Walking in Truth

Introduction: Here is a letter about 3 men in the Church. See which one you would like to be like.

1. Demetrius (3John 1:12)

“12Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.”

Demetrius was a credible and faithful man. You could depend on him!

2. Gaius (3John 1: 1-8)

“The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth….

..Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; 6Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: 7Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”

Gaius was a blessing! He had a heart for other people. I know some men and women like him!

3. Diotrephes (3John 1: 9-11)

“9I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 11Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.”

This man is one who wanted all the ATTENTION! Do you know any like him?

Conclusion: These three men in this Church are typical for today. What would John inspired by the Holy Spirit say about you or me?
Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese