A Sermon on 2 John

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bookslover

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We heard an excellent sermon from 2 John this morning. It was refreshing.

In my nearly 40 years as a Christian, that's the first sermon I've ever heard from 2 John, as far as I remember. Christians are always being counseled to receive the whole counsel of God, but it seems that some books are preached from almost constantly, while other books are almost completely ignored.

As I say, it was really refreshing to hear this sermon this morning.
 

TheOldCourse

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We heard an excellent sermon from 2 John this morning. It was refreshing.

In my nearly 40 years as a Christian, that's the first sermon I've ever heard from 2 John, as far as I remember. Christians are always being counseled to receive the whole counsel of God, but it seems that some books are preached from almost constantly, while other books are almost completely ignored.

As I say, it was really refreshing to hear this sermon this morning.

I wonder if it has to do with the relatively shorter spans of ministry (and membership) in particular churches these days. In my life I think I've only been at one church where the pastor had been there more than 10 years. In three of them (two NAPARC) my pastor moved on to another call well before then. It's understandable why a newish pastor would want to make sure they hit some of the obvious books, both because they are more familiar with them and there is material of central importance in them, before delving into those that are relatively obscure. I do particularly enjoy it when these less-tread parts of Scripture are unfolded in worship for us, however.
 
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Romans922

Puritan Board Professor
We heard an excellent sermon from 2 John this morning. It was refreshing.

In my nearly 40 years as a Christian, that's the first sermon I've ever heard from 2 John, as far as I remember. Christians are always being counseled to receive the whole counsel of God, but it seems that some books are preached from almost constantly, while other books are almost completely ignored.

As I say, it was really refreshing to hear this sermon this morning.

That's sad.

I've noticed similar trends and a few years ago began preaching through (obviously easier with AM and PM worship) those not often preached books. I started this because I'd hear people from my congregation make side comments at times like, "I don't know much about the Song of Solomon" <-- which now having preached it I consider one of the most awesome books in Scripture. :)

So I've preached through Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel, Song of Solomon, Zechariah, Jonah, Obadiah, Malachi, and currently in 1/2 Chronicles. I preached through John's epistles following preaching through the Gospel of John, Jude as well.

I don't say this to boast or anything, but as an encouragement to Pastors on the PB to preach on these books. They are gold mines! Hidden, you might think, but they ought not to be hidden.
 
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Pilgrim

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I think this is probably one of those "Your mileage may vary" things, although these epistles definitely aren't among the most popular sermon texts. But I'm pretty sure I've heard more than one message (and even series) on both 2 John and 3 John.

I'd say the most neglected books in my experience are the Prophets, both "Major" and "Minor," especially with regard to preaching through the whole book.
 
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