3 John: Supporting the Office

(15 verses, 3:01 to read)


What I am about to READ

  • Christian Hospitality and the Office of the Ministry


  • The Apostle John’s rejoices over Gaius’ faith in the Gospel (1-4).
  • The Good Work of Supporting Men in the Office of the Ministry (5-8).
  • The Wicked Word of Diotrephes (9-11).
  • Conclusion (12-13).


  • There’s a lot going on in these 15 verses, but let me ask some questions for a change.
  • What is the “truth” that John is talking about in verse 3 and how does one “walk” in it?
  • Who are the visitors that Gaius had supported? Why was their work so important?
  • In what way is Diotrephes harmful to the church? In your answer consider John’s “authority” and why that is important.
  • “Testimony” comes up again and again in John’s writings. Why does his testimony matter so much?


  • Prayer: Heavenly Father, I give thanks to you for the great gift of the truth, that Jesus has come in the flesh and has died for my sins so I might walk in the truth of the Gospel in faith. Teach me to recognize the Christ’s doctrine when it is purely taught so I would be fortified against false teachers who enslave consciences under the devil’s lies. Amen.

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-Pastor A. Brian Flamme


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