JOHN-3 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 1
JOHN-3 TOTAL VERSES: 14
TOTAL WORDS: 299
DATE WRITTEN: 90 AD
Acting In Faith, Praises for hospitality.
John, Gaius, Diotrephes, Demetrius.
BOOK OF JOHN-3 KEY VERSES:
1:4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.
1:11: Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
The author of this Book is John son of Zebedee. The apostle of Jesus and the author of the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation. He was a first Cousin of Jesus. The letter is difficult to date with certainty but is likely written around 85-95 AD. John was mostly in Ephesus, and this letter cites an addressee Gaius, a man commended for his hospitality. The letter praises Gaius (his friend and a leader in the church) for providing Christian teachers the use of his home and monetary means. He is urged to receive only good men, which were known by their works and to avoid evil men. The letter also reproves Diotrephes for not supporting and for resisting against John’s leadership.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1: Hospitality. Greeting and prayer. Gaius commended for his piety and hospitality. Diotrephes evil example is not to be followed. Praise For Demetrius. Particular testimony for the good report of Demetrius. Last words I hope to see you soon.