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This 1st study in our verse by verse journey through 1 John was recorded on 22nd November 2020 as part of our on-line family service.

John was called by Jesus, probably in his late teenage years, to leave the family fishing business on the shores of Galilee and follow Jesus, a Jewish Rabbi, and become his disciple. Little could John have known what the next 70 years of his life would bring.

His family had sufficient means to have hired servants (Mark 1:20) and he was personally known by the High Priest of Israel. He and his brother, James, were known as the ‘sons of thunder’ (Mark 3:17) and had great aspirations (Mark 10:34) – they were clearly no pushovers. Yet John was called to leave all of this and later is given the name ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’, or ‘John the beloved’.

What can bring about such a change? Only a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.


John writes because he wants us to know, to be in no doubt of who Jesus is, of what He has done, and of the joy we can have through constant abiding fellowship with God and other believers because of Jesus.

May you be blessed and encouraged  by these studies.



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