Truth, Love, and Deceivers – 2 John 1

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Sept 17 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 8th and 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
    • 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
    • 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
  • Reading – [1 Peter 1:13-19 ESV]
    • 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    • 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
    • 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
    • 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
    • 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
    • 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
    • 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 64 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    • UMH 128 – He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought
    • UMH 170 – O How I Love Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2108 – O How He Loves You and Me
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Truth, Love, and Deceivers” – [2 John 1 ESV]
    • 1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
    • 2 because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
    • 3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
    • 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
    • 5 And now I ask you, dear lady–not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning–that we love one another.
    • 6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
    • 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
    • 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
    • 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
    • 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
    • 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
    • 12 Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
    • 13 The children of your elect sister greet you.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2008 – Let All Things Now Living
  • Benediction
  • Postlude