A Plea For Holiness (3 John 11-15)

Verse 11 — Follow means to imitate. From this Greek word comes our English word“mimic.” We must be careful who we imitate. Even in Christian circles there are bad examples like Diotrophes. Demetrius was worthy of imitation, but not Diotrophes. This was probably encouragement from John not to give in to Diotrophes or to descend […]

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Contrasting Gaius and Diotrophes

Verse 9: In contrast to Gaius was Diotrophes: Gaius received the brethren, Diotrophes cast them out Gaius spoke truth, Diotrophes spoke lies. Gaius spread love, Diotrophes spread fear. It is possible that the church met in Diotrophes’ home which would have given him more power. He SOUGHT the PLACE of CHRIST. He loved to have […]

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