3 JOHN – ALEXANDER SCOURBY


This also is a private letter written, some time after First John, to his personal friend, Gaius. There was some confusion about receiving certain evangelists. Gaius had received them while Diotrephes had opposed their reception. He commends Gaius for his Christian hospitality and character.

Analysis.

  1. Greeting, 1.
  2. Prayer for his posterity, 2.
  3. Commends his godly walk, 3-4.
  4. Commends his hospitality, 5-8.
  5. Complaint against Diotrephes, 9-10.
  6. Test of relation to God, and worth of Demetrius, 11-12.
  7. Conclusion, 13-14.

For Study and Discussion.

  • (1) The character of Gaius and Diotrephes.
  • (2) Christian hospitality.
  • (3) Such words as truth, sincerity and reality.

LISTEN TO 3 JOHN READ BY ALEXANDER SCOURBY


3 John

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in health; I know that it is well with your soul. For I greatly rejoiced when some of the brethren arrived and testified to the truth of your life, as indeed you do follow the truth. No greater joy can I have than this, to hear that my children follow the truth.

3 John 1:2‭-‬4 RSV

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