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New Testament Notes

The Third Epistle of John

The following notes are intended to supplement, not replace, the readings from the Bible and the text book.
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III John

The author and the themes parallel those of 1 & 2 John.
The epistle is addressed to a man names Gaius, whom John calls a dear friend. It is written to commend Gaius for helping Christian strangers in need, and to warn him against Diotrephes.


3 John v.5-7 - Gaius has helped traveling evangelists and missionaries.
3 John v.9 - Diotrephes was trying to take control of the local church.
3 John v.12 - John commends Demetrius

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