In 3 John we will see how truth and love show hospitality to those who are teaching the truth.
The roots of the church go deep into the love of God, God’s love for us and in turn our love for him and his family.
This morning we will cover the little letter of 2 John. In this letter John emphasizes two familiar words from 1 John, truth and love. He tells the church to continue in that new but old commandment to love on another and to walk in the truth.
The biggest, most frustrating gap in our lives is the gap between what we know and what we do. We know the good but do the bad. We know the bad we should avoid, but do it anyway. But Scripture keeps pointing us to really knowing what we know and acting on it.
God wants his children to be assured and confident about all of the most important things, and our text today points us in that direction.
Christianity is life in Jesus Christ with historical roots. And God himself testifies to its truth.
This morning we see the interplay between faith and love. John presents us with two things that happen by faith and as we love God.
God’s love for us can become God’s love in us. John tells us that God’s love in us can be “perfected”.
“God is love”. This truth is one of the most profound, inexhaustible descriptions of who God is in all of Scripture. God is love and he loves us with an everlasting, perfect love.
Today’s message is from the letter of 1 John, verses 4:1-6.