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3 John

3 John 1

3 John 1:1

By what title does the author John introduce himself in this letter?

John introduces himself as the elder.

What relationship does John have with Gaius, the one receiving this letter?

John loves Gaius in truth.

3 John 1:2-3

For what does John pray concerning Gaius?

John prays that Gaius would prosper in all things and be in health, as his soul prospers.

3 John 1:4

What is John’s greatest joy?

John’s greatest joy is to hear that his children are walking in the truth.

3 John 1:5

For whom did Gaius work?

Gaius worked for the brothers even though they were strangers.

3 John 1:6

In what manner did Gaius send the brothers on their journey?

He sent them out in a manner worthy of God.

3 John 1:7

Why did the brothers need help from the believers to send them out on their journey?

They needed help because they did not receive anything from the Gentiles.

3 John 1:8

Why does John say believers should welcome brothers such as these?

John says believers should welcome them so that they may be fellow-workers for the truth.

3 John 1:9

What does Diotrephes love?

Diotrephes loves to be first among the congregation.

What is Diotrephes’ attitude toward John?

Diotrephes does not receive John.

3 John 1:10

What will John do when he comes to Gaius and the congregation?

When John comes, he will remember Diotrephes’ evil deeds.

What does Diotrephes do with the brothers who were sent out?

Diotrephes does not receive the brothers.

What does Diotrephes do with those who receive these brothers?

Diotrephes forbids them from receiving the brothers and puts them out of the church.

3 John 1:11-13

What does John tell Gaius to imitate?

John tells Gaius to imitate what is good.

3 John 1:14-15

What does John expect to do in the future?

John expects to come and speak with Gaius in person.