3 John 1: Diotrephes, who loves to be first, does not receive us

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3 John 1
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THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
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For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
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I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
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Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers,
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who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well,
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because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
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We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.
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I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
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Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
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Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
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Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.
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I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink;
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but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

3 John 1:1-4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth

3 John 1:1-4
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THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
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For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
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I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

  1. Who was this letter from?
    • 3 John 1:1
      THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
  2. To whom was it written?
    • 3 John 1:1
      THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
  3. What was John's prayer?
    • 3 John 1:2
      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
  4. What had John heard that made him rejoice greatly?
    • 3 John 1:3
      For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
  5. How were they walking?
    • 3 John 1:3
      For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
  6. What gave John no greater joy?
    • 3 John 1:4
      I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

3 John 1:5-8

Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church

3 John 1:5-8
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Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers,
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who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well,
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because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
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We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

  1. Who were they faithfully helping?
    • 3 John 1:5
      Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers,
  2. What had he heard about their love?
    • 3 John 1:6
      who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well,
  3. Why had these brothers gone out?
    • 3 John 1:7
      because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
  4. What had they taken from the Gentiles?
    • 3 John 1:7
      because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles.
  5. How are we to receive such men?
    • 3 John 1:8
      We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.
  6. If we receive them, what will we become?
    • 3 John 1:8
      We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us

3 John 1:9-10
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I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
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Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.

  1. Who had John written to?
    • 3 John 1:9
      I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
  2. Who had wanted to have first place (preminence)?
    • 3 John 1:9
      I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
  3. Who had Diotrephes not received?
    • 3 John 1:9
      I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
  4. If John were to come, what would he call to mind?
    • 3 John 1:10
      Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
  5. What had Diotrephes done?
    • 3 John 1:10
      Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
  6. What kind of words had he spoken against John?
    • 3 John 1:10
      Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
  7. What had he forbidden others to do?
    • 3 John 1:10
      Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
  8. What did he do to those who received them?
    • 3 John 1:10
      Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.

3 John 1:11-12

Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true

3 John 1:11-12
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Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
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Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

  1. What are we not to imitate?
    • 3 John 1:11
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
  2. What are we to imitate?
    • 3 John 1:11
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
  3. Who is of God?
    • 3 John 1:11
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
  4. Who has not seen God?
    • 3 John 1:11
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
  5. Who did Demetrius from all?
    • 3 John 1:12
      Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.
  6. What else did he have a good testimony fomr?
    • 3 John 1:12
      Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

3 John 1:13-14

I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face

3 John 1:13-14
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I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink;
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but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

  1. How did John not want to communicate many other things?
    • 3 John 1:13
      I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink;
  2. Why did he hope to see them shortly?
    • 3 John 1:14
      but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
  3. How did John close this letter?
    • 3 John 1:14
      but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
  4. Who else sent greetings?
    • 3 John 1:14
      but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
  5. Who else did John tell to greet?
    • 3 John 1:14
      but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.