3 John: Three Men in a Church

Artwork for God’s Masterwork, Volume 7: The Final Word—A Survey of Hebrews-Revelation

On only a few rare occasions does the New Testament lift the veil and allow us entrance into the inner and intimate workings of a particular local church. This letter is one of those choice moments…and it's an interesting scene! John singles out three men for observation and instruction. Gaius, Diotrephes, and Demetrius, while actual personalities in the early church, represent three types in the church today. We’ll find much that is practical for our churches as we examine these 15 verses together. Pay close attention to each of these individuals. Not only will we see others portrayed in their lives, we may even see something of ourselves.