We at West Croydon United Church are a family church of all ages, who are amazed at the privilege we have to ‘Know God’s Love’ (our theme for the year). Jesus’ disciple John wrote letters to the early Church, where he tells us from first hand experience, “God is love”.

Jerome tells us that when the aged apostle John became so weak that he could no longer preach, he used to be carried into the congregation at Ephesus and content himself with a word of exhortation. ‘Little children,’ he would always say, ‘love one another.’ And when his hearers grew tired of this message and asked him why he so frequently repeated it, he responded, ‘Because it is the Lord’s command, and if this is all you do, it is enough.’ To any student of the letters of John, this story rings with authenticity.

David Jackman, The Message of John’s Letters: Living in the Love of God (The Bible Speaks Today; Leicester, England; Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988), 11.

Until the end of November, we will be focusing on these letters. Please join us if you would like to know the love of God, and grow in assurance that we have life with him forever.


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