John wrote his first epistle to the churches in Asia Minor late in his life. His concern for these churches was as if he was their own father. False teachings claiming that Jesus was not the Son of God and that He died as a mere man were being introduced by certain gnostic teachers and John's 1st epistle directly confronts this false teaching with the truth of God's Word. John was a masterful writer and wrote a beautiful letter that builds on itself as it spirals up and grows with each chapter. This epistle is as pertinent today for us given the falsehood we face as Christians as it was for the people of John's day.
Pastor Tim’s Sunday Morning Study – 1 John 4:1-6