It’s easy to forget that John, one of Jesus’ original 12 disciples, was responsible for five books in the New Testament. Of course, his most famous work is the Gospel of John. Next in popularity is his lengthy and intriguing book of prophecy, Revelation. Sandwiched between the two are three lesser-known letters revealing the heart and soul of this tender man of God. In this study, we will look at the first of the three books…a five-chapter letter appearing simple and uncomplicated yet, in reality, is both profound and complex. In John’s Gospel, he declared the way of life through faith in God’s Son. In the epistle of 1 John, he emphasized the nature of that life as possessed by God’s children.