All the saved are in it. You have nothing except just a menial servant’s place. Rich Stratton, https://fbchenderson.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/23135823/2013.07.21.A-Walking-in-Truth-Todd-Linn-72413938390.mp3, See “12 Half-Truths We Live With,” January 19, 2013. Just how do you do it? 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? It’s all right, fine that one be lost, or this one.” Which one would you pick out? 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. We pray for them all! Home / Sermons / Walking in Truth. We need to be encouraging one another to walk in the truth. Inspirational devotions delivered right to your email inbox. 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. If you are a Christian you are to love other Christians the way Christ loves you. You need nothing beside. 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. [Genesis 21:1-3]. Our goal is to reach out with God’s truth to all people by means of radio and podcast. Well, if Jesus were only man, then He wouldn’t be able to save us. Paul says, "I urge you to walk in a way that's worthy of the calling you have received." John has much more to say. I will slave. Tell me. 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.”. Second John. We must know the truth. Included in the lesson is this wonderful poem about God’s word, attributed to John Clifford. May 12, 2019. Tell me. 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. Well, let’s pull it back. 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]. He doesn’t stop loving you when you sin against Him. Here we come. In the books of 2 & 3 John, the Apostle John warned the first century Church— and all believers — about these dangers. Is the Lord glorified when we don’t succeed out there in the world, where we toil and work and strive? Students face pressure at school to compromise the truth, to live like the world lives in order to feel accepted. Why is the incarnation so important? 1 The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth. 6) A penny is worth more than a penny, costing more than two cents to make. (See “12 Half-Truths We Live With,” January 19, 2013.). Joab heard about it. If you did not care, if it’s an unconcern about their souls’ welfare, then it wouldn’t matter either way: to rejoice or to be in sorrow. . This is necessary for fellowship with God. That is the burden of a true parent: which one do you give away? This is part 19 of a verse-by-verse Bible Study Series in John's 1st, 2nd and 3rd epistles. Walking in Truth. 3. Would God I had died for thee—O Absalom, my son, my son” [2 Samuel 18:33]. We are to be a church who loves one another in truth… 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. Look out for untruth. John 4; 3 John 4), 2. You’re not trained, you’re not educated. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. 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]. 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. I remember as a teen-ager how sometimes I would resent being called a kid. - cf. We pray for them all! He wouldn’t be able to live a perfect life for which we receive credit, fulfilling the Law perfectly and completely. What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you so that you may have fellowship with us. Do not take your eyes off of the Church . This is the delight of a pastor’s heart: his people love the Lord. Is there not something more, something besides?” And the old, patriarchal pastor replied, “No. 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.”. Peter had been dead a generation, thirty years, when John wrote these words. 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. 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. Abraham stood before the Lord and prayed, “O that Ishmael might live before Thee, might be acceptable in Thy sight!” [Genesis 17:18]. Walk All About ME. John lived to be an old pastor; pastor of the church at Ephesus when he was about a hundred years old. 9) Pink is not exactly a color. 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. He is a traitor to the kingdom; he would destroy me, his own father, if he could. 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. Your browser does not support the audio tag. The New Testament ends with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation. . a. TRUTH. This is a letter to people who've already received the gift. God loves us in Christ. Now we read from the third epistle: The elder—ho presbuteros—unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in 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. The letter to the Ephesians is a letter to Christians, and this sermon is a message to Christians. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, … And in Ephesus in 69, Polycarp was won to Christ. John lists some of the blessings that come from walking in the truth. 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. Now, the text, “I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father” [2 John 4]. Walking in the Truth Let the Truth Shine Sunday - AM Freeway Baptist Church. In the meantime, we are looking at 2 John this morning and then 3 John next week. 6. And I go and say—why, I do the best that I can—I say what prayerfully I ask God to give me wisdom to say, yet having done it or having said it, I walk away and the burden stays on my heart. It is better that you give the child away.”, And the girl will say, “Oh, but to give my baby away…”, I say, “It is much better. 2) Peanuts are not really nuts, but legumes. This is the delight of a pastor’s heart: his people love the Lord. Here is a warning to keep false teachers out of the church. 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. BEING DECEIVED November 22, 2020; Mike Openshaw; Truth, Walking in the Truth; 2 John 1:1-13; Show Audio Player Save Audio Series: CONTRASTS. And this is the sweet invitation we press upon your heart today. 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. The church would stand out like "a city that is set on a hill"! May 19, 2019. Brethren, my prayer to God is that all of my people might be saved, all of them! Because that’s what God does for us. That’s one of the reasons why Rome succeeded so magnificently and triumphantly for so many centuries as a great world empire. He adds in verse 12: 12 Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. For example, Facebook friends are not necessarily true friends, and the clerk who gives us our change probably doesn’t really care whether we have a good day. Almost certainly, Simon Peter was crucified between 64 and 69 AD. Topic: Truth Passage: 3 John 1:4–1:4. Because we care that everybody walks in the truth. 13 The children of your elect sister [your sister church] greet you. The verbal phrase, “I have found,” translates the Greek word many of us know, the word, “Eureka!” That may be all the Greek we know, but most of us know it: Eureka, I have found some of your children walking in truth.”, Either John discovered this personally on a previous visit to this church in Asia Minor, or someone else told him about the way these Christians were living. So “walking in the truth” means at least two things: belief in Jesus and love for the church. We need to be accountable to one another to walk in the truth. Every member walking in the truth. Home Sermons Truth WALKING IN THE TRUTH VS.… CONTRASTS: WALKING IN THE TRUTH VS. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 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]. So as the aged John stood before his people, he said, “Little children, love one another.” Then, he repeated it, “Little children, love one another.” Then he said it again. Because He sees us “in Christ.” He sees the perfection of Christ applied to us. Gaius’ Spiritual Health Report. 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. This is John’s concern in his letter, 2 John. Sermons. Walking In Truth - Daily Biblical study of the Word from a Truth perspective, delivered to your inbox. Does the Lord wish a man to fail in his business? This is John’s primary concern when he writes about the truth we must embrace. Walk in Truth is the audio ministry of Living Truth Christian Fellowship in Corona, California, where Michael Lantz is the Senior Pastor. We believe these things. And if Jesus were merely human, He wouldn’t be able to rise from the dead that we might be justified–declared righteous. 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. Being truth-filled and truthful people is not optional. Walking in the Truth 2 John Sunday - PM Suber Road Baptist Church. And how specifically are Christians to do that? For example: here is a girl, and she says to me, “I am not married, and I am going to be a mother. Let’s Scripture: 2 John 1:1-13, 2 John 1:1-13. Rome did not persecute, yet they persecuted the Christians, which is a phenomenal thing: only the Christians. That’s why we love one another because we are in the same boat. That’s the truth: God forgives Christians and continually loves them so–here’s the application–Christians forgive other Christians and continually love them. Well, Irenaeus and Eusebius say it was John who won Polycarp to Jesus: that he was a disciple of John. I cannot but pause to comment on that. 1Co 8:1). Finally, one of the elders broke in and said, “But, John, you’ve already told us that. 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]. Do any of you women belong to the Eastern Star? View the Walking In Truth Archives ... 012608 - The Kind Of Preaching That Will Bring The Glory Down!012808 - What Would The Apostle Paul Be Thankful For In Your Life? [2 Timothy 2:5]. Walking in Truth means that we live the truth, and love one another in truth. January 17, 2021 Speaker: Josh DeGroote Series: Miscellaneous. So how does that play out in the church? walking in truth or not, B. 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. To all he was their undershepherd, giving fatherly care over their souls, II. Dry those tears and hush that lament! 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. Now I’m going to read them together. How happy Abraham, to have a son like Isaac? Secondly, walking in truth means Christians are to, number two: Christians are to love one another. O God, we include them all! Like 1 John, 2 John was probably written in the vicinity of Asia Minor, and very likely Ephesus. Which one? You know, I think of that: “Little children, love one another.” It is enough. 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. 1:1 The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, 2 because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: 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. 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? The next time they met, Riddell asked Greenwood what he thought of The News. 2 because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: 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. Pastor John Miller begins a study through the Book of 2 John with an expository message titled “Walking in Truth” using 2 John 1:1-13 as his text. To “walk in the truth” is to know the truth, believe the truth, and obey the truth. The “doctrine of Christ” is a reference to the doctrine of the incarnation. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. In the early 1900s George Riddell acquired the sensational London newspaper The News of the World. So he writes in verse 1, “The elder, to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth.” That is, “I love you but so does every other truth-loving Christian love you.” And John adds that this truth, verse 2, “abides in us and will be with us forever.” Pretty straight-forward. Sermon: Walking in Truth. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35).”. We must walk in the truth. 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. “Little children, I rejoice greatly when I hear that you walk in the truth” [2 John 1:4; 3 John 4]. We must know the truth and walk in truth, not settling for anything less than the pure, 100% truth of God’s Word. 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. How happy Lois, to have a daughter like Eunice? ; and an increase of glory to God. to be praying for one another to walk in the truth. 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." Look out, for example, for the false for teachings of Unitarianism, a teaching that denies the Trinity and denies the deity of the Son. Don’t give them a platform. 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. So this, this pastor, this old patriarch between 95 and 100 years of age, when he speaks to his congregation, he speaks to them as though they were little children and he was an aged, loving father. No. 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. What a contrast there would be if all those in the church truly carried out the admonition to "Walk In Truth And Holiness"! Why? 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