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

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2 John 1 - NKJV
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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 those who have known the truth,
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because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
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Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
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I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
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And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
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This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
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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.
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Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
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Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
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If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
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for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
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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.
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The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

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 - NKJV
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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 those who have known the truth,
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because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
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Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

  1. Who is this letter to?
    2 John 1:1 - NKJV
    THE ELDER, 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. How did John feel about these believers?
    2 John 1:1 - NKJV
    THE ELDER, 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,
  3. Who else loved them?
    2 John 1:1 - NKJV
    THE ELDER, 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,
  4. What abides in us?
    2 John 1:2 - NKJV
    because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
  5. How long with the truth be with us?
    2 John 1:2 - NKJV
    because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
  6. What does John say will be with us?
    2 John 1:3 - NKJV
    Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
  7. In what two ways will grace, mercy and peace be with us?
    2 John 1:3 - NKJV
    Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, 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 - NKJV
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I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
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And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
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This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

  1. What made John rejoice greatly?
    2 John 1:4 - NKJV
    I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
  2. What have we received from the Father?
    2 John 1:4 - NKJV
    I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
  3. What commandment was John pleading that we do?
    2 John 1:5 - NKJV
    And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.
  4. What is love?
    2 John 1:6 - NKJV
    This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
  5. When did this commandment come?
    2 John 1:6 - NKJV
    This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, 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 - NKJV
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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.
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Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

  1. Who have gone out into the world?
    2 John 1:7 - NKJV
    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. What do they not confess about Jesus?
    2 John 1:7 - NKJV
    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.
  3. What does Jonh call these people?
    2 John 1:7 - NKJV
    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.
  4. Why did John tell them to look out for themselves?
    2 John 1:8 - NKJV
    Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
  5. What did John hope to receive?
    2 John 1:8 - NKJV
    Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive 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 - NKJV
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Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
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If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
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for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

  1. What does anyone who does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, not have?
    2 John 1:9 - NKJV
    Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
  2. Who has both the Father and the Son?
    2 John 1:9 - NKJV
    Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ 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 - NKJV
    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
  4. If you greet them, what do you share in?
    2 John 1:11 - NKJV
    for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

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 - NKJV
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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.
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The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

  1. How did John not want to share many things with them?
    2 John 1:12 - NKJV
    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. Why did he hope to share with them face to face?
    2 John 1:12 - NKJV
    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.
  3. Who sent their greetings?
    2 John 1:13 - NKJV
    The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.