Questions about the Book of Third John

The book of Third John is the twenty-fifth book of the New Testament. The Third epistle of John, addressed by the Apostle John to his friend, Gaius, rebukes Diotrephes, who had usurped leadership in one of the churches. He slanderously rejecting John’s authority, this man refused to “receive the brethren” and he excommunicated those that did receive them. He stands as one of the first examples of domineering ambition in the church. This Epistle can be divided into three parts: 1) The hospitality to the traveling ministers. 2) The domineering Diotrephes and his evil deeds. 3) The Godly Demetrius. The author of this book is John. Listed below are questions on the book of Third John. These questions can be used freely for Sunday school or bible study to help all young Christians study the scriptures. My prayers are with you always and may God bless you in your studies.

III John Chapter 1

1) In what way is John’s love for Gaius and his love for the elect lady in Second John alike? (III John 1:1)

2) What is John’s desire for the physical well-being of the readers? (III John 1:2)

3) How is their physical well-being compared to their spiritual prosperity? (III John 1:2)

4) What report should be received of all the Christians? (III John 1:3)

5) How should the Christian walk in his daily life? (III John 1:3)

6) What should our ultimate joy be regarding those who have been influenced by our ministry? (III John 1:4)

7) What type of service should we give to both brethren and strangers? (III John 1:5)

8) If we serve others well, what blessing is in store for us? (III John 1:6)

9) What service may we do well in, according to John in verse six? (III John 1:6)

10) What reason does the Lord’s servant witness for in verse seven of this book? (III John 1:7)

11) What should be our attitude regarding remuneration for our spiritual services from the unsaved? (III John 1:7)

12) What blessing will we receive if we extend our fellowship and hospitality to faithful Christian workers? (III John 1:8)

13) Why was John’s writing not accepted in the church of which Diotrephes was a member? (III John 1:9)

14) What was Diotrephes’ attitude toward his fellow Christians? (III John 1:10)

15) What action did Diotrephes take against the believers? (III John 1:10)

16) What path should the Christian always take, according to verse eleven? (III John 1:11)

17) How may the Christian tell who belongs to God and who does not? (III John 1:11)

18) What does Demetrius do in contrast to Diotrephes in verse twelve? (III John 1:12)

19) What are John’s plans for the future, according to these verses? (III John 1:13-14)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose