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As we begin a new year, we continue our study of 1 John through “Life, Light, and Love.” 

This little challenging letter will encourage us to cultivate our relationship with God and love for others. 

In writing the Gospel of John, John wrote to help people know how to have eternal life in Jesus the Christ. He writes the letter of 1 John to help people know what is included in that life and how to live it with others. 

We believe that this study of 1 John is a good way to refocus and set priorities for the year ahead of us personally and as a church. Therefore, we are encouraging—maybe even challenging—all of us to prepare to hear God’s Word each week.

Watch the below video from BibleProject for an overview of all three of John's epistles:

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Series Schedule

January 3rd - Walk in the Light
1 John 1:5-2:2


Additional Reading
John 1:1-18;
John 3:16-21; 8:12;
John 12:35-36

 

January 10th - Keep His Word
1 John 2:3-17


Additional Reading
Romans 3:21-26; 5:9
John 4:1-4
John 14:15-17; 15:1-17
John 13:34-35

 

January 17th - Abide in Him
1 John 2:18-27


Additional Reading
John 14:6-7
2 Timothy 3:1-17
Jeremiah 31:31-34

 

January 24th - Practice Righteousness
1 John 2:28-3:10


Additional Reading
John 1:12; 3:16; 17:24 
2 Cor. 3:18, 4:4-6, 11, 16-18: 7:1
Hebrews 9:26;
Isaiah 53:11-12

 

January 31st - Love One Another
1 John 3:11-24


Additional Reading
John 5:24; 15:9-25
Matthew 5:21-22 
James 1:26-27: 2:1-26 (15-16)

 

February 7th - Know God’s Love
1 John 4:1-21


Additional Reading
1 Thess. 5:20-22
John 3:16;
Romans 5:6-11; 10:9-10

  

February 14th - Believe That & In
1 John 5:1-12


Additional Reading
1 John 1:1-4;
John 5:24; 14:15-17 
2 Cor. 5:16-21

 

February 21st - Be Confident
1 John 5:13-21


Additional Reading
John 10:27-30
1 Cor. 12:13;
Ephesians 1:4-5, 13-14; 4:30; 
Romans 5:1; 8:1, 28-39;
1 Peter 1:3-5

Additional Resources

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Overview chart
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Overview survey
1 John book of the Bible overview (overviewbible.com)

Listen

1 John
1 John 1 | ESV Bible | YouVersion

Watch

1 John — The Bible Project
Overview: 1-3 John - YouTube

Families

RightNow Media
1 John – What Is A Christian? – Phil Vischer
15 short videos designed for families, each includes a handout with questions and activities


Men

Join Calvary’s Men’s Study for an inductive study of 1 John. January 13 to April 28, 2021

1 John: Cultivating Intimacy with God and Love for Others. Our study of 1 John will encourage us to cultivate a deeper more active relationship with God and therefore challenge live out that relationship appropriately with others. For information and to register for on-site or online, calvarychurch.org/men


Other RightNow Media resources:

The Books of 1, 2 & 3 John – Tony Evans