1. The Certain Return and Judgment of Christ (1:1-12)
2. Events That Must Occur Before Christ's Return (2:1-17)
3. Proper Conduct While Awaiting Christ's Return (3:1-18)
VERSES TO MEMORIZE
1:7 And to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord
Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.
1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God,
and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord
1:9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the
presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.
2:10 And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,
because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they
might be saved.
2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which
you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
3:6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks
disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received
3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone
will not work, neither shall he eat.
3:14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that
person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.
3:15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
KEY VERSES AND PASSAGES
1:3-10 The justice of God will prevail at the second coming.
2:2 Some were counterfeiting letters as if they had been written by
2:3-12 This is a description of some things that must happen before the
second coming of Christ. The person described in this passage
is not called "the Anti-Christ." He is referred to as "the
man of sin." He shows himself that he is God. He will be
around until Jesus returns and will be destroyed at that time.
Notice that when people do not love the truth and will not obey
it, God allows them to believe strong delusions-because
they have pleasure in unrighteousness.
3:6 Those who will not work are disorderly, but so are any who
deliberately depart from any New Testament doctrine.
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