Topic: 1st, 2nd, 3rd John

The Eternal Life with the Father

1st John 1:1-4

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins his exposition of the Apostle John's letters to believers by discussing the centrality of Christ's eternal lordship over the Christian's faith.

The Eternal Life and the Fellowship

1st John 1:5-7

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds further from the opening passage of 1 John by explaining how the Christian obtains fellowship with God and His light.

Communion and Confession

1st John 1:8-10

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the famous passage of 1 John dealing with the Christian's confession of sin. The true role of confession in the believer's life is discussed.

An Advocate With the Father

1st John 2:1-2

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson exposits Jesus' role as advocate for the sinner.

The Propitiation for Sinners

1st John 2:1-2

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the passage from John's letter which declares the living, continuing role of advocacy that is provided by Christ Jesus.

An Old and New Commandment

1st John 2:7-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on John the Apostle's instructions for beleivers to walk in the light.

In the Light – A Three-fold Assurance

1st John 2:12-14

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds John's exhortations to his fellow Christians. John's emphasis on what he had written is compared to God's use of Scripture generally to convey divine truth and guidance for living.

Squandering Love and the Abiding Life

1st John 2:15-17

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds what is meant by "the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and the "boastful pride of life."

The Last Hour and the Doctrinal Test

1st John 2:18-21

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses what he calls the Apostle John's doctrinal test, essentially the Christian's allegiance to the sonship and messiahship of Jesus of Nazareth.

Christ Loyal to His Word

1st John 2:22-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains the Apostle John's emphasis on the second person of the Trinity in knowing God's truth and light. Criticism of modern faith systems which minimize Christ's diety is included in the exposition.

The Sufficiency of the Anointing

1st John 2:26-27

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on John's writings about the Holy Spirit's confirmation of God's truth in the Christian's life.

Avoiding the Shame

1st John 2:28-29

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the Apostle John's exhortation his fellow believers as "little children."

The Inadmissability of Sin

1st John 3:4-9

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds John's admonition that sinful behavior not be allowed amongst Christ's followers. Dr. Johnson explains what the Apostle means by his declaration that sin cannot exist in the child of God.

The Two Fatherhoods

1st John 3:10-12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives a pointed exposition of John's writings concerning Christian love.

Divine Love and Its Inevitable Truth

1st John 3:13-18

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his discussion of the Apostle John's teachings about the kind of love that characterizes Christians.

Christian Assurance and the Uneasy Heart

1st John 3:19-24

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the passage from John's letters that defines Jesus' central commandment to believers.

The Test of the Spirits

1st John 4:1-6

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on John's admonition that Christians carefully discern the truth from those who teach among them.

The Divinity of Love

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the famous passage and verse defining the love of God. An emphasis is made on the Christological nature of divine love.

Transcript [Message] The two little comments that I particularly liked. One, “Your tapes are a big help to us in prison.” One of the interesting things is that many of the people in prisons do not have, of course, the

The Marks of an Authentic Believer

1st John 4:13-16

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds John the Apostle's description of the true believer in Jesus Christ as Savior.

Boldness in the Day of Judgment

1st John 4:17-21

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains the spirit of courage that John says believers can have when they face Christ Jesus as their judge.

The Hostile World and the Conquering Faith

1st John 5:1-5

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds John's description of the evidence of God's love in the Christian.

The Three Witnesses, the Faith Confirmed

1st John 5:6-12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on John the Apostle's writings about the confirming ministry of the Holy Spirit.

The Triple Mark of the Christian Affirmation

1st John 5:18-21

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the conclusion of John the Beloved's first letter. Dr. Johnson discusses the assurance of salvation that comes from Christ who gives it and transforms the believer.

The Hazard of All New Theology

2nd John 1-13

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the Apostle John's second letter. Dr. Johnson explains how the epistle reflects the ever-present theological attacts against the truth.

Two Examples and a Problem

3rd John 1-14

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds John's third epistle to Christians.

The Confidence, Hope and Obligation of the Children of God

1 John 3:1-3

TRANSCRIPT [Message]  We are continuing our exposition of John’s first epistle, and our Scripture reading for today is 1 John chapter 3, verse 1 through verse 3.  It is of some significance to note the two verses just preceding the

Knowing and Keeping the Commandments

1 John 2:3-6

 TRANSCRIPT [Message]  The Scripture reading today is 1 John chapter 2, verse 3 through verse 6.  As you can tell, we’re going rather slowly through this epistle that the apostle wrote near the end of his life.  But I think