“That You May Be Certain” 3 John

“That You May Be Certain” 3 John

That You May Know Be Certain – 3 John

Small Group/Interact Questions

  1. What do you think John meant when he prayed “all would go well” with Gaius?
  2. Read verses 3-4. What gives evidence of someone “walking in the truth?”
  3. In verses 5-8, what are the practical outcomes of walking in the truth?
  4. Christian hospitality in the first century was extremely important. What are some of the reasons why?
  5. We don’t know much about Diotrephas, except what’s written here. What conclusions can we draw from John’s description?
  6. What difficulties lay ahead for John when he visits the church that Gaius is a part of?
  7. How does verse 11 show that knowing God is more than just feelings or emotions?
  8. Despite the obvious conflict in the church of which Gaius belongs to, John ends his letter with “peace to you.” How does the church go about achieving this peace?

Children’s Questions

  1. In the first few verses, John is praying for a man named Gaius. What does he pray for?
  2. In verses 3 and 4, what gives John joy?
  3. Read verses 9 and 10. What did Diotrephas do that was wrong?
  4. To imitate someone means to copy them. In verse 11, what does John say we should imitate? What are some ways you can do this?
  5. In verse 13, John says he doesn’t want to write anymore. What does he want to do instead? Why is this important?


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