Posts with the tag “3-john”

The Little Letters - End of Week 5
by Timothy Gillespie on July 22nd, 2023
INTROThe following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.OPENWho is someone in the course of your faith journey that made a major impact on you and the kind of Christian you are or want to become?HEADRead 3 John together and share any wisdom, insights, or questions in respons...  Read More
The Little Letters - Day 33
by Timothy Gillespie on July 20th, 2023
12 Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.This is a classic redirect! He went from admonishing Gaius to not be like Diotrephes to showing him a better way with Demetrius. Perhaps we can take a couple of things away from this. 1) That young people are sometimes in need of mentors. 2) In any given communit...  Read More
The Little Letters - Day 32
by Timothy Gillespie on July 19th, 2023
11 Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.“These verses comprise the didactical climax of the epistle.”What does that even mean? Well, “didactical” means to instruct, and to instruct excessively! So this basically means it is the heart ...  Read More
The Little Letters - Day 31
by Timothy Gillespie on July 18th, 2023
9 I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us. 10 When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusations he is making against us. Not only does he refuse to welcome the traveling teachers, he also tells others not to help them. And when they do help, he puts them out of the church.So, even in the e...  Read More
The Little Letters - Day 30
by Timothy Gillespie on July 17th, 2023
5 Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. 6 They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. 7 For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. 8 So we ourselves should ...  Read More
The Little Letters - Day 29
by Timothy Gillespie on July 16th, 2023
1 This letter is from John, the elder.I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.2 Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 Some of the traveling teachers recently returned and made me very happy by telling me about your faithfulness and that you are living according to the truth. 4 I could have no greater joy ...  Read More