The Epistles of 1 John and the Johannine Community
The Johannine community was one of several sects of Christianity during the First and Second centuries. It was characterized by a very high Christology, emphasis on the Holy Spirit, and a rejection of the Bishop/Presbyter form of church government beginning to emerge in Christianity. In the epistles, we see a community facing internal divisions and a battle against heresy.
Come join the Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
6 September Session One
An overview of the Johannine Community and a look at Chapter 1 of 1 John.
13 September Session Two
Chapters 2 of 1 John, the importance of righteous living and love in the life of the believer and a warning about anti-Christs.
20 September Session Three
Chapter 3, we are children of God and therefore should not sin but we should show love.
27 September Session Four
Chapter 4, how to know truth from error and the importance of the Holy Spirit and of love.
4 October Session Five
Chapter 5, the importance of Faith in the Son of God and a final warning about sin.
11 October Session Six
2 John and 3 John are two short epistles of John that show that the divisions in the community are beginning to shatter its unity. More on keeping the faith and discerning truth from error.