A Bible Study on I John, II John, III John and Jude
This is the Leader's Guide to Walking in the Light Bible study on I John, II John, III John and Jude, written for personal use or for any size of groups from young adults to adults. This study contains vital spiritual truths for every believer who desires to draw closer to God and walk in fellowship with Him. The Leader's Guide provides answers to most of the questions so leaders and teachers have help in the discussion about the questions.
Walking in the light means having a vibrant, meaningful fellowship with the One who is Light, Jesus Christ. When the Apostle John penned his letters, and when Jude wrote his epistle near the end of the first century, the two authors encouraged Christians to wake up, grasp what is real, come to a fuller knowledge of the truth, and love one another with God’s agape love.
To be real about our Christianity, we must maintain an intimate fellowship with God and other believers as we confess our sin, love each other, stand for the truth, expose false teachers, and obey God’s commands.
But there is no magic shortcut for this kind of relationship with God. It can only be found through a lifetime of spending time with Him and His Word. The Apostle John packs this seemingly simple book with a vast amount of spiritual truths, truths we can live by as we grasp the reality of our faith and live it out daily.
John 2, the second book we look at in this study, addresses the problem of false teachers who come into our assemblies and distort the Word and lead many astray. How can we combat these false teachers? Read the short book of John 2 and you will find out. There’s some pertinent information in this book on how to balance love and truth.
III John is another short book written by the Apostle John. In it, he warns of false teachers who are inside the church and who try to take it over and control it for their own selfish whims and desires. In this book, we take a look at three men who were either strong for God and stood up for their faith or who influenced the church for evil.
Jude writes his letter to churches who face the danger of apostates, false teachers. These men and women infiltrate the church and lead it astray with erroneous doctrines, immoral lifestyles, and by creating splits and factions.
Open the Book and learn what God has for you in these divinely inspired letters. You will find the key to victory over sin and the devil, love beyond measure, confidence for your daily walk with God, and unspeakable joy.