Introduction (vv. 1–3).
I. A New Reason for Rejoicing (v. 4).
II. A New Level of Life (vv. 5, 6).
III. A New Source of Danger (v. 7).
IV. A New Basis of Appeal (v. 8).
V. A New Need for Watchfulness (vv. 9–11).
Conclusion (vv. 12, 13).
New Geneva study Bible. 1997, c1995 (electronic ed.) (2 Jn 1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
1. Watch out for false teachers (1:1-11)
2. John's final words (1:12, 13)
False teachers were dangerous problem for the church to which John was writing. His warning against showing hospitality to false teachers may sound harsh and unloving to many today. Yet these men were teaching heresy that could seriously harm many believers - for eternity.