As we begin a new series on the first epistle of John, we take a moment to look at the author of this wonderful letter – who was he? What do we know about him from the rest of the Bible? What prompted him to write his letter? What we find in the end is a fiery young man who, as the last Apostle, looks on with concern and a faith that has survived many a storm on his beloved church as they launch off into an unknown future.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life… (1 John 1:1)
8th January 2017 PM – Martyn Owens
1 John 1
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