3 John: Three Men in a Church, single message
This message is part 7 of the series God's Masterwork, Volume Seven: 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 we find the scene most interesting. Here are three men who are singled out by John for our observation and instruction. Gaius, Diotrephes, and Demetrius, while actual personalities in the early Church, represent for us three different types in the Church today. We’ll find much that is practical for our churches today as we examine these 15 verses together. Let’s pay close attention to each of these three individuals. Not only will we see others portrayed in their lives, we may even see something of ourselves.