April 26, 2021 First John is a letter written to a group of believers who are dwindling. Some of their community has left for other routes, following the way of the world instead of the way of God. Some in their community have attempted to lead them astray. It is a letter of encouragement to a community that is trying to do the impossible. To imitate Christ’s love for one another, not on only in word, but even more importantly in truth and action. I say that they are trying to do the impossible because the love to which God calls us, the laying our lives down sort of love, is not one that comes easily.
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