THEFIRST EPISTLE OF JOH,Lecture I.HE subject of the gospel of Joliu is the Son of God. The subject of the epistle of John isthe sons of God. The whole epistle is dividedinto two parts. The first, comprising the first twochapters, shews us ilie fam'ihj with their Father, Thesecond, comprising the last three chapters, gives usthe family in their life in the world.The first of these subjects is subdivided into twoheads, or divisions. I think these aid in impressingthe matter upon the minds of those who hear.First, then, — A glance at the family together.Secondly, — A glance at the family looked at intheir different relationships, viz., fathers, youngmen, and childi-en.The first subdivision consists of four pieces, — thus :1. About the communion of the family with theirFather.2. What the character of the Being with whomthey have communion — a Being of perfect light.