Ignitus: 1 John
Ignitus: 1 John
Assurance and Joy
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1 Thessalonians 2:13
13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Hebrews 1:1–2
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 

Isaiah 55:10–11
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

  • Have you ever wondered how you can have deeper fellowship with God and other Christians? 
  • Have you ever wondered how you can have more joy in your life? 
  • Have you ever wondered how you can know with confidence that you have eternal life?
These are the key issues that God addresses for us in 1 John! It is a short but incredibly important book of the Bible.

You’re invited to join Dr. Marty Culy for an eight-week study of 1 John. Since this will be an online course, you are free to start the course at any time and study at your own pace. This means you can take eight weeks or eight months to complete the course. You can start the course next week or next year; it’s up to you.

The course will once again make use of recorded Powerpoint lectures, which you can follow in either video or audio format. Each session is 60-80 minutes and will include one or more places where you can pause and come back to the session on another day (though you can really pause the recording at any time you like). The Student Notes will include all of the material in the Powerpoint slides. You will also have access to Reflection and Response questions for each session that will help you to wrestle with how 1 John should impact your life. All of the course materials will be available on the course website. When you register for the course, an invitation to access the course website will be sent to you. Each person who wants to take the course needs to register individually.

The first session will be available on May 3 and subsequent sessions will be posted by Monday evening each week after that. We encourage you to find one or more others who would like to study 1 John with you. If you are part of a small group, you will find discussing the questions raised in the lectures and the Reflection and Response questions that go with each session will give you plenty to talk about and pray about together. If you are doing the course on your own, simply take time to pause and think about each question that is raised in class before going on.

Two Zoom discussion meetings are planned for this course for those taking the course in May and June of 2021. The Zoom meetings will likely be held on May 28 and June 25 and will give us an opportunity to discuss passages that are still unclear to you and to share with one another how God’s Word is impacting our lives. All registered students will be sent a Zoom link prior to the two scheduled meetings.

There will be no formal written assignments, but you will be encouraged to prepare for class each week by reading the passage in advance. Suggested pre-reading: 1 John 1 before Session #1.

The cost for the course is just $75 per person, which includes all of the course materials. The registration fees help us to continue developing the Ignitus Bible Curriculum and future courses.

To register (1) send an email to director@cypresshillsministries.com with your name and email address indicating that you would like to join the course; and (2) pay the $75 registration fee through an e-transfer sent to director@cypresshillsministries.com. No security question is needed for the e-transfer. If you are not able to do an e-transfer, please contact Dr. Marty Culy to arrange an alternative way to pay. If you would like to take this course, but are unable due to limited finances, please send an email that says, “I would like to register for the class, but am unable to pay the registration fee this time.” We do not want finances to be an obstacle to you studying God’s Word.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact director@cypresshillsministries.com.