Our Bible study for the week of May 5 is on the Letters of John (1,2,3 John). Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

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READINGS & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

READ 1:1-10          From this passage, what are some reasons John wrote this epistle? What false claims do John’s opponents make? How does John use the imagery of light and darkness?

READ 2:18-27         According to John, what makes one an “antichrist”? What dangers do these many antichrists pose to the church? What is promised to those who remain steadfast in the truth?

READ 3:1-10          What characteristics distinguish the children of God from the children of the devil?

READ 4:1-6            What is John’s litmus test for discerning the spirits?

READ 4:7-12          What is the connection between God’s love and the love we are to have for one another?

READ 5:1-12          What are the characteristics of those who believe?

READ 5:13-21         What things can a Christian “know” (vs. 13, 15, 18, 19, 20)? In what ways does this knowledge give encouragement?