Truth & Love: A Study in II John

A Cup of Tea With Antichrists?

II John 9-11 — “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed…” What was John referring to when he gave this command? Does it mean that Christians are not allowed to invite Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons inside for a cup of…

A Lot To Lose

II John 8 — “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”  The Apostle John realised that if false teaching were to take root among the Christian community, his brothers and sisters would lose some very precious things. They would lose things that…

Deceivers & Antichrists

II John 7 — “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” In this study we come to the main point of the Epistle — John’s warning to his dear friend about false teachers. We see what…

This Is Love

II John 6 — “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments…” After reminding the elect lady of Christ’s command to love one another, the Apostle John then describes what loving one another look like. He didn’t leave her, and he doesn’t leave us, to figure this our for ourselves. We love one…

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…