Late in the first century it was likely that John was the last remaining Apostle… the last eye-witness to the ministry of Jesus. So when teaching began to rise in the churches that called into question the message of the gospel that John and the other Apostles had proclaimed he responded by writing a letter. This letter still stands as one of the most confident and passionate cases for the certainty of Jesus Christ and the salvation we can have in Him. Today Pastor Joe kicks off our series looking at this letter and the radical impact it should have on our lives.
1 John 1:1-4
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.