3 John

Date 85-90 AD

Theme
Hospitality and support for traveling Christian teachers
The ministry of Gaius and his generous love
The self-centered ministry of Diotrephes who rejected the truth and pursued power.

Purpose
To commend Gaius
To instruct and encourage Gaiusí support to the men John sent to rebuke Diotrephes
To give instruction for Demetrius
To inform Gaius of Johnís plans to visit and deal with Diotrephes