Titles English – Second John Greek – Iwannou B English – Third John Greek - Iwannou G
II John – III John – Jude Author John the Apostle
II John – III John – Jude Date of Writing 90-95 AD
II John – III John – Jude Themes of II and III John II John Rejecting Servants of Falsehood III John Welcoming Servants of the Truth
II John – III John – Jude Purpose of Writing John’s purpose is to encourage believers to be faithful to the truth that they have been taught. 2 John 8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
II John – III John – Jude Surveys of II and III John 1. Christ in II and III John 2. Missions in III John 3. Place in the Canon
II John – III John – Jude Christ in II John 1. The Incarnation of God 2. The Path to God
II John – III John – Jude 2 John 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. The Incarnation of God
II John – III John – Jude The Path to God 2 John 9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life....”
II John – III John – Jude Christ in III John 1. The Incarnation of Truth 2. The Name
II John – III John – Jude The Incarnation of Truth 3 John 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
II John – III John – Jude The Name 3 John 7 For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
II John – III John – Jude Missions in III John 3 John 7-8 For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.
II John – III John – Jude Place in the Canon - II and III John Historically, II and III John show us how quickly the fight between true and false doctrines began. Theologically, Christ’s centrality to our faith is once again emphasized. Devotionally, we should be led to a greater commitment to Christ and to the cause of world missions.
II John – III John – Jude Date of Writing 66-70 AD
II John – III John – Jude Theme Contend for the Truth Jude 3 I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
II John – III John – Jude Purpose of Writing Jude writes to inspire the believers of his day to action against the false teachers.
II John – III John – Jude Survey of Jude 1. Christ in Jude 2. Place in the Canon
II John – III John – Jude Christ in Jude 1. The Waiting Bridegroom 2. The Trinitarian Savior 3. The Preserving Lord
II John – III John – Jude The Waiting Bridegroom Jude 1 To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ….
II John – III John – Jude The Trinitarian Savior Jude 20-21 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
II John – III John – Jude The Preserving Lord Jude 24-25 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
II John – III John – Jude Place in the Canon Historically, Jude confirms the validity of warnings which Peter had previously voiced. Theologically, we learn that we must be on constant guard against false teaching. Devotionally, we must watch ourselves so that the Gospel may be protected.