General Epistles

Instructor: David Johnson

Type: Lecture


This course examines the role of the General Epistles in the first-century Church as well as their continuing importance for Christians today. This course emphasizes the unity of the doctrinal teaching and belief of the authors and their harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul.

Required Texts

The Holy Bible (New King James Version)

Recommended Texts

The Daily Study Bible by William Barclay


This course involves a verse-by-verse examination and exposition of:

  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude


This class will involve additional reading, reflection papers and discrete point assessments. 

Students are encouraged to quickly read each of the General Epistles prior to our in-class study in order to have a better grasp of the content and flow of the material to be covered.

Educational Bio

David Johnson graduated from Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas, in 1970 with a bachelor of arts in communications and religious studies. He served for 35 years in pastoral and youth ministry in various locations around the United States before being invited to become a full-time instructor at the Church’s educational center. In addition to 14 years of classroom experience, he has also participated in numerous educational seminars in the United States and internationally.