Leaving Off The Look and Losing Out on the LegacyV.8

2 John v.v.1-13


I. The Time for the Truth

"For the truth’s sake...and shall be with us for ever" (v. 2).

A. The Devotion That Is Declared

"The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth" (v. 1).

B. The Dwelling That Is Designated

"which dwelleth in us" (v.

II. The Terms for the Tidings

"Grace be with you, mercy, and peace" (v. 3).

A. The Acknowledgment of the Source

"from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father" (v. 3).

B. The Accompaniment in the Supply

"in truth and love" (v. 3).

III. The Thrill for the Tread

"I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth" (v. 4).

A. The Reception of the Mandate

"as we have received a commandment from the Father" (v. 4).

B. The Range of the Measurement

"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." (v. 5).

C. The Revelation of the Meaning

"And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it" (v. 6).

IV. The Tricksters for the Threat

"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" (v. 7).

A. The Loss That Is Prevented

"Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought" (v. 8).

B. The Legacy That Is Preserved

"but that we receive a full reward" (v. 8).

V. The Trust for the Trip

"but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face" (v. 12).

A. The Establishment That Is Confirmed

"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son" (v. 9).

B. The Encouragement That Is Consigned

"If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (v.v.10,11).

C. The Enjoyment That Is Contemplated

"that our joy may be full. The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen" (v.v.12,13).