Exiled from his homeland, imprisoned on the isle of Patmos, and unsure of how long he would be permitted to live, the Apostle John had only one priority in his last days on earth:

Equipping his “little children” to persevere in the faith as it was being undermined by gnostics, false professors, and antichrists; and while they themselves were being attacked by the world, the flesh, and the devil.

John’s first general epistle contains his spirit-inspired-and-apostolic advice to the church and we invite you to make use of the inductive study guides below:


1 John 1:1-4

1 John 1:5-2:2

1 John 2:3-11

1 John 2:12-14

1 John 2:15-17

1 John 2:24-3:3

1 John 3:4-9

1 John 3:10-24

1 John 4:1-6

1 John 4:7-21

1 John 5:1-5

1 John 5:6-13

1 John 5:14-21

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