Bible Reading: 3John 1 vs 5 - 14 (Working Together as a Church)

(New Revised Standard Version)

3Jn 1:5  Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, even though they are strangers to you;

3Jn 1:6  they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on in a manner worthy of God; 

3Jn 1:7  for they began their journey for the sake of Christ, accepting no support from non-believers.

3Jn 1:8  We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. 

3Jn 1:9  I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.

3Jn 1:10  Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 

3Jn 1:11  Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

3Jn 1:12  Everyone has testified favorably about Demetrius, and so has the truth itself. We also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.

3Jn 1:13  I have much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink; 

3Jn 1:14  instead I hope to see you soon, and we will talk together face to face. 

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