This sermon is the first in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message begins by providing limited background the Apostle John, who is the author, and the rise of false teachers, which is the occasion for the letter. The remainder of the message focuses on John’s description of Jesus and the joy that results from fellowship with Jesus and the Father, which is one of the purposes of the letter. A video recording of the entire service including this sermon can be viewed by clicking here. Written excerpts of the sermon are available here.