Monday, February 1, 2010

#Walk In #Truth (An Introduction And Outline To 2 John)


This letter was probably written to a local church. The church is often referred to as a woman (cf. the "bride" of Christ [Eph. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 11:2; Rev. 19:7]). 1 John and 3 John refer to believers of local churches as "children", and verse 13 says, "The children of your chosen sister greet you" 
(NAS). In 3 John, where specific people are in view, the epistle spoke to them by name ("Gaius" [1], "Diotrephes" [9], and "Demetrius" [12]). 2 John seems to address a sister church.


The subject of "truth" appears five times in the first four verses. Walking in accord with the truth appears in verses 4-6, and guarding against error in verses 10-11. 

Theme: Walk in Truth (8)

1. By learning the Bible (1-3)

2. By loving your brother (4-6)

3. By testing men's doctrine (7-9)

4. By rejecting false teachers (10-11)


how to ollie said...

Excellent post and writing style. Bookmarked.

Randy said...

Thanks Ollie. Grace and peace

The Gospel

Have you heard Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead? Did you know God saves you from hell and gives you eternal life through faith in this finished work alone, not your merits (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)? This is so man cannot boast, and God alone gets the glory (Eph. 2:8-9).


The grand purpose of creation is to bring glory and pleasure to God in Christ (Eph. 1:1-10; Rev. 4:11). The gospel of Christ's death and resurrection for our sins, achieves this goal by magnifying God's grace and mercy towards undeserving sinners. The purpose of faithguard, is to glorify God, by defending and confirming the gospel of Jesus Christ.