2 John 1:1-1:4
John writes as an elder. The elder has a twofold meaning: (1) seniority (referring to age), a senior citizen. (2) Title (referring to office), minister or teacher. The Elect lady, to whom this letter is addressed, could refer to a prominent lady in the church, or a reference to the local church (bride of Christ). Truth is the theme of this epistle. The truth is the body of doctrine of the apostles. We defend the truth…forever. We live in grace, mercy and peace through truth and love. WE are to walk in truth…obey Jesus’ commandments.