Understanding the Scriptures
|The elder (v. 1)||The Apostle John|
|My children (v. 4)||Members John had taught or presided over|
|Borne witness of thy charity (v. 6)||Told of your love and kindness|
|Bring forward on their journey after a godly sort (v. 6)||Help them on their journey in a way approved by God|
|Loveth to have the preeminence (v. 9)||Likes to put himself first|
|Prating against us with malicious words (v. 10)||Accuse falsely|
|Salute (v. 14)||Send their greetings|
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study 3 John.
Write a Description
Imagine you have an artist friend who paints pictures of people based on how they act, not on how they look. Read 3 John and write for the artist a brief paragraph describing what you think Gaius, Diotrephes, and Demetrius were each like, giving reasons for your descriptions.