Written by the same John who wrote the gospel, these two short letters show the pastors heart – on the one hand, calling for love; on the other hand, showing the pastors concern to protect the flock from false teachers.


Key Words



There are several words in Greek that are translated as love in English. The one here is ‘agapeo’ which refers to the deep, committed brotherly love that is uniquely found in Christian fellowship.




The Challenge


If there is one golden truth about relationships in the Bible, this is probably it: to love one another.

In what ways can we put legs on that truth: how do we go about loving one another?


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