Remain in the teachings of Christ, both Law and Gospel, lest you are deceived and led away from the truth.

Remain in the teachings of Christ, both Law and Gospel, lest you are deceived and led away from the truth.

BibleGateway: 2 John 1

ESV Text: 2 John 1


KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 1:

     1 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; 2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

     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. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

     7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

     10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

     12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 381 (LSB 587):
I Know my Faith is Founded

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1. I know my faith is founded 
On Jesus Christ, my God and Lord; 
And this my faith confessing 
Unmoved I stand upon His Word. 
Man’s reason cannot fathom 
The truth of God profound; 
Who trusts her subtle wisdom 
Relies on shifting ground. 
God’s Word is all-sufficient, 
It makes divinely sure, 
And trusting in its wisdom, 
My faith shall rest secure. 

2. Increase my faith, dear Savior, 
For Satan seeks by night and day 
To rob me of this treasure 
And take my hope of bliss away. 
But, Lord, with Thee beside me, 
I shall be undismayed; 
And led by Thy good Spirit, 
I shall be unafraid. 
Abide with me, O Savior, 
A firmer faith bestow; 
Then I shall bid defiance 
To every evil foe. 

3. In faith, Lord, let me serve Thee; 
Though persecution, grief and pain 
Should seek to overwhelm me, 
Let me a steadfast trust retain; 
And then at my departure 
Take Thou me home to Thee 
And let me there inherit 
All thou hast promised me. 
In life and death, Lord, keep me 
Until Thy heaven I gain, 
Where I by Thy great mercy 
The end of faith attain. 


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