READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: 2 JOHN & 3 JOHN
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Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament books of 2 and 3 John. 2 and 3 John are books that we call the “general letters.” Paul did not write these books. Other leaders in the early *church wrote them. They wrote these letters to help encourage the people of God. The New Testament includes eight of those letters.
After you read what the books of 2 and 3 John are about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand John. You will see what was important to him.
John wrote this short letter to warns his readers against false teachers. He tells the *churches how to protect themselves against them. He tells them that those who truly love God obey him as well.
This small letter tells people how to treat true teachers. Be generous and kind to them. Work together with them for the truth.
Reading 2 and 3 John
Verses to Get You Started
The truth will be with us forever.
2 John 2
We should always obey God’s commands.
2 John 5-6
False teachers are God’s enemies.
2 John 7-11
We are to help those who serve Jesus.
3 John 5-8
We must not act like those who do evil.
3 John 11-12
Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.