In the second chapter of John's first letter to the church, John refutes the subtle deception of the Gnostic heresy, which claimed that believers needed a special anointing, and a "deeper knowledge" than what they already had. Today, the church must continue to stand on guard against the lies of Satan, relying on the Holy Spirit to guide us in discerning the Truth. From this passage, we also see an affirmation of the assurance of our salvation.
How do we know if we love God? In 1 John, John the Apostle traces the themes of Light, Love, and Life throughout the book demonstrating that a life of love involves both our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationship with others. If we truly love God we will also love others and obey His commands. In February and March we will be studying this wonderful book together in the sermons and in our Life Groups. We would love for you to follow along with the reading plan below, utilizing the additional readings from 1 John each week as well as examining the themes of wisdom and submission through the D6 devotionals.
Please join us during this series by following along in the reading and actively listening during the sermons. You can also find the sermons to follow along with the series.