September 2018

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 2 John

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“…because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever…”.  2 John 2 The Apostle John’s Second and Third Letters are the shortest Books in the Bible.  Since you asked:  in the original language, 3 John has 219 words, and 2 John 245 words.  All three of John’s Letters are certainly important or else they wouldn’t have been included in the Bible, and all three in one way or another are dealing with the false teaching of Gnosticism and Docetism. Both of these are strange teachings that I don’t have the time or the space to explain in detail,...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 1 John

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“We love because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19   Anyone from my church who is reading this will say, “Oh, of course Pastor Randy would pick this verse; he quotes it just about every Sunday!”  Yes, it’s true, but as you will see, there is a very, very good reason why I quote this verse so often.   The three Letters of John were all written with one general concern in mind:  there were false teachers – early proponents of Gnosticism - who were minimizing/denying the deity of Christ by saying that Jesus the Messiah didn’t come in the flesh; and they...

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