivates an authentic relationship with Him. That’s why theology, the study of God, is so important. Distorted perspectives of God plagued the first-century Church much like distorted perspectives of God seep into our society today. So, that’s why we are about to dig into three Biblical letters written by the Apostle John. He was an elderly pastor who was worried about his spiritual children. These theologically-rich letters help us understand God’s character, our behavior, and how they intertwine. In First John, we see the clear connection between God’s love for us and our love for others.
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-10
Part 2: SECOND JOHN
John taught that God’s love is connected to truth just like peanut butter to jelly. In all three of John’s epistles, he meshed truth and love together into a single idea. In the way breathing is made up of both inhaling and exhaling, God’s design for human compassion requires both truth and love.
Scripture: 2 John 1:2-5; John 14:6
Part 3: THIRD JOhN
First, Second, and Third John are personal letters. Therefore, they are likely just samples of decades-long exchanges between John and his team of church leaders. Studying these books is like studying a postcard from a late relative. It sweeps you away to another era in history. Every word teaches you a lesson and connects you to something much larger than yourself. In John’s case, it’s the Church. Third John, John’s shortest canonized letter, gives us practical advice for what traits to look for when seeking out friendships.
Scripture: 3 John 1:5-6; 3 John 1:9-10
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THIS BIBLE STUDY ON 1-3 JOHN INCLUDES:
— 3 small group discussion guides
— Graphics to reinforce the messages
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