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John writes to encourage Gaius, who is walking in truth. Proud, self-centered Diotrephes does not approve of Christian hospitality, nor does he allow anyone else to practice it. It may be that Diotrephes as thrown Gaius out of the church and he has written some pretty nasty things about the Apostle John. But John, focuses on the truth and is pleased that Gaius is walking in the truth. He also promises to bring Diotrephes actions before the church -- it sounds like church discipline.
Love is the consummation of the virtues Peter lists (2 Peter 1:5-7). It embodies the others--excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, and kindness. Throughout the New Testament, love describes selfless (not obsessive) and sacrificial (not oppressive) good will toward others. God is the source of ultimate, infinite good will. Our love is an outpouring of His. To give love to others, first we must receive from Him. Receiving demands we replace our bankrupt identity to become God's beloved. And when we truly receive His love, we cannot help but to pour it out.
Today's topic is Teammates in the Gospel. Hear how few things in life are more fruitful, fulfilling and fun, than teaming up with like-minded friends and doing a gospel mission together.
The Final Message in Fuel's Song of Songs My Beloved Series Chp. 8:1-14
Part IV of our My Beloved Song of Songs Series