Truth & Love: A Study in II John

How Easily We Forget

II John 5 – “And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.” It’s a command that most of us know well, and yet it’s something we can easily forget. We can get to a…

Children Walking In Truth

II John 4 — “I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth…” John was overjoyed to learn that some of the children of his dear friend were walking with the Lord. They were following Christ in very difficult circumstances. In this short study, we think about why exactly their faithfulness was…

The Christian’s Confidence

II John 3 — “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ…” The greeting in II John is unlike any other in the New Testament. Instead of expressing his wish for the elect lady and her children, the Apostle expresses his confidence. He articulates what is…

Christian Love

II John 1-2 — “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth…” In the opening verses of II John there is a simple and yet profound expression of Christian love. We’re also given an explanation for this love. The Apostle tells us why he, and all the Christian…

A Letter To A Lady

II John 1 — “The elder unto the elect lady and her children…”¬†This is the first message in a new study through the Book of II John – a letter in the New Testament that probably doesn’t get a lot of attention. In this simple introduction we consider, (1) who wrote the letter, (2) who…