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Preaching the Word: 1–3 John—Fellowship in God’s Family

Preaching the Word: 1–3 John—Fellowship in God’s Family

David L. Allen

| Crossway | 2013

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What does it look like to “walk in the light, as he is in the light,” to truly live as a follower of Christ? This all-important question finds its answer in three letters from the apostle John. Marked by their sermonic tone, devotional fervor, and emphasis on obedience to God’s commands, 1, 2, and 3 John lovingly teach us how to follow Jesus in open devotion to God.

Professor of preaching David L. Allen guides us through 1–3 John with skill and wisdom, offering helpful insights into the Christian life as well as important themes such as:

• The divinity of Christ

• Spiritual rebirth

• The work of Jesus on the cross

• Our responsibility to forsake sin and keep God’s commandments

• The work of the Spirit

• The danger of false teachers

Hermeneutically sound, Christ-centered, and remarkably practical, this study opens up John’s letters anew and lays out the path for us to walk in light of God’s truth and love.

Author Bio

Professor of Preaching, Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.