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I. Introduction 1:1-4
A. Loving in truthfulness v.1
3 John 1 :1 1:1 The 1elder to 2Gaius the abeloved, whom I blove in 3ctruthfulness.
B. Prospering in all things and in health v.2
3 John 1 :2 1:2 Beloved, concerning 1all things I 2wish that you may 3prosper and be in 4health, even as your 5soul 3prospers.
C. Walking in the truth vv. 3-4
3 John 1 :3 1:3 For I 1rejoiced greatly at the brothers' coming and atestifying to 2your steadfastness in the truth, even as you 3walk in 4truth.
3 John 1 :4 1:4 I have no greater joy than these things, that I hear that my achildren are walking in the btruth.
II. Hospitality to the traveling workers vv. 5-8
A. Given faithfully, in love, and in a manner worthy of God vv. 5-6
3 John 1 :5 1:5 aBeloved, you do bfaithfully in 1whatever you have wrought for the brothers, and this for 2cstrangers,
3 John 1 :6 1:6 Who atestified to your 1love before the 2church; whom you 3will do well to bsend forward in a manner 4cworthy of God;
B. By the fellow workers in the truth vv. 7-8
3 John 1 :7 1:7 For on behalf of the 1aName they went out, taking nothing from the 2Gentiles.
3 John 1 :8 1:8 We therefore ought to 1support such ones that we may become afellow workers in the 2truth.
III. Imitation not of the evil but of the good vv. 9-12
A. The self-exalting and domineering Diotrephes — an evil pattern vv. 9-11
3 John 1 :9 1:9 I wrote something to the 1church; but 2Diotrephes, who loves 3to be afirst among them, does not 4receive us.
3 John 1 :10 1:10 For this reason, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he does, 1babbling against us with 2evil words; and not being satisfied with these, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those intending to do so he forbids and acasts out of the church.
3 John 1 :11 1:11 Beloved, do not aimitate the 1bevil, but the good. He who 2does cgood is 3of God; he who 4does evil has 5dnot seen God.
B. The well-reported Demetrius — a good example v.12
3 John 1 :12 1:12 To 1Demetrius atestimony has been borne by 2all and by the 3truth itself; and 4we also testify, and you know that our testimony is 5btrue.
IV. Conclusion vv. 13-14
A. The hope for closer fellowship vv. 13-14a
3 John 1 :13 1:13 I had amany things to write to you, but I do not want to write to you with ink and pen;
B. Mutual greetings v.14
3 John 1 :14 1:14 But I 1ahope to see you shortly, and we will speak 2face to face. Peace to you. The bfriends greet you. Greet the friends by cname.
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