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What Kind of Example Are You?

What Kind of Example Are You? Lessons from the letters of John

3 John 1-12

I. GAIUS

    A. John’s opinion of him

      1. “Beloved…whom I love in the truth” (3 John 1; 2 Timothy 4:11; 1 Peter 5:12; 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:2)
      2. Prayer for wealth and health “just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2)

    B. Gaius’ faithfulness caused John’s joy (3 John 3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:6)
    C. Gaius’ support of missionaries (3 John 5-8)

II. DIOTREPHES

    A. A heart dominated by pride and love for power (3 John 9; Romans 12:3)
    B. Prating against John with malicious words (3 John 10; Ephesians 4:29)
    C. Refusing to receive traveling brethren (3 John 10)
    D. Forbidding the hospitality of others to the point of disfellowship (3 John 10)

III. DEMETRIUS

    A. Good testimony from all (3 John 12; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Timothy 3:7; Proverbs 22:1)
    B. Good testimony from John and his fellow workers (3 John 12)
    C. Good testimony from the truth (3 John 12; Romans 12:1-2)