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  • Beware Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec 9, 2019
     | 183 views

    If Jesus is not in control of your church it is not a church. It is a religious club often managed by a Diotrephes.

    3 John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, ...read more

  • The Disease Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Mar 21, 2019
     | 1,256 views

    Diotrephes was a trouble maker trying to run the church. Paul tells Gaius he will deal with him when he comes. Peace is possible in spite of those who love to be first.

    THE DISEASE OF DIOTREPHES SCRIPTURE: KJV III John 1:9 “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. (v. 10) Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content ...read more

  • 3 John Lesson 3 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 15, 2019
     | 2,291 views

    How to treat good preachers, and correct those who mistreat others.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. This letter centers around four men: John: the writer and protector of God’s work Gaius: looked after traveling preachers Diotrephes: an egotistical leader who mistreated traveling preachers Demetrius: a leader of good reputation 2. They represent ...read more

  • Practice Hospitality

    Contributed by Timothy Bokka on Nov 19, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,214 views

    Lessons from the 3rd John for a blessed Christian walk

    INTRODUCTION In the New Testament, there are 21 letters and 3rd John is the smallest of all the letters. The author is Apostle John. It has only one chapter comprising of 14 verses highlighting the concept of Hospitality, pursuing good and shunning evil. Three individuals and few lessons about them ...read more

  • We Love To Be First

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 30, 2016
     | 5,271 views

    Segmented Narrative sermon which follows a selfish/self-absorbed family that illustrates that "We Love to Be First"

    WE LOVE TO BE FIRST 3 JOHN 1:1-14 #mefirst THREAD: WE LOVE TO BE FIRST READ 3 John 1:1-14 “The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. ...read more

  • Ch.ch.ch.changes Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 7, 2016
     | 4,654 views

    Some people will change when they see the light. Others change only when they feel the heat. Change is an odd thing - everyone wants to change, but few actually do.

    “Ch.Ch.Ch.Ch.Changes” 3 John After watching sales falling off for three straight months at Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Colonel called the Pope and asked a favor. ''I need you to change the daily prayer from, 'Give us this day our daily bread' to 'Give us this day our daily ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Men

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 14, 2016
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     | 4,424 views

    Gaius was a personal friend of John’s and receives a warm greeting in this letter, but then John contrasts two men in the church who are acting in opposition to one another and what Christ has called us to do.

    A Tale of Two Men 3 John Introduction - Tonight we will examine 3 John and see a very familiar theme -- John’s writings later in his life all surround a reminder for the entire church -- The reminder is regarding faithfulness to what we have been taught - This letter is ...read more

  • Response To The Truth Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 25, 2015
     | 3,968 views

    We are to love and live the truth.

    There is something about brevity that makes a message all that more emphatic. I was pacing up and down a hallway outside a delivery room on April 16, 1976. I was trying to be calm and collected, but I acted more like a caged lion. Suddenly a big door swung open and a gowned nurse was holding ...read more

  • Faithful Fellow Workers

    Contributed by Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Jul 22, 2015
     | 4,151 views

    No one is an island in God's kingdom, we all need other people to work together in love, unity and with sincerity before successes can be achieved in the services of God. Paul enjoyed the fellowship of several men and women that worked with him faithfuly

    FAITHFUL FELLOW WORKERS Study Texts: Titus 1:1, 3 John 1 – 14 Intoduction: - The Bible is full of a faithful band of men and women who traveled the ancient world preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. - The most prominent person in this great commission was the apostle ...read more

  • The Cowboy Postcard

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jan 30, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,225 views

    In the old silent movies you could tell the good guys by their white hats and the villains by their black hats. There are two "good guys" and one "bad guy" in this short postcard. This Bible study examines them and their character.

    The Cowboy Postcard Series: New Testament Postcards Chuck Sligh January 27, 2013 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to 3 John INTRODUCTION We have a tendency to look at the past through rose-tinted glasses. Have you ever heard anyone talk about “the good old days”? Well, the ...read more

  • Dealing With The Preacher-Eaters

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 24, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,852 views

    Sons of Diotrephes will arise among the churches. The people of God are responsible to recognise their presence and to expose their evil work.

    “I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who ...read more

  • “diotrephes & Demetrius – A Cantankerous & A Consistent Christian” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 26, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,525 views

    John contrasts a God centered Christian with a self centered Christian.

    In the book of Third John, we read a tale of three Christians - Gaius, who John commended; Diotrephes, who John saw as cantankerous; and Demetrius, who John cited as being consistent in His walk with Christ. Last time we considered what John has to say about Gaius - a commendable Christian. Now ...read more

  • "Gaius - A Commendable Christian” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 22, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,331 views

    Gaius was a believer who is commended by the Apostle John for two things that all believers should seek to have be true of them.

    In the book of Third John, we read a tale of three Christians - Gaius, who John commended; Diotrephes, who John saw as cantankerous; and Demetrius, who John cited as being consistent in His walk with Christ. John identifies himself here as “the elder,” which is a term that is used ...read more

  • The Divisive And The Godly Minister

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 13, 2012
     | 3,506 views

    This is the very reason that this 3rd letter of John was written. There was a divisive leader in the church who was causing serious problems. In writing, John covers the traits of the divisive leader and he tells us how to handle him.

    A divisive leader is one of the most serious problems to ever confront a church. When a church has within its ranks a divisive leader, the very life and ministry of the church are threatened. A divisive leader always carries a church through one of its most traumatic experiences. He usually ...read more

  • How To Kill A Church

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,955 views

    This message deals with how the members of a church can kill the church without recognizing it.

    How To Kill A Church Calvary 10/9/2011 Ephesians 4:1-6 Psalm 133 3 John 1:5-13 We have a started a new series for the next four weeks and the topic is “Moving Things To The Next Level.” There are times in our lives, when we want to get one result, but we actually ...read more