3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. Love is one of John’s favorite topics throughout his letters. 13 I write fthese things to you who gbelieve in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. kWhoever does good is from God; lwhoever does evil has not seen God. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 2 John 1:5 “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.” King James Version (KJV) The literary considerations that link 2 John and 3 John also link them with the First Letter and the Gospel of John. 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 15 Peace be to you. JOHN 5:1-2 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 24 eNow to him who is able fto keep you from stumbling and gto present you hblameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, The friends greet you. 18 They6 said to you, u“In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” Loving our neighbors has been an important part of the Christian life “from the beginning” (2 John 1:5). John 5:2, NLT: "Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches." 2 John 5 ESV - And now I ask you, dear lady—… | Biblia 9 For behold, on athe stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with bseven eyes,3 I will cengrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and dI will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. 20 But you, beloved, wbuilding yourselves up in your most holy faith and xpraying in the Holy Spirit, 3 For cI rejoiced greatly when the brothers1 came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. (A) I ask that we love one another. The apostle identifies himself as “the elder,” a title that reflects both his age at the time of the writing and his authority in the early church. 6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. 11 Woe to them! 4 I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us. 9 xIf we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God ythat he has borne concerning his Son. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us ceternal life, and dthis life is in his Son. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. John William Lowery (born July 31, 1971), best known by the stage name John 5, is an American guitarist. John 2:5, NASB: "His mother said to the servants, 'Whatever He says to you, do it.'" 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, qdoes not have God. 5 Now I want mto remind you, although you once fully knew it, that nJesus, who saved3 a people out of the land of Egypt, oafterward destroyed those who did not believe. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: yevery spirit that confesses that zJesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, See How They All Connect. It contains scarcely anything that is not found in the preceding; and out of the thirteen verses there are at least eight which are found, either in so many words or in sentiment, precisely the same with those of the first epistle.” (Adam Clarke) Overview of the book of 2 John. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 8 Watch yourselves, oso that you may not lose what we1 have worked for, but pmay win a full reward. 4 5 The elect lady and her children refers to a particular local church at some distance from the community where the author is living at the time. Date of Writing: The Book of 2 John would most likely have been written at about the same time as John’s other letters, 1 and 3 John, between A.D. 85-95. 12 These are hidden reefs5 cat your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, dshepherds feeding themselves; ewaterless clouds, fswept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, guprooted; 11 Beloved, jdo not imitate evil but imitate good. 1 Jude, a servant1 of Jesus Christ and brother of James. Invite a student to read John 5:2–4 aloud. 2 ebecause of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 fGrace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. 4 Beloved, t do not believe every spirit, but u test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for v many w false prophets x have gone out into the world. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner gworthy of God. 8 lAnyone who does not love does not know God, because mGod is love. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—sour faith. 3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our fcommon salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you gto contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. His stage name was bestowed on him in 1998 when he left David Lee Roth and joined the rock group Marilyn Manson as their guitarist, taking over for Zim Zum. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 4 For hcertain people ihave crept in unnoticed jwho long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert kthe grace of our God into sensuality and ldeny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. The miracle was the cure of an impotent man that had been diseased thirty-eight years, with the circumstances of that cure, John 5:1-16. 2 John 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: d that we love one another. 16 So xwe have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. 12 eWhoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 6 who testified to your love before the church. 19 We know that we are from God, and qthe whole world lies in the power of the evil one. John 2:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 2:5, NIV: "His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.'" 4 gI rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. 1 aThe elder to the elect lady and her children, bwhom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who cknow dthe truth, Whoever abides in the teaching qhas both the Father and the Son. 12 Demetrius mhas received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. 1 My children, * I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God zhas the testimony in himself. 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. Amen. 21 ykeep yourselves in the love of God, zwaiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 20 fIf anyone says, “I love God,” and ghates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot1 love God hwhom he has not seen. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that nGod sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. Summarize John 5:1 by explaining that after Jesus Christ ministered in Galilee, He traveled to Jerusalem to observe a Jewish feast, most likely the Passover (see John 5:1, footnote a). That’s what John writes in his second letter to his congregation, asking them to love one another in obedience to God (2 John 1:5–6). 2 John is being written to warn a “sister” congregation some distance away of the missionary efforts of the secessionist false teachers, and the dangers of wel… NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. 7 Beloved, jlet us love one another, for love is from God, and kwhoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 in Judea, in the time 2 of King Herod, 3 wise men 4 from the East came to Jerusalem 5 2 saying, “Where is the one who is born king of the Jews? 13 The children of your elect sister greet you. 10 So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. CHAPTER 2. 6 And pthe angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— 3 For othis is the love of God, that we pkeep his commandments. For they walked in zthe way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain ato Balaam’s error and bperished in Korah’s rebellion. 12 tThough I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Greet the friends, peach by name. And qhis commandments are not burdensome. 10 yBut these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 14 And twe have seen and testify that uthe Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of vthe world. 14 And this is hthe confidence that we have toward him, that iif we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 19 eWe love because he first loved us. Read more Share Copy 5 kEveryone who believes that lJesus is the Christ has been born of God, and meveryone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 1 John 5:2 "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments." 6 We are from God. While in Jerusalem, He went to a pool near the temple. Suitable for young and old. 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