1 John

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A series of talks based around "God is Love", for this series the new testament readings are all from the 1st letter of John.

1 John 3:1-7 & Luke 24:36-58 - Children of God

Shona is reflecting on 1 John 3 verse 1 ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!’.

Children of God
1 John 3 verse 1
1 John 3.16-end & John 10:11-18 - the good shepherd

Jennie talks about the Good Shepherd. We have recorded Nikki reading the Gospel reading & Jennie's talk on the Good Shepherd and included it here.

pastoral scene - Lee Abbey - Marion de Quidt
The Gospel & Jennie's talk
1 John 4.7-21 & John 15:1-8 - Rooted in God's Love

Jon talks about being rooted in God's Love - ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’

Pruning Vine -  © ROOTS for Churches Ltd www.rootsontheweb.com. Reproduced with permission.
Rooted in God's Love
1 John 5:1-6 & John 15:9-17 - I call you friends

Martin talks about friends - ‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: I call you friends.’

friends
I call you friends
1 John 5.9-13 & John 17:6-19 - into Eternity

Shona's talk is Understanding our earthly lives in the context of knowing we have eternal life through Christ, and is titled Into Eternity.

Stonehenge yewtree
into Eternity

 

God is Love

 

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