Bible Articles and Lessons: 1-9
AD 85 – 95
John had sent brothers with letters to one of the churches but a leader, Diotrephes, refused to accept the brothers or the letter they carried. The letter commends Gaius for welcoming these brothers and also warns Diotrephes.
Greetings to Gaius: 3Jo 1:1–8
Criticism of Diotrephes: 3Jo 1:9–11
Praise of Demetrius: 3Jo 1:12
Conclusion: 3Jo 1:13,14