1 John

Many people have questions about God, Jesus, the bible, the church, faith, and eternal life.  Unfortunately, many of us have looked for the answers in all the wrong places.  Yet God has given us all the answers we need in his Word, the Bible.  In fact, the Apostle John, who walked and talked with Jesus, wrote a small letter answering many of those questions so that we might know the truth and know we have eternal life.  

This Fall we will be preaching and studying the New Testament book of 1 John.  1 John is the 1st of three letters that the Apostle John wrote to the 1st century church.  At least 18 times he says "we know" and goes on to describe what Christians know to be true about God, Jesus, eternal life, and more.  Another 8 times he uses the word "truth" to describe what Christians believe.  John is purposeful in his writing.  He hopes believers will know the truth and have confidence in their salvation and eternal life (1 John 5:13).  He also hopes that some will come to a knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ for the first time, repent and confess their sin, and know that he is faithful and just to forgive their sin (1 John 1:9).   

Whether your searching for answers, looking for assurance in the midst of your doubt, or just wanting to grow in your faith and obedience to the Lord, I hope you'll join us each week as we study this book together in hopes of knowing truth!


Sermon Series

Click here to listen to our Knowing Truth sermon series through the book of 1 John.

Bible Reading Plan

1 John is one of the general epistles in the New Testament, meaning it was a general letter for all believers rather than a specific church or person.  It was written by the Apostle John to believers so that they might know that they have eternal life and have confidence as they continue in their faith (1 John 5:13).  

We will be reading through Job and Proverbs in the Old Testament.  Job is a good example of one who knew the truth about God and continued in his faith in the midst of suffering.  Proverbs is a book full of wisdom and truth from God on how to trust him and live for him.  In the New Testament we will be reading the writings of John and the other general epistles.  The Gospel of John will give us more familiarity with the life and truth of Jesus and the purpose for which John wrote (John 20:31).  The other general epistles were written during the same period of time and will similarly encourage us to trust Christ and continue in our faith.  We will finish by reading Revelation 1-3 which includes 7 letters to 7 churches from Jesus encouraging them to know the truth and endure in their faith till the end!

Knowing Truth Reading Plan and Worship Guide