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February 1, 2015 - Walking in the Truth - II John 1:4-6

posted Feb 2, 2015, 9:04 AM by Grant Garber
  • John claims he has “great joy” because some of us have learned how to walk in the truth.
  • What is the truth the Church is walking in that so overwhelms John with joy?
Truth appears at various levels for Christians
  1. The literal understanding of what is true and what is false, as these truths have been woven into creation.
  2. Maturity introduces you to a deeper and more complex understanding of truth.  The more you learn, the more you respect the truth that is enveloped in mystery.
    • The true leaders of the society and the Church have always found truth in mystery.
    • Our society, and sometimes even the Church, didn’t naturally create the visions of these men and women.
    • Great leaders have left that false security to plunge their lives beneath anxieties, uncertainties, and risk in order to explore the mysteries of life in hopes of discovering a true dream for how we could live.
  3. We believe truth is finally and ultimately found in a person.  And that person is Jesus Christ.  He is the way, the truth, and the life.
  • If the Truth doesn't make you loving, it is not God’s truth.
  • To live in Christ is to discover the greatest truth of all – God is in love with all of His creation.  And like all love, it isn’t done.
  • Christians are always trying to hold together truth and love, passion and conviction.  And that is a challenge!
  • The only way that we can hold together truth and love, conviction and compassion, is by walking with Jesus every day.

Pastor Jim Spon | II John 1:4-6