19 December 2021 Sunday Morning Service
2 John 1:1~13
7:6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
7:7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
7:8 But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
1:1 The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth–and not I only, but also all who know the truth–
1:2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
1:3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
1:4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
1:5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
1:6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
1:8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
1:9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
1:11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
1:12 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, so that our joy may be complete.
1:13 The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.