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Response, Request, Reminder

Response, Request, Reminder

The Apostle John, in a letter addressing a congregation in his care, responded with joy over those walking in the truth. As Alistair Begg walks us through John’s request that Christ’s followers continue in love, we are also reminded of the role of obedience to God’s commands. Although acceptance in Christ is not secured by obedience, a life of obedience out of love reflects the preeminence of God’s reign in a heart.

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Walking In The Truth

The notion that there is objective, verifiable, fixed, universal, and defined truth is obsolete today, and the very idea of anything “absolute” is under attack. This opposition to truth is not new, for in every generation when the truth of Jesus Christ is declared and proclaimed, the evil one works to undermine it and sow seeds of confusion. In the books of 2 and 3 John, the Apostle John warned the first century Church— and all believers — about these dangers. John’s concern, shared by every shepherd since, was to see his spiritual children not only acknowledge the truth of the Gospel, but to walk in obedience to that truth.

In this series, Alistair Begg challenges us to avoid a counterfeit Christianity as we prioritize and defend the truth of the Gospel. A genuine Christian walk will be marked by the integrity, humility, and generosity of a life lived in response to God’s love and grace.

In the books of 2 and 3 John, the Apostle John warns the first century church and all believers since about these dangers. Rather than avoiding truth, he speaks of the absolute and universal truth that has been embodied in Jesus—the gospel that has been written down and left to us in the Bible by the apostles to be transmitted into the hands of another generation. And yet, John’s concern, and every shepherd’s concern since, is to see his spiritual children not just acknowledge this truth philosophically but to walk in this truth and its resulting love.

In our study, Walking in the Truth, Alistair Begg discusses the importance of the truth of the gospel and teaches us how to defend this truth. More importantly, your mind will be stirred by the truth, and your heart will be seasoned increasingly by the love of which the truth speaks.