2 John 1: I rejoiced that some of your children are walking in truth

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2 John 1:1-3

To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth.

2 John 1:1-3 - ESV
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The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
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because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
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Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.

  1. Who is this letter to?
    2 John 1:1 - ESV
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
  2. How did John feel about these believers?
    2 John 1:1 - ESV
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
  3. Who else loved them?
    2 John 1:1 - ESV
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
  4. What abides in us?
    2 John 1:2 - ESV
    because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
  5. How long with the truth be with us?
    2 John 1:2 - ESV
    because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
  6. What does John say will be with us?
    2 John 1:3 - ESV
    Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.
  7. In what two ways will grace, mercy and peace be with us?
    2 John 1:3 - ESV
    Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.

2 John 1:4-6

I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.

2 John 1:4-6 - ESV
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I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
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And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
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And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

  1. What made John rejoice greatly?
    2 John 1:4 - ESV
    I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
  2. What have we received from the Father?
    2 John 1:4 - ESV
    I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
  3. What commandment was John pleading that we do?
    2 John 1:5 - ESV
    And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
  4. What is love?
    2 John 1:6 - ESV
    And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
  5. When did this commandment come?
    2 John 1:6 - ESV
    And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

2 John 1:7-8

For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

2 John 1:7-8 - ESV
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For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
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Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

  1. Who have gone out into the world?
    2 John 1:7 - ESV
    For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
  2. What do they not confess about Jesus?
    2 John 1:7 - ESV
    For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
  3. What does Jonh call these people?
    2 John 1:7 - ESV
    For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
  4. Why did John tell them to look out for themselves?
    2 John 1:8 - ESV
    Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
  5. What did John hope to receive?
    2 John 1:8 - ESV
    Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

2 John 1:9-11

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God.

2 John 1:9-11 - ESV
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Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
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If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
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for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

  1. What does anyone who does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, not have?
    2 John 1:9 - ESV
    Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
  2. Who has both the Father and the Son?
    2 John 1:9 - ESV
    Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
  3. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, what are you not to do?
    2 John 1:10 - ESV
    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
  4. If you greet them, what do you share in?
    2 John 1:11 - ESV
    for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

2 John 1:12-13

Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

2 John 1:12-13 - ESV
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Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
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The children of your elect sister greet you.

  1. How did John not want to share many things with them?
    2 John 1:12 - ESV
    Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
  2. Why did he hope to share with them face to face?
    2 John 1:12 - ESV
    Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
  3. Who sent their greetings?
    2 John 1:13 - ESV
    The children of your elect sister greet you.