Picture of Tension Revealed

2022 THEME: For Such a Time. . .

Series: Snapshots

TITLE: Picture of Tension Revealed

Scripture: 2 John


 I.        IMPORTANT ITEMS                                  


“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” Pascal

Some important items:

        1.   There are some key words: truth, love, command, walk
        2. The letter is linked by 3 commands: (love each other): be on the lookout for (false teachers); and the command to (reject) false teachers.
        3. Several contrasts tie the book together.

John drives home important ideas about truth:

        1. Love is to be expressed in the (context of truth).
        2. Truth can be (experienced and known).
        3. Truth is (eternal).


II.        VITAL ELEMENTS               

      1. God commands us (to love)
      2. God commands us to (hold to the truth).


Next Week: A Picture of Transparency- 3 John

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