John Stott wrote in his commentary on “The Letters of John” that “John evidently loves the people committed to his care. They are his ‘dear children,’ his ‘dear friends.’ He longs to protect them from both error and evil and to see them firmly established in faith, love and holiness. He has no new doctrine for them. On the contrary, he appeals to them to remember what they already know, have and are. He warns them against deviating from this and urges them to remain loyal to it. Whenever innovators trouble the church, and ridicule whatever is old or traditional, we need to hear and heed John’s exhortation, to continue in what we have learned and received, and to let it continue in us.”
Our study will be prayer-fuelled, Christ-centric, open bible, open hearts, application-focused. We are going to be using media (when useful), and there will probably be a laptop at the ready! EVERY question will be welcomed. This will be a study where we work as a community to know God more – not to merely just know more about God.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7