A new and fresh word from the Lord

This week at Heights Church we are looking int 1-3 John. We used to call them “postcards” of the New Testament, but these days people look at me and ask, “What’s a postcard?”

Maybe we could call it “New Testament Tweets.” 

Think of receiving a Tweet, a letter, a postcard… whatever… from an apostle. 2 John addresses a “lady”, so is it a person or a group? We can speculate, but just imagine that postcard has come to you! A “fresh” word from God is sure to follow!

And in the middle of this brief missive come these words:

“I am not writing a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.”

Well… bummer. No fresh word, John? Really? What have you been doing all these years?

But friends, this is truly all we need. We can spend a lifetime on this. John did. And he found it refreshing.

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Friends… the word of the Lord is this: Love God. Love people. Be about this beautiful work and watch what the Lord will do in your life!

 

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