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3 John 1:5

Read Introduction to 3 John   “Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers…”   Now we begin the body of the epistle to 3rd John.  The book of 3rd John revolves around the portraits of three men: Gaius, Diotrephes (v. 9), and...

3 John 1:4

Read Introduction to 3 John   “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”   I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth “Walk” is a metaphor for live.  “Walk” has to do with how we conduct our lives.  Those who...

3 John 1:3

Read Introduction to 3 John   ”For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.”   For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified Christians from Asia Minor came to testify to John...

3 John 1:2

Read Introduction to 3 John   “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”   Beloved, John calls Gaius “beloved” for the second time in two short verses.  I pray that you may prosper in all things...

3 John 1:1

Read Introduction to 3 John   “THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth….”   THE ELDER, John asserts his authority as an “elder” because of a conflict with Diotrephes discussed later in the chapter.  He has a special prerogative as an apostle. ...