Monday, February 1, 2010

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

Background:

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.

Contents:

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)

2 comments:

how to ollie said...

Excellent post and writing style. Bookmarked.

Randy said...

Thanks Ollie. Grace and peace

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