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In this half of III John the Apostle John gives us a warning against pride.  He also warns us to be careful who we choose as leaders in the church.  He commends those who are well respected in the church.

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The Apostle John writes a short letter that describes three different types of people in the house church he is writting to.  He has praises for some and condemnation for others.  It is a reminder to us that there will be those in our churches that are not honoring God with their actions.

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II John is one of the shortest books of the Bible.  Sometimes because it is short it is overlooked.  Yet is this study we will be given some things to ponder and be reminded of some very important things.  We are reminded by the Apostle John once again to demonstrate Christian Love.  However, in that Christian Love we must be wise.  John warns us that there are false teachers out there.  We are not to let them in to our churches.  We are to be protective God's people and God's Word.

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The Apostle John reminds us that if we believe in Jesus we have been born of God. When we keep God's commandments we show that we love God.  God's Spirit will bear witness with our spirit that we are now His children.

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In this chapter of I John, the Apostle John reminds us that we need to "test the spirits".  In other words, we need to make sure that what teachers/preachers/leaders are telling us is really the Word of God.  We need to be well founded in the Word of God.  He also reminds us that God is Love.  Therefore, if we are not living in love towards one another than we must not be one of God's children.

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The application principles pdf file for the Church on Fire Bible Study from Acts Chapter 20.

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In this section of Chapter 3 the Apostle John gives us the command to love.  Loving our fellow brother and sisters in the Lord is the one behavior that shows we are followers of Christ.  He uses the example Cain and Abel to illustrate his point.  He reminds us that Jesus demonstrated the ultimate love to us when He laid down His life for us.  We need to show love to be pleasing in God's sight.

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The "Thankfulness" best received by Christ is not just giving thanks with our lips, but giving thanks by living our lives for Him!

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The Apostle John reminds us how we are blessed to be called the Children of God and that some day we will be like Christ.  He also reminds us that even though we are the Children of God, we still can fall prey to sin.  If we are in sin, then we are not living in righteousness like Christ expects us to.

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Pastor Terry the last few weeks has taken us the the passage on the bad vinyard that bore bad fruit.  A poisonous fruit.  This week Pastor Terry will speak to us about the good vineyard that bears good fruit.  It brings joy to God and praise from His children!

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