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  • Demetrius And The Riot In Ephesus Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 15, 2017
     | 3,742 views

    Luke had one more story to tell of Paul’s time spent in Ephesus, before he could begin the narrative of Paul’s third missionary journey. He could not leave Ephesus without relating the story of the silversmiths’ riot. The fact that it was a good story..

    September 27, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.D.3.h: Demetrius and the Riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:23-41) Acts 19:23-41 (KJV) 23 And the same time there arose no small stir ...read more

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

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 26, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,016 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

  • Practice Hospitality

    Contributed by Timothy Bokka on Nov 19, 2018
     | 181 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

  • How Sad Is A Person With No Mission? Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 22, 2014
     | 2,322 views

    Do you know your mission? There are many types of missions, grow and develop... Gaius, Diotreshes, Demetrius... Be a missionary...

  • Wisdom For Living From The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 28, 2018
     | 744 views

    1. Walk in the Way of Christ (vs. 23). 2. Observe our opposition (vs. 23-29). 3. Find help from godly friends (vs. 30-31). 4. Remember the good that government can do (vs. 31-41).

    Wisdom for Living from the Word of God The Book of Acts - Part 70 Acts 19:23-41 (Initial reading: vs. 23-29) Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - January 18, 2015 BACKGROUND: *In tonight's Scripture, Paul was on his third missionary journey. His team was reaching many people ...read more

  • As Others See Us

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 23,672 views

    John the Elder writes an appraisal of three church members: Gaius - who serves others, Diotrephes - who hinders others, and Demetrius - who attracts others.

    AS OTHERS SEE US The third letter of John is one of the shortest in the New Testament but it has much to say to us. It’s a warm and honest pastoral letter. A straight from the shoulder message from a pastor to his people. Where encouragement and commendation are ...read more

  • Two "Weddings" And A "Funeral" Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,451 views

    In the characters of III John, Gaius, Demetrius, and Diotrephes, we learn how to bond and we discover what kills relationships. Designed for "punctuation" by organ music between the sections.

  • Paul's Statement Of His Plans: Jerusalem & Rome Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 14, 2017
     | 1,203 views

    Luke interrupts his story of Paul’s work in Ephesus briefly in order to tell us about the travel plans of the apostle and then moves on to tell about the riot caused by Demetrius. He explains that Paul’s aim was to visit Macedonia, Achaia, Jerusalem....

    September 17, 2015 By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.D.3.g: Paul's Statement of His Plans: Jerusalem & Rome (Acts 19:21-22) Acts 19:21-22 (KJV) 21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, ...read more

  • The Deception Of Self-Interests

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,250 views

    Selfish ambitions are deceitfully misleading

    The Deception of Self-Interests (Acts 19:24-29) 1. Have you ever stopped to consider all the ways that selfish people deceive? Demetrius is an example of a man who allowed his selfish interests to deceive himself and thousands of others. Dr. Luke wrote, “Demetrius said to his workers, “Men, ...read more

  • Tail Of The Tiger

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,044 views

    As Paul went about preaching the gospel, there was a predictable reaction from the enemy of that gospel. This passage helps us understand why the gospel angers people, how they express that anger, and the way that anger is calmed.

    Passage: Acts 19:23-41 Intro: Poewr Point picture of a tiger. 1. would you go up and twist the tail of this animal, or stick your finger in its eye? 2. if you did, you would expect a reaction. 3. most of us avoid doing things that make other people angry. 4. but as we are discovering in Acts, ...read more

  • A Tale Of Three Men

    Contributed by Chris Johnson on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,612 views

    We look at three New Testament men--two good examples; one, bad.

    This third Epistle of John is a letter about three men. Their names are Gaius [GAY us], Diotrephes, and Demetrius. Two of the men stand in sharp contrast to the other one. Let’s look at these two first. I. GAIUS—the person to whom the epistle is addressed. A. Shown evidence in his life ...read more

  • The Last Words Of John Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Feb 23, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,441 views

    These are the last recorded words of John. One’s last words often tell us where his priorities were.

    John’s third letter is addressed to Gaius, "my dear friend." The central thought is found in verse eleven: "Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God." Imitate good people. Don’t ...read more

  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,031 views

    John gives us two different characters in this passage. One is good, one is bad. The ugly part comes in when John tells us what he is going to do to the bad

    3 John 9-12 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Introduction A. Guess what we are going to finish up 3 John today. Wow that was quick B. The Good The Bad The Ugly C. It is common to hear those words together D. John Fedko sometimes uses then to show sports highlights/lowlights E. Various other ...read more

  • Who Are You Imitating?

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Feb 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,773 views

    Don't imitate what is evil, but rather what is good. Even in the church and even in leadership we can find poor examples. We shouldn't walk after the example of men and women like Diotrephes. We should instead follow the example of men and women who exhib

    Who are you imitating? 6/14/09 Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Greg Tabor Text: 3 John (NIV) Let’s look at the introduction to John’s letter: 1The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that ...read more

  • The Church That Heard "Well Done"

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Oct 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,859 views

    What kind of church do you like? What kind do I like? Does it really matter? How about, what kind of church does God like? Here’s the story of a church that heard well done. It was not a church without problems. But it was a church that had the heartbeat

    The Church Which Heard God Say “Well Done” Or, 5 “I’s” (One Capital I, Three Little I, One Big I) 3 John Stewardship of Missions Sunday, January 24, 2010 3 John 1:1-14 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest ...read more