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Meditation on 3 John Part verse 12

Meditation on 3 John Part verse 12

August 25, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John Demetrius is obviously a servant of the gospel in someway. Probably someone who was helping John, and is now going on some sort of errand or mission for John and is going to be passing through. Remember Diotrophes has refused to welcome the brothers (v.10), and seems against acknowledging any authority of John […]

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Mediation on 3 John verse 11 Part 3

Mediation on 3 John verse 11 Part 3

August 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John Whoever does good is from God and whoever does evil has not seen God. There is one other thing I want to point out about this verse. Those who do evil are not “evil”. They are not called those who hate God, although they may. Those who do good are from God, but […]

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Meditation on 3 John verse 11 part 2

Meditation on 3 John verse 11 part 2

August 17, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John Whoever does good is from God and whoever does evil has not seen God. This is an important thing to understand. Many have used this to try and justify many people as from God. Gandhi did good, right? Therefore Gandhi is from God. What about Mother Teresa? She did good, thus, she is […]

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Meditation on 3 John

Meditation on 3 John

August 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John John gives us the statement to imitate good rather than evil. And then whoever does good is from God. This seems like a simply statement that is a no brainer. However, when we honestly access ourselves, how often do we want to give someone “some of their own medicine” or we can’t wait […]

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Meditation 3 John Part 6

Meditation 3 John Part 6

August 6, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John Diotrophes here also shows us the dangers of bad leaders. Tyranny. Diotrophes not only opposes helping out the missionaries, he will put those who do help out of the church. I mention this separately because we live in a day and age where among Reformed churches Diotrophes is making a come back. Denominations […]

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Meditation on 3 John Part 5

Meditation on 3 John Part 5

August 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John Diotrephes is one of the more wicked people in the Bible, but we seldom remember him. He is mentioned only here, but read it again and see how deep his depravity goes. Diotrephes desires to be first. This desire to be the leader, to be the head honcho, means he is opposing everyone […]

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Meditation on 3 John Part 4

Meditation on 3 John Part 4

July 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John If we are fellow workers with these missionaries as John states in verse 8 then we need to take our support seriously. Now John is referring to the support Gaius gave in giving hospitality, and probably some of the financial provisions that he in all likelihood gave to them. I would say this […]

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Meditation on 3 John Part 3

Meditation on 3 John Part 3

July 17, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John This meditation may be a bit practical, but 3 John is nothing if not direct and practical. John wants us to be encouraged to support missions. Missionaries ought to be able to go out and accept nothing from the Gentiles. By Gentiles here, John means unbelievers. A missionary should not be dependent on […]

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Mediation on 3 John Part 2

Mediation on 3 John Part 2

July 14, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John John says the hospitality shown by Gaius to strangers, who are brothers in Christ, is a faithful thing. Hospitality and receiving the brothers and sisters in Christ is a major theme of 3 John. But notice here the emphasis is that these brothers in Christ were strangers. This is not showing Christian hospitality […]

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Meditation on 3 John

Meditation on 3 John

July 11, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

3 John The first four verses of 3 John seem kind of plain. It is the regular sort of opening you would expect from a letter. What really is there to meditate upon in these verses? Sure we can see that we ought to be praying for others in verse 2. But I want to […]

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