Charts, maps, videos, links and more provide you with basic information to study 1, 2, and 3 John.

Education materials include:

  • Bird's-eye Bible Brief: 1, 2 and 3 John
  • Overview audio of 1, 2 and 3 John from Got Questions
  • Interactive 1, 2, and 3 John geography map
  • Overview video of 1, 2, and 3 John from The Bible Project
  • Timeline of 1, 2 and 3 John
  • Children's material for 1 John study

Birds Eye ViewBible Brief: 1 John

 

1 - 2

3 - 4

5

Living in the Light

Living in Love

Living by Faith

1: 5 - 2:2 2: 3 - 27 2: 28 - 3: 24 4:1 - 21 5: 1 - 21

 

Conditions for Fellowship 

 

 

Conduct in Fellowship

 

Characteristics of Fellowship

 

Cautions of Fellowship

 

Consequences of Fellowship

Written in Ephesus 


c. AD 85

 

 

 

Birds Eye View

Bible Brief: 2 John

 

 

1 - 3

4 - 6

7 - 11

12 - 13

Introduction

Practice the TRUTH

Protect the TRUTH

Conclusion

1: 1 - 3 1: 4 - 6 1:7 - 11 1: 12 - 13
Written in Ephesus 

c. AD 90 

      

 

 

Birds Eye View

Bible Brief: 3 John

 

1

2 - 8

9 - 11

12 - 15

Introduction

Influence of Gaius

Indictment of Diotrephes

Introduction of Demetrius

1: 1 1: 2 - 8 1:9 - 11 1: 12 - 15
Personal Godly generosity Selfish Ambition Truthful testimony
Written in Ephesus 

c. AD 90 

      

 

 

Purpose of 1 John

Emphasis on love in Christ

 

Purpose of 2 John

 

Walking in truth and love; Avoiding false teachers

 

Purpose of 3 John

 

Praise for walking in the truth; Condemnation of selfish pride

 

Author

 

John, son of Zebedee

Dates Written c. AD 85 - 90
Location Ephesus
Key Verse(s)

1 John 4:7-8

2 John 6

3 John 4

Audience - 1 John Letter to all Christians
Audience - 2 John Local church or church member
Audience - 3 John Personal letter to Gaius

 

Theme(s)

 

Fellowship because of God's love

Walk in truth and love with discernment

Generous hospitality vs. selfish ambition

 

 

 

 

 


1 John Overview Audio

Author, Date, Purpose, Key Verses
Brief Summary, Connections, Practical Applications

 

Click the icon to hear a 5:51 audio of 1 John summary information from Got Questions:

Icon Audio

 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

- 1 John 4:7-8

 

 


2 John Overview Audio

Author, Date, Purpose, Key Verses
Brief Summary, Connections, Practical Applications

Click the icon to hear a 3:27 audio of 2 John summary information from Got Questions:

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And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

- 2 John 6

 

 

 

3 John Overview Audio

Author, Date, Purpose, Key Verses
Brief Summary, Connections, Practical Applications

Click the icon to hear a 4:10 audio of 3 John summary information from Got Questions:

Icon Audio

 

 

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

- 3 John 4

 

 


 1, 2, and 3 John Locations

 

 

 

 

 


 

1, 2 and 3 John Overview Video

2 & 3 John, followed by  1 John

 

Click the icon to watch a 9:35 video 

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Apostle John - Timeline

Ministry

 

c. AD 90 - 96
Revelation

Revelation

Revelation written on Patmos

c. AD 90
1, 2, 3 John

1, 2, 3 John

1, 2 and 3 John written in Ephesus

c. AD 85-90
John's Gospel

John's Gospel

Gospel of John written

c. AD 67
Asia

Asia

John resides in Ephesus; Peter & Paul martyred

c. AD 30
Apostle

Apostle

John becomes a leader in the early church.

c. AD 27
Calling

Calling

Jesus calls John, the son of Zebedee

 

 

 


 

Children's material: 1 John

 

 

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1, 2 and 3 John Overview Poster from The Bible Project

 

 

1 John 1: 5-10 - Walking in the Light

1 John 4: 7-16 - Let Us Love One Another

 

 

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