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Lesson 6: 2 John 8-9

2 John 8-9
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

Background Information
The phrase ”which we have wrought” refers to the things that we have done. The word wrought is an old way of saying worked.

The word doctrine basically means teaching.

In Matthew 25:14-30 of the related Scriptures, a talent is a unit of money.

Related Scriptures
Matthew 25:14-30
John 3:36
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
2 Corinthians 5:10
Colossians 2:18-19 (Warns against trying to replace spiritual life with empty religion.)
Hebrews 11:6
1 John 4:15
1 John 5:1
Revelation 3:7-13 (Jesus is speaking.)
Revelation 22:12 (Jesus is speaking.)


1.Comparing 2 John 8-9 with 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, is it possible to lose some of the reward God has for His faithful servants without being lost?

2. While we are saved by faith as a free gift from God, our performance as Christians will be judged by what we do (our works). a) How do our text and related Scriptures suggest God will respond to faithful obedience? b) What do they warn can happen? c) Whose responsibility is it to make sure we don’t lose part –or all--of our reward?

3. Is God present in the life of the person who has rejected what the Bible says about Jesus?

4. Who does the Bible say are present in the life of the person who remains in the doctrine of Jesus?

5. Jesus taught many things. What was the one key thing he taught if we are to be saved? (Hint see John 3:14-16 if you are in doubt.)

6. What do 1 John 4:15 and 5:1 say must be believed for one to be of God?

7. Does the person who denies that Jesus is Who He claimed to be have a valid claim of being a Christian?

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