The Big Read – 2 John
Powerpoint Pictures: Variety of Danger signs e.g. Danger High Voltage
What would you do if you saw the following signs? Would you go near or keep away?
The big message of 2 John is “Danger! Keep Away!”
The apostle John has lots to say to the church he is writing to, but that was going to wait until he sees them face to face.
“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face.” (2 John 12)
One thing however can’t wait until then.
John needs to urgently warn them of a danger they need to keep away from.
“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [the true teaching about the Lord Jesus], do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.” (2 John 10-11)
John is saying that if you hear someone teaching wrong things about the Lord Jesus, things that the Bible says are wrong – keep away from them, don’t listen to them, because they are dangerous and might lead you to believing wrong things about Jesus.
If someone teaches wrong things about Jesus, what are you to do? 2 John says DON’T LISTEN TO THEM!
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