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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

2nd John (2002)

2nd John (2002)

December 2002 - April 2003

Much about 2nd John is shrouded in mystery. In most epistles we know to whom they were addressed, we know precisely who wrote them and we are reasonably certain when they were written. In 2nd John, the author identifies himself only as the elder. The recipients are not identified by location or name. For centuries they have debated whether this epistle addresses a literal individual lady or a metaphor for a local church. It is amazing that such a tiny epistle is so much debated. As you will see there is a tremendous amount of significant information in this epistle and it reiterates and reinforces many of the same ideas, themes and doctrines we see in the Gospel of John and the epistle of 1st John.

Dr. Dean taught this 17-lesson series starting in 2002 while pastor of the Preston City Bible Church in Preston, Connecticut.

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Sun, Dec 01, 2002
Passage: 2 John 1:1
Duration: 57 mins 44 secs
Sun, Dec 08, 2002
Passage: 2 John 1:1-3
Duration: 56 mins 22 secs
Sun, Dec 15, 2002
Passage: 2 John 1:1-3
Duration: 55 mins 35 secs
Sun, Dec 22, 2002
Passage: 2 John 1:4-5
Duration: 56 mins 42 secs
Sun, Jan 05, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:1-6
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 9 secs
Sun, Jan 12, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:5-6
Duration: 56 mins 22 secs
Sun, Feb 09, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:7
Duration: 58 mins 35 secs
Sun, Feb 16, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:8
Duration: 59 mins 59 secs
Sun, Feb 23, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:7
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 42 secs
Sun, Mar 02, 2003
Passage: 2 John 1:8
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 57 secs