‘I was there’

Who is best placed to tell us about Jesus Christ? The obvious answer is, an eyewitness. And that is what the apostle John claims to be.

Almost certainly it was John who wrote the gospel named after him. Then towards the end of his life he wrote a letter to Christians who were anxious about what they believed. Other teachers were beginning to advance new ideas that claimed to be ‘the truth’. This led to doubts and divisions. John wrote to reassure them about the message they had heard and believed.

In an age when there is a wide variety of claims to be ‘Christian’, John’s letter is a great way to get back to the roots of Christianity and discover the authentic faith that Jesus taught to the early believers. You can read this letter here. And you would be very welcome to join us one Sunday afternoon as we think through it together. 

Sunday 24 April          The joy of fellowship  (See 1 John 1:1-4)

Sunday 1 May              No service

Sunday 8 May              Don’t sin!  (See 1 John 1: 5-2:2)

Sunday 15 May             If you do sin, depend on Jesus!  (See 1 John 1: 5-2:2)

Sunday 22 May            Love and obedience  (See 1 John 2:3-11)

Sunday 29 May            Words of encouragement  (See 1 John 2:12-14)

Sunday 5 June              No service

Sunday 12 June            Do not love the world!  (See 1 John 2:15-17)

Sunday 19 June            Are you in Christ or anti-Christ?  (See 1 John 2:18-27)

Sunday 26 June           Children of God  (See 1 John 2:28-3:10)

Sunday 3 July               No service

Sunday 10 July             Love and hate  (See 1 John 3:11-17)

Sunday 17 July             Peace in the presence of God  (See 1 John 3:18-24)