Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
I wanted to share a picture with you that I found yesterday on pinterest. I believe it really sums up what John has been sharing with us throughout the three books he wrote. It happens to be one of the verses in yesterday’s reading, and when I shared it on my facebook page my daughter said, “Actions speak louder than words…love this!” I totally agree with her assessment of this verse…we have to love others in word and in our actions towards them!
Today’s Bible Reading – 2 John – 3 John
“I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.” 2 John 1:5-6
Study Questions for 2 John
Who wrote this letter? To whom did he write?
What three things come from God? How are God and Jesus identified? How are they with us?
Walk in Love (4-6)
What were her children doing? How is this God’s command? (Titus 2:3-5)
What command did he remind her? (5-6; John 13:34)
Why is it important to know that Jesus came in the flesh? (7) If he didn’t come in the flesh what happens to the meaning of his crucifixion? What word is used twice to describe the Antichrist?
What reward is referred to in verse 8? How can a reward be lost? (Luke 19:22-24) How is continuing in the teaching of Christ like running a race? (9; 1 Cor. 9:24-27)
How should we treat a brother who continually rejects Jesus’ teachings? (10-11)
What did John promise and compare it to the ending of his third letter? (12)
What does verse 13 mean?
“Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.” 3 John 1:11
Study Questions for John 3
How does John introduce himself? To whom did he write?
Walking in the Truth (1:2-8)
What was John’s prayer topics for his friend? (2) What does “even as your soul is getting along well” mean?
What does “faithfulness to the truth” mean? What does “continue to walk in the truth” mean? Why does John call his friend his child and what does it mean that they live in different cities? (4)
What kind of worker was Gaius? Did Gaius know the brothers he was serving? What can we learn?
What can we learn about what Gaius was doing for the brothers who were also a stranger to him from verses 6-8? Why reason does John give for such hospitality? (8; Heb. 13:1-2)
Those Who Love to be First (1:9-14)
What kind of brother was Diotrephes? What does it appear he did with the letter John sent to the church in Gaius’ city? (9) What does this say about his position there? (10)
What is gossip? Why do people gossip? Why is it so harmful and wrong?
Who did Diotrephes keep out of the congregation he oversaw that Gaius let into his house?
What advice does John give? (11-12)
How did John end his letter? (13-14)