Major on the Minors – Week 7 – The Polar Opposites

Dave Riddle – 6/18/2017

Key Passage

3 John 9-12

Diotrephes

  • He lacks Humility
    • 3 John 9
    • prideful and unteachable
  • He spreads harmful untruths
    • 3 John 10
    • “unjustly accusing us with wicked words…”
  • He seems harsh and relentless
    • 3 John 10
    • “that’s not all…”
  • He is Vindictive
    • 3 John 10
    • “…expels them from the church”

Demetrius

  • His impeccable character was widely known!
    • 3 John 12
    • “Everyone speaks well of Demetrius…”
  • “He received a good testimony from:”
    • The Fellowship (v. 12)
    • Trustworthy Leaders (v. 12)
    • The Truth itself (v. 12)
  • Other believers can mimic his life
    • 3 John 11
    • “…do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.”

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