Live to Love

April 1, 2024

Live to Love

“Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light.”

1 John 2:10

As followers of Christ, our purpose in living is to share God’s love with those that we
encounter. Our mission is to live to love. Over the next 6 weeks, during this season of
Eastertide, we are going to take a deeper look at 1 John. John recorded the life of Christ in
his gospel, but John had more to say. In addition to John’s gospel, we have the three letters
of John, and the book of Revelation.
In this first letter of John, he discusses in greater detail the life in Christ that he has told us
about. I want us to carefully read and study these words of John as we consider what it
means to be a faithful follower of Jesus. John was one of Jesus’ closest followers, one of his
best friends, and wrote all that he did in order that we might come to receive the life
offered by Jesus.
So let’s study this letter together. Read it carefully, take notes, write down your questions,
make note of things that you like or don’t like, so that we can discuss it together each week.
Below I’ve listed an outline of the series. I encourage you to read the whole book through
in one sitting and not just read the section for the day. I challenge you to read the entire
book through each week during the next 6 weeks as together we gain a greater
understanding of what it means to Live to Love!
Series Outline:
Sunday, April 14 1 John 1:1-2:2
Sunday, April 21 1 John 3:1-7
Sunday, April 28 1 John 3:16-24
Sunday, May 5 1 John 4:7-21
Sunday, May 12 1 John 5:1-6
Sunday, Mary 19 1 John 5:9-13

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Caroline