Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "Later New Testament Epistles"
3 John

INTRODUCTION and OUTLINE

 

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BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1968

THIRD JOHN

 

Introduction: "This epistle is the converse of the former and shows who are to be received and helped in Christian work. Gains, to whom it is addressed, was once host to the apostle Paul (Rom. 16:23) and had been baptized by him (1 Cor. 1:14)."
(Smeeton)

 

  1. Greetings of a personal nature 1-4

  2. Instructions concerning: 5-10

    1. Itinerant Bible teachers 5-8

    2. Domineering Diotrophes' wicked decision 9-10

  3. The exhortation 11

  4. The commendation 12

  5. The expectation 13-14a

  6. The salutation 14b-d



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