Your browser does not support the audio tag. Well, let’s pull it back. This is necessary for fellowship with God. Here we come. This is John’s primary concern when he writes about the truth we must embrace. This is the rejoicing, the golden joy of a true pastor and of a true parent: “I rejoice greatly that I found thy children walking in the truth” [2 John 4; 3 John 4]. And Joab censured David, condemned him. And how proud old Barzillai must have been when he saw his son, Chimham, in the household of the king [2 Samuel 19:40], serving David all of the days of his life. We’re dissecting God’s word verse-by-verse and applying it … Second John. So while we are to be a loving people, this love is not an undiscerning love. Well, Irenaeus and Eusebius say it was John who won Polycarp to Jesus: that he was a disciple of John. There is not a story of the apostles that I have heard more frequently, or that I think is more movingly beautiful, than this concerning the aged apostle John: the church at Ephesus asked that he come just one more, one last time, and speak to them out of his heart. The good rejoice the more to find the young "walking in truth." Read 3 John 4 The Joy of the Truth Friday, November 04, 2016 1:51 PM 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. When word came to David that Absalom had been slain, [David] went up to his chamber, and he cried, and he lamented as he walked, saying, “O Absalom, my son, Absalom. Almost certainly, Simon Peter was crucified between 64 and 69 AD. But the Christians refused to do it. John, in his greeting, writes, "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." The doctrine of the incarnation is that God takes on flesh so that in Jesus Christ we have the uniting together of two natures–divine and human–two natures joined together in perfect union forever and ever. There is no hint of that in the Bible. That’s why they, alone, were persecuted by the Roman government. There’s a lot of pressure to live as the world lives. [2 Timothy 2:5]. Mt 5:14-16 b. God loves us in Christ. “For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth” [3 John 3]. To Polycrates, who was baptized in 125 AD, and who later was pastor of the church at Ephesus, in naming some of the saints whose ashes slept in that Asian capital city, mentions John the apostle, that he was buried in the Asian capital of Ephesus. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. Well, let’s open our Bibles to a little book that we need to look at, 2 John. ; and an increase of glory to God. 3) The American buffalo is not a buffalo, but a bison. . Included in the lesson is this wonderful poem about God’s word, attributed to John Clifford. Look out, for example, for the false for teachings of Unitarianism, a teaching that denies the Trinity and denies the deity of the Son. You see that in verse 7, “For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.” John adds, this person may be identified as a “deceiver and an antichrist,” a false teacher who is literally “against Christ.”. Home / Sermons / Walking in Truth. Let’s Scripture: 2 John 1:1-13, 2 John 1:1-13. If you've never received the gift, and you try to … Is the Lord glorified when we don’t succeed out there in the world, where we toil and work and strive? I will slave. This is the delight of a pastor’s heart: his people love the Lord. No. TRUTH. This is the infinite, superlative gladness of a parent’s heart: to see the child, beautiful in every way, loving God all the days of his life. To love in truth is to have a love willing to confront untruth. 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. You need nothing beside. Now Polycarp was the pastor of the church at Ephesus in 155 AD, when he was burned at the stake. He had heard about it “from the beginning” of Christ’s ministry. The letter was probably written to a local church, a local congregation. Understand that the Gospel stands or falls on the doctrine of the incarnation. And this is the pastor bringing the message entitled When Our Children Walk in the Truth. Meeting British journalist Frederick Greenwood one day, Riddell mentioned that he owned a newspaper, told Greenwood its name, and offered to send him a copy. One of the names, one of the points of the star is eklektē, eklektē, and that is where it came from: Ho presbuteros, “the elder,” eklektē kuria, “to the elect lady.”  Eklektē: 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; For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. In the early 1900s George Riddell acquired the sensational London newspaper The News of the World. And, the Christian said, “It is Iēsous Kurios, never Kaisar Kurios.”  It is “Jesus, Lord,” never “Caesar, Lord.”  Well anyway, as they were pressing Polycarp, who was a godly, saintly man. Topic: Truth Passage: 3 John 1:4–1:4. It is as if we are saying, “I don’t love that person because I don’t regard Your perfection as sufficient to cover that person.” By failing to love another brother or sister in Christ, we are hurting Jesus Christ Himself. Heart of God moved when His people intercede for unworthy children, a. David for Absalom(2 Samuel 18:9-14, 33, 19:5-7), b. Abraham for Ishmael(Genesis 17:18, 20), 2. Some ran to Joab, the captain of the hosts, and said, “We have found Absalom, the traitor, and he is strung by his hair in a tree, suspended there.”, And they said, “No, for his father said to spare his life!”. Now we’re going to take that this morning, not only as the spirit of a true pastor, but also as the spirit of a true parent who loves his little children. All of you, come. And the reason for it is illustrated in Polycarp. May be very concerned about the health of the body, but without burden that the leprosy of worldliness or unbelief has seized upon the child. What a contrast there would be if all those in the church truly carried out the admonition to "Walk In Truth And Holiness"! Are you here with the mother and all of the circle of the home? He refused to do so, for that meant an allegiance to the Roman Caesar as kurios, as Lord. This is John’s concern in his letter, 2 John. 13 The children of your elect sister [your sister church] greet you. He loves you continually. The author intends to provide free resources in order to inspire believers and to assist preachers and teachers in Kingdom work. [2] Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Please stand in honor of the reading of God’s Word. The Remedy to Diotrephes Syndrome - JESUS. But an emphasis on walking in truth without an equal emphasis on loving one another can easily develop a harsh, impatient, and insensitive disposition towards others, just as knowledge without love produces arrogance (cf. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. You’re not trained, you’re not educated. sorrow to a godly parent or pastor when the children depart away from God, 1. . Does he speak to you: “I feel Jesus calling me in my heart.”  Come with the youngster, come. Home | Truth Index. That’s what John warns in verses 8-9: 8 Look to yourselves (Beware! He has raised rebellion in Israel. So we live with these half-truths–Adrian Rogers used to say, “A half-truth is nothing more than a whole lie!”–But we live with these lies, with these untruths and few of us really get worked up about these or lose any sleep over them because the consequences of believing them to be true are not really that great. In the meantime, we are looking at 2 John this morning and then 3 John next week. 7) “Swollen glands” are not actually glands; they are a series of lymph nodes. So “walking in the truth” means at least two things: belief in Jesus and love for the church. The golden joy of the parent and pastor is seeing his children walking in the Grace be unto you, peace, and mercy, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. We’re not just to fill our heads with theology, we are to live-out that theology in school, at work, in our families, among our friends, and in our community. BEING DECEIVED November 22, 2020; Mike Openshaw; Truth, Walking in the Truth; 2 John 1:1-13; Show Audio Player Save Audio Series: CONTRASTS. Truth, commandments, doctrine, they all mean the same thing in the context of the epistle. John adds in verse 4 that the command to “walk in truth” is a command–last part of verse 4–a commandment “received from the Father.” God expects all Christians to walk in truth, to live out the truth they profess, to conform their very lives to the truth of God’s Word. We want, to borrow a phrase, no Christian left behind. If we don’t care, nothing matters. And Joab found Absalom and took three darts and thrust them through his heart, and he died there [2 Samuel 18:10-14]. But you’ll not find that God condemned him or that God censured him, for God sympathized with David in his prayer, and in his intercession, and in his lament for his unworthy son, Absalom. Don’t you know Israel has jeopardized its life for you, fighting for your kingdom and your person against that traitor, Absalom?”  [2 Samuel 19:1-7]. And the text is in 2 John, verse 4, and 3 John, verse 4. . And we want all of them to go with us out of the darkness of Egypt. Which one? John has much more he wishes to say. 2) Peanuts are not really nuts, but legumes. John’s concern, shared by every shepherd since, was to see his spiritual children not only acknowledge the truth of the Gospel, but to walk in obedience to that truth. Jesus Christ is the God-Man. Verse 4: “I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.”, So John is delighted to have found some in the congregation walking in truth, living the truth. And this is the sweet invitation we press upon your heart today. John warns agains untruth. 3 John 1-15. He had won them to Christ, and all of them looked upon him as their undershepherd, who fed them and taught them the true Word of God. Gaius’ Spiritual Health Report. Living the truth requires continual dependence upon God’s grace, continual feeding upon His Word, and talking to Him in prayer. What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you so that you may have fellowship with us. The next time they met, Riddell asked Greenwood what he thought of The News. May 12, 2019. walking in truth or not, B. He lived far beyond the age of any of the other apostles, B. “I rejoice greatly that I found my children walking in the truth” [2 John 4]. Secondly, walking in truth means Christians are to, number two: Christians are to love one another. In 155 AD, he was tried before the Roman Caesar, and he was offered his life, clemency, if he would just take a pinch of incense and place it on the flame that burned before the image of the Roman emperor. Henderson’s First Baptist Church, Henderson. And Polycarp said something at his trial before the Roman emperor that is most significant. Inspirational devotions delivered right to your email inbox. Like old Barzillai: he came to David and said, “I give you my eldest son that he may serve you all the days of his life” [2 Samuel 19:37]. Jesus warns in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.14 [But] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”. Why? Not that I didn't… Description John Miller / April 11, 2010 . Did God condemn Abraham for praying for Ishmael? The good rejoice to find any persons "walking in truth," because such a walk indicates an increase of goodness in the world; an increase of the results of goodness, e.g., peace, joy, beneficent influence, etc. Finally, one of the elders broke in and said, “But, John, you’ve already told us that. To “walk in the truth” is to know the truth, believe the truth, and obey the truth. And 2 John is a timely study for us given that we have finished 2 Peter, Peter’s letter about knowing the truth and now we are in 2 John, a letter largely about walking in truth. Paul says, "I urge you to walk in a way that's worthy of the calling you have received." We must know the truth and walk in truth, not settling for anything less than the pure, 100% truth of God’s Word. And if Jesus were merely human, He wouldn’t be able to rise from the dead that we might be justified–declared righteous. Now I read 2 John: “Ho presbuteros eklektē kuria.”  That’s a beautiful thing, “The elder, ho presbuteros, the elder, unto the elect lady, eklektē kuria” [2 John 1]. Site by, Ephesians: Cosmic Truth for Common People, O Cristo que Satisfaz Plenamente (Colossenses), 1 Pedro Série: Força na Adversidade (Portuguese), Romanos Sermões Série: Sem Culpa! We need to be encouraging one another to walk in the truth. Every member walking in the truth. The throng on this lower floor, into the aisle and down to the front: “Here I am. To give them a platform to speak is to–verse 11– “share in [their] evil deeds.” The point is, “Guard the truth; look out for untruth.”. Spare his life. That’s one of the reasons why Rome succeeded so magnificently and triumphantly for so many centuries as a great world empire. Just how do you do it? 1) A two-by-four at a retail lumberyard is not really 2 inches by 4 inches. How happy David, to have a successor like Solomon? Look out for the false teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, false teaching that also denies the Trinity and denies the full deity of Jesus Christ. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. “I rejoice greatly that I found my children walking in the truth” [2 John 4]. He is 100% God and 100% Man, two natures in one Person, joined together forever. Do not take your eyes off of the Church . Now we read from the third epistle: The elder—ho presbuteros—unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. David said to the army, “Spare the life of the young man, Absalom [2 Samuel 18:5, 12]. Do not take your eyes off of truth . Last week we saw from verses 3 and 4 that John makes the message of Christ (call it theology, or doctrine) the basis of all significant Christian fellowship. “It’s all right for all of these to be saved, but that one? There are so many fine families that would love to have the child, an adopted child, raise the child in a beautiful home, in affluence, and educate the child. (See “12 Half-Truths We Live With,” January 19, 2013.). PSALMS 86: 11 “TEACH ME YOUR WAY, O LORD, I WILL WALK IN YOUR TRUTH; UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME.” (NKJV) 2 JOHN 1: 4 “I REJOICED GREATLY THAT I HAVE FOUND (SOME) OF YOUR CHILDREN WALKING IN TRUTH, AS WE RECEIVED COMMANDMENT FROM THE FATHER.” (NKJV) APPLICATION: WALKING IN TRUTH IS WALKING IN GOD’S TRUTH. “Little children,” talking to his congregation, to his church, and then in the text, both of them, in 2 John and 3 John: “I rejoice greatly when I hear that my children walk in truth” [2 John 4; 3 John 4]. 6. He is a traitor to the kingdom; he would destroy me, his own father, if he could. Brethren, my prayer to God is that all of my people might be saved, all of them! I have done that many times  Just how do you say, “This one we will give away”? John lists some of the blessings that come from walking in the truth. “Look to yourselves,” warns John! . Walking in the Truth Let the Truth Shine Sunday - AM Freeway Baptist Church. Now, the fourth verse of the next, the third epistle: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” [3 John 4]. Look at these first four verses again. In the books of 2 & 3 John, the Apostle John warned the first century Church— and all believers — about these dangers. Verse 3: “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.”. Abraham stood before the Lord and prayed, “O that Ishmael might live before Thee, might be acceptable in Thy sight!” [Genesis 17:18]. And how specifically are Christians to do that? I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. WALKING IN TRUTH III JOHN 3, 4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. A discussion about the emphasis that John places upon obedience to the truth that abides in us, using the text of 2 John. We love others as He loves us. Can you imagine the happiness of Hannah? [Genesis 21:1-3]. Because that’s what God does for us. Specifically the untruth John has in mind has to do with the doctrine of the incarnation, that God has come in the Person of Jesus Christ. The New Testament ends with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 22:37-40).”, The command to love is as old as the Old Testament, but Jesus gave it a new emphasis when He taught His disciples. This audio sermon and transcript is entitled 'Walking In Truth', and is from the ministry of David Legge, a Christian preacher and Bible teacher from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Grammatically speaking, “the elect lady” is a personification of the church, a nice way to refer to a local church and perhaps the clandestine title was used because of persecution at the end of the first century. Do any of you women belong to the Eastern Star? I suppose somewhat, when she made the little coat and brought it to the lad each year, once a year [1 Samuel 2:19], but oh, how much more was she glad when she saw the presence of God in the life of that little boy, for he was converted at an early age [1 Samuel 3:7-10], and it was known and established from Dan to Beersheba that that lad was set to be a prophet in Israel [1 Samuel 3:20]. John 4; 3 John 4), 2. From the ante-Nicene fathers Irenaeus and Eusebius we learn that Polycarp was converted to the Christian faith by the apostle John. Peter had been dead a generation, thirty years, when John wrote these words. . These false teachers denied the doctrine of the incarnation, that God took on flesh in the Person of Christ. The doctrine of the incarnation is truth. We’d never gossip about each other, if we loved one another; nor would there be any violence, or any thievery, or any robbery, or any crime if we loved one another. Both the parent and the pastor, A. John lived far beyond the age of any of the other apostles. Thats what John begins to do in verses 510. One of the fellow elders in our church came to me after the service this morning and said, “Isn’t that almost unbelievable, that at the age of one hundred, ninety-five to one hundred, John is still pastor of the church at Ephesus?”. Let me say that again, “Love is not so much a feeling as an action.” You choose to love because God has chosen to love you. For example: here is a girl, and she says to me, “I am not married, and I am going to be a mother. If Polycarp was burned at the stake in 155 AD, and he said to the emperor that eighty and six years he had served the Lord Jesus—that meant that Polycarp was won to Christ in 69 AD. No time and no place in the Word of God will you find the Lord reprimanding, or condemning, or censuring a parent who’s pleading in behalf of an unworthy son. Which one shall we not include in the family? The way we live points people–like a magnet–to Jesus Christ. Love is not so much a feeling as it is an action. How happy Obed, to have a son like Jesse? He doesn’t stop loving you when you sin against Him. 7. I kind of hesitate about saying this, but so many times things happen in my pastoral ministry that I ponder over, and can’t get away from, can’t forget. God speed you, and angels attend you in the way as you come, while we stand and while we sing. 2. ), that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. If they don’t embrace the full Gospel message and don’t believe the Word as true, then don’t allow them to speak in your church. Discipleship, Failure, Family, Truth, 1973, 2 John. And we’re going to see in a moment that the main truth about which John is concerned is the truth of the incarnation, that God took on flesh in the Person of Christ, so that Jesus Christ is the perfect uniting together of two natures, the uniting together of God and Man, into one person. “Pastor, my wife, my children, we all are here today. God Himself is moved at the heart-cries of a parent who pleads and intercedes and begs in behalf of a prodigal child. So how does that play out in the church? Leroy was 16 years old and got a summer job as a landscape helper. We must know the truth. Walking in the Truth 2 John Sunday - PM Suber Road Baptist Church. So much more could be said, but this is a start. We pray for them all! - cf. . “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth” [3 John 4]. No. Not Sight” 4 Romans 1:16 4. It’s like what Paul teaches in Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”. This is part 19 of a verse-by-verse Bible Study Series in John's 1st, 2nd and 3rd epistles. This is the delight of a pastor’s heart: his people love the Lord. We love and intercede for them all. Being truth-filled and truthful people is not optional. The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Dry those tears and hush that lament! And that command to love, in fact, sums up the entirety of the Old Testament Law. Like 1 John, 2 John was probably written in the vicinity of Asia Minor, and very likely Ephesus. That is the burden of a true parent: which one do you give away? If Jesus were merely human and not divine, He would not be our Savior and we would still be in our sins. John had heard Jesus talk about Christian love for one another. Here we are.”  A couple, or just one somebody you, in the balcony round, in the last seat and the last, topmost balcony, there’s time and to spare, come. Evidently, Gaius was a good man, a fine Christian man, and John wishes that he prosper in his business as he prospers inwardly in his soul. Because we care that everybody walks in the truth. How happy Abraham, to have a son like Isaac? May be very careful and grateful for the cleverness of mind and the astuteness of learning, but be not burdened at all that they don’t know Christ [John 17:3]. Look out, says John, look out for untruth, false teachings that deny the doctrine of Christ. Be very delighted to place on the feet of the daughter silver slippers, but have no grief of soul that she walks down the broad way to destruction [Matthew 7:14]. Walking in Truth. Rev. The child is born, and according to my insistence, the child is given away. Some have taken verse 10 to mean that you shouldn’t witness to a false teacher who comes and knocks on your door. Which one would you choose to be lost? The devil will lead you astray. Many of you will know that we preached thorough 1 John a few years ago and so we’re coming back now to the last two letters of John’s. Some of you may have this verse memorized. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. O God, we include them all! We believe these things. “I rejoice greatly when I see my children walking in the faith.”. If you were to pick out one that you would say, “This is fine; that one be lost, or that one be lost, or that one be lost, or this one be lost,” tell me, which one would you pick out? The key phrase is found in the first part of verse 4, “I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth.” Let’s talk about what it means to “Walk in Truth.” First, the Bible teaches that Christians are to, number one: To “walk in the truth” is to know the truth, believe the truth, and obey the truth. Unlike the seemingly harmless half-truths NPR points out that we live with, the consequences of living with Christian half-truths are disastrous. TO WALK IN TRUTH IS TO WALK IN GOD'S BLESSINGS (v. 3). Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. We love and intercede for them all. Now I’m going to read them together. Tweet. 6) A penny is worth more than a penny, costing more than two cents to make. Several of you have asked about what we’re going to study next and I always appreciate that because many of you enjoy studying ahead and engaging the biblical text on your own before we go through it together. Amen. So in a few weeks we will be studying Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, 1 Corinthians, and that will begin the third week of August. This seems to be the best understanding of the phrase in verse 1, “the elect lady and her children.” This is likely just a nice way to refer to a local church and her members. “Little children, I rejoice greatly when I hear that you walk in the truth” [2 John 1:4; 3 John 4]. This is the message we ha… John begins in verse 1 by identifying himself as “The elder.” You’ll note the name “John” does not actually occur here in the letter, but from the very first years this letter was circulated among the churches, there was near universal acceptance that the letter was written by John and that this was the way he identified himself as, “the elder.”. We must protect the truth. truth, C.  The For a man to take of what he has and dedicate to God is a precious and a beautiful thing, and it honors the Lord, and the Lord receives it. “I’ve got so much more to say,” but since he can’t say so now, he gives the church the most important information they need, all that will fit on one sheet of papyrus. If you’ll look at the last verse in the first epistle, [1] John 5:21; 1 John 5:21, look at it: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”. O God, we include them all! This is a letter to people who've already received the gift. Is there a child in your family? Walking in Truth means that we live the truth, and love one another in truth. May 26, 2019. How happy Lois, to have a daughter like Eunice? It’s the moment when their child has grown up, and they’re moving out, setting out on their own adventure. He forgives and goes on loving. Would God I had died for thee—O Absalom, my son, my son” [2 Samuel 18:33]. How happy Jesse, to have a son like David? When it comes to the Bible, however, knowing the truth is of paramount importance. Do you know John 13:35? Like Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses [Exodus 17:12], so the elders on either side held up the aged, patriarchal pastor that he might bring to his congregation one last word. The key word of 2nd John is truth. Walking In Truth - Daily Biblical study of the Word from a Truth perspective, delivered to your inbox. There is something about human nature that reject condescending talk. 9) Pink is not exactly a color. SERMON: “Children Walking in Truth” ... Scripture: 3rd John 4. 4) A koala bear is not a bear; it’s a marsupial. So the spirit of the passage: “I rejoice greatly when I find—when I hear—my children walking in the truth” [2 John 4; 3 John 4]. How happy Eunice, to have a son like Timothy? Live the truth. Well, if Jesus were only man, then He wouldn’t be able to save us. So when a Christian is hurt by another Christian, he choses to forgive anyway. And Joab came to David and said, “You fool! Joab heard about it. Done correctly and consistently, the lost world takes note. Students face pressure at school to compromise the truth, to live like the world lives in order to feel accepted. That’s why after washing their feet He said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. Christian believing affects Christian living. The Roman government was most liberal and most lenient toward all of the provinces that they conquered. This is the spirit of the aged apostle. We see “walking in truth” is commanded by God. John was writing to a church troubled by false teachers emphasizing experience over doctrine. At Offering time: #573, “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee” Doxology: #568, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #569, “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpets” Scripture reading: John 8: 31-47 Text: vs. 32 Sermon: "The Truth Will Set You Free" Sermon. The “doctrine of Christ” is a reference to the doctrine of the incarnation. 1. You have no way to provide for the child, and to rear the child like that is so difficult. Be very grateful that the children are succeeding in business and getting along in the world, and their accomplishments are brilliant, but have no hurt of soul that they’re not born again [John 3:3, 7]. That’s what John’s saying here. Look at verse 5: 5 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. Just which one shall we omit out of our prayers? And the world, though it now has "their understanding darkened", might be more likely to come to see the truth that is in Jesus c. Remember when Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” He replied, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great[est] commandment. Pastor Michael's son-in-law Elliot Goldinger will be b… I will work.”. [Ruth 4:17, 22]. He has divided the kingdom, but when you fight in the day of that confrontation, spare the life of the young man Absalom.” And you remember when he was caught by the hair in a tree and suspended? Sermons by: Walking In The Truth 2 And 3 John. John lived to be an old pastor; pastor of the church at Ephesus when he was about a hundred years old. That is enough.”. 5) A palm tree is not a tree, but a form of grass. 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