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  • Dealing With Diotrephes

    Contributed by David Wilson on Feb 17, 2011
     | 4,287 views

    John writes a letter that commends his friend Gaius, encourages him, and assures him that the troublemaker Diotrephes would be dealt with.

    VERSES 1-2 FROM JOHN WITH LOVE Once again we have John addressing himself as the elder, which is more a title of authority than speaking of age. He addresses his letter to his dear friend Gaius and once again, as we saw in his gospel and his first two letter, emphasizes LOVE. He declares ...read more

  • The Disease Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Mar 21, 2019
     | 289 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

  • The Disease Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 26, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,922 views

    Does this ever happen today? Is there ever a time when you want to close the door of welcome on those who come seeking to fellowship with this church? with you? What are the ways we use to make people feel unwelcome?

  • The Spirit Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Tommy Jackson on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 5,101 views

    Could the spirit of some people be holding back the church?

    The Spirit Of Diotrephes (3 John 1:9 NIV) I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. (3 John 1:10 NIV) So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to ...read more

  • Practice Hospitality

    Contributed by Timothy Bokka on Nov 19, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 596 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

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

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 26, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,883 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

  • Dealing With The Preacher-Eaters

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 24, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,357 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.

  • As Others See Us

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 24,077 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

  • A Servant Attitude: Key To Success In Relationships

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 8, 2005
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,804 views

    The key to success in most jobs and ministries is "Knowing how to get alone with people." 3rd John is a study in contrasts between Gaius and Diotrephes.

    “A Servant Attitude: Key to Success in Relationships” Matthew 20:25-28 3 John 1-12 The Carnegie Foundation discovered that to be successful on the job, relational skills are far more important than knowledge. It’s research found that only 15 percent of a person’s success is determined by ...read more

  • Two "Weddings" And A "Funeral" Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,721 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.

    We really need to connect. We are made for fellowship, and if we do not connect with one another, we will dry up and die. We need to connect with God; and we need to connect with one another. When I was the Baptist chaplain at Howard University, it seemed that my students only knew ...read more

  • Who Are You Imitating?

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Feb 8, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,034 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 Divisive And The Godly Minister

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 13, 2012
     | 3,070 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

  • The Church Boss Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Apr 11, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,184 views

    If Christ is the head of the church, no bullying can ever be justified to bring about the result a leader desires. We must permit the Spirit of God to rule the church, and not mere mortals.

    “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

  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,119 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

  • It’s The Truth!

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 5, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,241 views

    Analysis of 3 John. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    SERMON OUTLINE: Analysis of 3 John. • (a). The encouragement of Gaius (vs 1-8) • (B). The criticism of Diotrephes (vs 9-10) • (c). The testimony of Demetrius (vs 11-12) Ill: A grandmother was looking after her two little grandchildren; • A 7-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old ...read more