Scripture Readings - I John

I John
This letter, written toward the end of the 1st Century A.D., has traditionally been attributed by the Church to St. John the Evangelist. The letter has a two-fold purpose: 1) to deepen the spiritual life of its readers (1:3-4), and 2) to correct the heretical views of certain Gnostic teachers who denied that God had really become man in Jesus (4:2). The theme of love runs throughout and the book is full of contrasts: light and darkness (1:6-7; 2:8-11); love of world and love of God (2:15-17); children of God and children of the Devil (3:4-10); the Spirit of God and the spirit of Antichrist (4:1-3); love and hate (4:7-12, 16-21).

Reading Read Time Hit Count
I John 1:1-7 (St. John) 1 min 4552
I John 1:8-2:6 (Thursday after Publican and the Pharisee) 1 min 4885
I John 2:7-17 (Friday after Publican and the Pharisee) 2 mins 5056
I John 2:18-3:10 (Monday after the Prodigal Son) 2 mins 4913
I John 3:11-20 (Tuesday after the Prodigal Son) 1 min 4719
I John 3:21-4:6 (Wednesday after the Prodigal Son) 1 min 5325
I John 4:1-6 (Vespers, Saint) 1 min 4783
I John 4:11-16 (Vespers – Apostle) 1 min 4616
I John 4:12-19 (St. John) 1 min 4085
I John 4:20-5:5 (Vespers – Apostle) 1 min 4814
I John 4:20-5:21 (Thursday after the Prodigal Son) 3 mins 4684