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  • John wrote 1 John when he was in his 70’s or 80’s.
  • He was the last living apostle at the time of this writing.
  • He wrote from Ephesus to the surrounding churches.


The WHY?  The reasons John wrote this letter:

  1. To encourage true Christian belonging (1 John 1:3)
  2. To help believers experience true joy (1 John 1:4) 
  1. To help believers avoid falling into patterns of sin (1 John 2:1)
  2. To guard believers from false teaching (1 John 2:26)
  3. To allow believers to know with certainty that they are children of God…forever! (1 John 5:13)


1 John 5:6-12


Testify or Testimony

To make a declaration for the purpose of establishing a fact.


The Three Witnesses (1 John 5:6-8) 

  • Water—Baptism 
  • Blood—Cross
  • Spirit—Life Giver 

The Testimony (1 John 5:9-12)

         Eternal life is found in Jesus alone.

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