Welcome! We are so excited to be studying 1, 2, & 3 John with you this summer! We know God is going to use this time to grow each of us closer to Him and we can’t wait to see how that impacts your lives and the lives of those around you.
Here’s how this will work
Each week, you’ll come here and watch the video with Kelly Minter. The videos are about 5-10 minutes long and have some fresh insight from Kelly. She will lead us through the What Love Is study week by week. Once you watch the video, we have some questions for you to answer in your group or in the comments section of the post (or in both!). We want this to be available to those who are studying together and those going solo. Some of the questions ask you to get to know your fellow Bible study participants and we hope the interactions you have will be both challenging and encouraging. Each week at the end of the video, Kelly will let you know the homework assignment for the next week. You can do the homework in the What Love Is Bible study book. We highly recommend you getting a copy for this study, since that is where most of the studying will take place! You can get a copy by clicking here. That’s it! The study will be seven weeks long (including this little introduction week).
If you can’t participate right now, or if you miss a week, don’t worry. We will leave these posts up for you to do when you’re ready! You can find all the older ones using our Online Bible Studies tab at the top of the blog. Just click on it and then the What Love Is study.
A note about the Bible study videos
What Love Is is a video-based Bible study. These videos are available to rent or purchase here and also through the purchase of a Leader Kit. These videos are not the same as the free videos available here on the blog. The videos for purchase are longer (around 30 minutes each) and dive deeper into the topic of each session. They are the videos that go with the viewer guides in the Bible study book. We recommend them if you want to hear more of Kelly’s teaching and learn even more about the books of 1, 2, & 3 John.
OK, let’s get started!
Questions to answer in the comments:
- What is your name?
- Where are you from?
- What drew you to this study?
Before next week, complete Session 1: The Finest Ingredients study book. We’ll meet back here next Tuesday to discuss!