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Bible class meets in the church sanctuary during the education hour beginning at 9:30 Sunday mornings. Anyone is welcome to attend. Currently we are walking through the Letters of John in the New Testament.
John was one of Jesus’ 12 disciples and one of the “inner three” along with his brother James and the apostle Peter. He was probably the closest to Jesus, with Jesus asking him to care for his mother Mary at his death. John was one of the “pillars” of the the early church in Jerusalem, but relocated to Ephesus in Asia Minor after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. He was exiled to the island of Patmos by the Roman Emperor Domitian (81-96 A.D.) and it was there he wrote his apocalypse, the New Testament book of Revelation. After being released from exile, John returned to Ephesus where he penned his letters which are now the New Testament books of 1, 2, and 3 John. Around the same time, he also composed the Gospel of John. John was the only disciple of Jesus who was not martyred but died a natural death at a very old age during the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan (98-117 A.D.).