2 John 1: Beware of False Teachers

New Testament: Student Study guide, (2003), 161


John warned Church members to beware of people who desired to deceive and lead them away from the truth. Are you aware of any false teachings today? How are you able to know if a person or messenger (and his message) is from God? Look for helps from the writings of 2 John.

Understanding the Scriptures

2 John 1

Elect (v. 1)Chosen 
Beseech (v. 5)Ask 
Look to yourselves (v. 8)Be careful 
Abideth (v. 9)Continues 
Bid him God speed (v. 10)Help him or make him welcome 

Studying the Scriptures

Do the following activity as you study 2 John.

Activity A iconWrite a Summary Statement

A summary statement is a one or two sentences that describe the main point of a story or book. Read 2 John and write a summary statement of what John taught in this letter.