(3Jo 1:9-11) Diotrephes: A bad example. a. There is not a person on earth who cannot grow in the area of love. John the Baptist wore a garment of camel’s hair, Matthew 3:4, “Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.” Elijah 2 Kings 1:8, “They answered him, ‘He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins.’ Prophets 2. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church. Let's plunge right into our study of the Bible and see what we can learn about Biblical living! When most people think of John’s letters they think of one word, “love.” And they are right to do so. The 3 John Bible study tool is designed to teach the Body of Christ Biblical truths about the Book of 3 John. i. 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What can we learn of Nicodemus from the following verses from the Gospel of John? Pauline Epistles c. Taking nothing from the Gentiles: The ancient world of the early church was filled with the missionaries and preachers of various religions, and they often supported themselves by taking offerings from the general public. "To begin with, a man named Diotrephes had assumed an unwarranted and pernicious authority in the church, so much so that by the time of the writing of this letter John's own authority had been challenged and those who had been sympathetic to John had been excommunicated from the local assembly. iii. 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Moreover, due to this struggle, traveling missionaries had been rudely treated, including probably an official delegation from John." 3. Who might Nicodemus mean in verse 2 when he says “we”? There is no clear evidence when the book was written or where it was written from. Our friends greet you: In addition to a familiar blessing of peace upon Gaius, John also reminded him (and us) of the common ties of Christians - even if they are separated by miles, they are still friends in Jesus, and appropriately they should greet one another. John 1:1-5 Jesus Christ is The Word! Nothing pleased John more than to know that his children walk in truth. It includes historical insights, word definitions, discussion questions, assignments, and leader's guide.Format: WorkbookNumber of Lessons:14Number of Pages: 160 1, 2 & 3 John, LifeChange Bible Study (9780891091141) by Karen Hinckley Scripture Quiz —in John 1:1-34. We might say that John 3 is a "must read" chapter of the Bible. We hope that at the end of the study, those around you will be able to see the difference. The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. See John 3:25-26 (printed below) What is their concern? The New Testament And wasn’t there also a king named Herod? -------------------- We can imagine a man like Diotrephes, a leader in the church in some city, looking at John and saying to himself, "Why should these big shot apostles get all the attention and honor? Who was John the Apostle in the Bible? Whatever God gives us to do, we should do it faithfully. If you believe that you are fallen, then walk wary of your fallenness. Prophets Here's a Bible study quiz from John chapter one, the first 34 verses. e. Do not imitate what is evil, but what is good: John gave us two clear examples, one good (Gaius) and one bad (Diotrephes), and he now applies the point - follow the good, for we serve a good God and those who follow Him will likewise do good. a. "The word signifieth … to talk big bubbles of words … it is a metaphor taken from over-seething pots, that send forth a foam; or … from overcharged stomachs, that must needs belch." Love is the greatest of all of Christ’s attributes that He wants us to copy in our lives. But Diotrephes: John publicly rebuked a man named Diotrephes, and he rebuked him by name. a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things: The word for prosper literally means "to have a good journey." And pride would lead him, like many others, to destruction. (Matthew 10:40-41) This should make us consider how we receive and help those who are preach the gospel. His malicious gossip against the apostles showed what kind of man he really was. Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. Historical Books Author. Luke-Acts Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 1 Samuel 30:21-25 shows this principle, where the spoils are distributed equally among those who fought and those who supported. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. The Rochester Studies are a set of bible study discussion questions used in a non-denominational bible study in Rochester, New York. Luke-Acts In this Bible study participants are encouraged to apply God's Word to their life. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. -------------------- The example of Diotrephes shows that those who love to have the preeminence also love to use whatever power they think they have as a sword against others. Who was "Nicodemus" (John 3:1)? The New Testament Johannine Writings in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. ii. It is not walking in the truth, or else some would suppose it meant that John was overjoyed because they were sound in doctrine, and cared little for anything else. Instead, he followed the clear command of the Scriptures (Romans 16:17) and the example of other apostles (2 Timothy 4:14-15). What is the basis of Christian fellowship? But would also be an excellent resource if you are looking to study 1,2,&3 john on your own. Perhaps he does not directly refer to himself for the same reason he does not directly refer to his readers in 2 John - the threat of persecution may be making direct reference unwise; and of course, unnecessary. Jesus said that when we see Him face to face some will hear the words, well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Major Prophets Prophets King David understood that the supply lines were just as vital as the soldiers, and God would reward both soldiers and supporters properly and generously. Our collection of Bible Studies for Women include small group DVD studies, individual studies, favorite authors, Christian Book studies, studies for mothers, and Bible Study Downloads. Some have wrongly taken this as a guarantee of perpetual wealth and perfect health for the Christian. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! i. The Gospels (3Jo 1:2-4) A blessing for faithful Gaius. The abbreviation used in Latin was SVBEEV, meaning Si vales, bene est; ego valeo - "If you are well, it is good; I am well.". The thing about love is that it easy to say we love others, but much harder to actually do. The Bible questions are not trivia. Also, select the version and then click the "Search the Bible" button. BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS. The New Testament For this purpose we have included many discussion questions which can help guide discussion in your group. (2) - That he may prosper and be in health, just as his soul prospers 4) What gave John his greatest joy? You will receive our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews in .epub and .pdf versions delivered to your inbox. -------------------- -------------------- Minor Prophets 14:14). His joyous survey did include their orthodoxy in creed, but it reached far beyond." The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. Minor Prophets If you believe you are a child of God, then walk like a child of heaven. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible © 2006 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Author: The Book of 3 John does not directly name its author. a. Demetrius has a good testimony from all: John recommended this man to Gaius. Wisdom Literature John 1:19-34 John the Baptist! It is the sin of Satan, who was unwilling to be what God had created him to be and who desired rather to be 'like the Most High' (Isa. Poetical Books The Old Testament Major Prophets ii. Our friends greet you. 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Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. What is the theme that emerges from the pages of 1 John? Greet the friends by name. d. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth: John's goodwill towards Gaius came from his understanding that he walked in the truth. i. Christians must first see that they are doing something to help the spread of the gospel. Rather they help you to learn the message of the scripture. -------------------- This was in contrast to the humble hospitality of Gaius, who walked in the truth. Johannine Writings For the NT only the CEV, ESV, NASB & NIV versions have voice available. d. In a manner worthy of God: Christians are not only called to help, but to help in a manner worthy of God. It is the opposite of the nature of Christ 'who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant'.". Challenges of the First Christmas – Pressing on in Obedience. a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper i… i. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy For this purpose we have included many discussion questions which can help guide discussion in your group. Questions about 3 John. To the beloved Gaius: We don't know if this specific Gaius is connected with the other men by this name mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 19:19, 20:4; 1 Corinthians 1:14; Romans 16:23). 5. The Elder: The writer of this book identifies himself simply as the Elder. It was excellent for our needs ( little prep time, good questions, getting us into the truth of scripture). This phrase as so common that sometimes it was condensed into only initials, and everyone knew what the writer meant just from the initials. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The Gospels - The Sovereign's must: He must increase . iii. The New Testament General Epistles However, any such public rebuke must be made only when necessary, and we must be careful to not judge a brother against any standard that we ourselves would not be judged (Matthew 7:1-2). (Matthew 25:21) Of the good servant, it is said he was faithful. - The Sinner's must: you must be born again . Look at my ministry! i. (13-14a) John explains such a short letter to Gaius. Our friends greet you. John 2:1-12 The Cana Wedding! Below are some preliminary questions to assist in the study of this passage. d. Putting them out of the church: Diotrephes not only used his influence to forbid others from showing hospitality to John or his associates; he even tried to excommunicate those who tried to show such hospitality. Please feel free to copy the questions and answers for easier or further study. iii. 3. While the book of Mark is an excellent choice as well, it is hard to argue against John. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point b. Pentateuch Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. I had many things to write: We can sympathize with John's preference for personal, face to face communication rather than the writing of letters. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Much of the discussion of this epistle presupposes that material and will not, therefore, be repeated in great detail. THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Pauline Epistles This was the nature of Diotrephes' slander, though, of course, the words were no less evil in that they were groundless." Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. i. (Boice), ii. The class book is suitable for teens and up. 2. i. 1. Poetical Books Nicodemus was both “a man of the Pharisees” and “a ruler of the Jews” (John 3:1). His walk of truth was noticed by others, and they could talk about it because they saw it. 1 For a more general introduction, see the introductions to 1 John and 2 John (which should be posted soon!). The Old Testament i. John did not excommunicate Diotrephes, though as an apostle he had the authority to do so. Yet we are thankful that John was forced to write, so that we have the record of this letter of 3 John. 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