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1 John – The Book of Love

This story is among 165 ‘eyewitness’ accounts from the genre-busting EYEWITNESS BIBLE SERIES.

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First John’s theme of Love is best shared by the woman who knew Jesus first. 

Mary, the mother of Jesus, starts this narrative with an amazing first hand account of the Crucifixion.  However, she shares the Crucifixion not as a sad recollection of a mother who has witnessed the horrific torture and death of the her son, but she uses it to set the stage for her telling of why her ‘new’ son, John, became known as the disciple of Love in his revealing of the Love of God.

Tucked into the end of the Bible are 3 little books from the Apostle John and the first one, 1st John, is the Crown Jewel on this teaching of Love. 

As important as it is to love each other, it is equally as important not to love the world or things of the world. From the world comes the craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. 

These things will pass away, but whoever follows God’s will… lives forever.

Stream or Download Mary’s video HERE for free.

This story is among 165 ‘eyewitness’ accounts from the genre-busting EYEWITNESS BIBLE SERIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyle Thompson

As the President at Catalyst Resource Group, Kyle Thompson helps engage an audience of thousands of leaders at churches and other non-profit groups with streaming services and ministry resources. Since 1994, Kyle has worked to bring messages and stories of faith in movies and tv through over 50 feature films and documentaries, including I Can Only Imagine, Breakthrough, Just Mercy, Heaven is for Real, The Passion of The Christ, Fireproof and Hacksaw Ridge.