Demetrius. (Ephesians 3:8); our “lesser”; Germ. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. the intent was to correct a church member, diotrephes, and a dictatorial and domineering member. 3 John 1:5 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. Nothing that causes greater joy. xxxiv. Sacrifice and Offering (Easter Reflections - (9). Senec. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law - The law of God given to man as a rule of life. The tradition from the earliest days of the church has been that the apostle John is the author. The Vulgate Latin version reads "grace" or "thanks"; and then the sense is, that he had nothing to be more thankful for: than to hear that my children walk in truth; “than these things:” following the usage by which ταῦτα is so often put where one thing only is intended: cf. John 1:1-3 The gospel of John begins with a series of declarations about Jesus’ deity and eternal nature. p. 48), that (explicative, as constantly in St. John after the demonstrative pronoun) I hear of my children walking in the truth (on the participial construction, see note on 2 John 1:7. Author: 1, 2, and 3 John have from earliest times been attributed to the apostle John, who also wrote the Gospel of John. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully … 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. I The Salutation, 3 John 1:1-4 . Cf. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Throughout his Gospel John presents Jesus Christ as the one in whom spiritual, eternal life is to be found. The addressee’s name, Gaius, was a very common one in the Roman Empire and it is highly unlikely that the person addressed here is the same Gaius associated with Paul (Rom 16:23; 1 Cor. They are those who not only oppose Jesus, but also offer a substitute “Christ.” ii. 1:4 I have no greater joy than this - Such is the spirit of every true Christian pastor. To a Hebrew, "light" was the ultimate value. note. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:1-4. The apostle, through the direction of the Holy Spirit, expresses this making use of an expression that was well known in the ancient world but unknown in Scripture (in exactly the same way) prior to this. Cf. 3 john 1-4. focal point: walking in truth is walking in god’s truth! My children - members of the Church: confirming the view that the elect lady (2 John) is a church. “In Him was life”; that power which creates life and maintains all else in existence was in the Logos. 3 John 1:4. 3-john 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Therefore when St. John speaks of him. It is the third in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. introduction: this letter generally accredited to the apostle john (elder), written to gaius, a devoted disciple of christ, to one of the churches in a province in asia. Beingone of his converts John speaks of him as being among his children. A The obligation to support the missionaries, 3 John 1:5-8 . II The Message, 3 John 1:5-12 . Read Introduction to 3 John “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth “Walk” is a metaphor for live. John 1:1 – Meaning and Translation. ; cf. Go To 3 John Index. But these comparatives of comparatives and superlatives are found both in classical and in N. T. Greek: see Ephesians 3:8, and note) joy than this (lit. The epistle called 3 John concerns three individuals, and in this letter the apostle John sends an essential message to each of them: Gaius. Date of Writing: The Book of 1 John was likely written between A.D. 85-95. Loving Father thank You for I am Your child and thank You for those babes in Christ that You have place in my life to shepherd and guide - I pray that all my “children” - all my brothers and sisters in Christ, may living according to Your truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. Nothing makes me happier. , a double compar. Book of Third John Overview - Insight for Living Ministries The statement of the wish, 3 John 1:2 2. marg. Browse Sermons on Colossians 3:1-4. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. What does John 1:4 mean? Ep. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. He is addressing there a pious mother, and he congratulates her … In the Logos was life, and it is of this life all things have partaken and by it they exist. 1:4 In him was life. That is, nothing that gives me greater joy and satisfaction. To limit “life” here to any particular form of life is rendered impossible by John 1:3. There have been occasional doubts raised by those who thought it possible that this was written by another disciple of the Lord named John, but all the evidence points to the author as John the beloved disciple who also wrote the … Continue in the good work (3 John verses 5-8) v5 My dear friend, you are so loyal in the work that … d. James White (This information sheet is divided into two sections – the first explores the meaning of John 1:1, and the second addresses the more technical subject of the correct translation of the verse. In John ζωή is generally eternal or spiritual life, but here it is more comprehensive. I have no greater (the form μειζότερος is condemned by some (Phryn. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. It makes a preacher happy to know that someone he has helped to grow in Christ is being faithful to the truth. Nothing is more thrilling for a Christian parent, or a believer who has been influential in pointing one younger in the faith to the truth of the gospel, than to see them living according to the truth – walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus – living in submission to the Holy Spirit’s guiding hand – living under the influence of the new man in Christ (and not the old sin nature), and reflecting the grace and truth - love and humility that flows to them, from their Saviour - as they live their Christian lives in spirit an truth. sec. See Moulton’s Winer, p. 201. , epexegetic of . 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Cross references 3 John 1:1 : S Ac 11:30; 2Jn 1 1:14; Acts 19:29, 20:4). The last usage of this word is the most common one in the New Testament. The content, style, and vocabulary seem to warrant the conclusion that these three epistles were addressed to the same readers as the Gospel of John. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. 4.] 1Кор. I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. John 1:4. ἐν αυτῷ ζωὴ ἦν. 2 John 1:4; 1 Timothy 1:2). 3 John 1:4 Nothing could make me happier than getting reports that my children continue diligently in the way of Truth! p. 67; in the N. T. comp. 1. Author: The Book of 3 John does not directly name its author. Title: The epistle’s title is “3 John”. Heb. : this use of the plur. They would argue that instead the phrase means what it later means in 1 John 2:7, 2:24, and 3:11, namely, the beginning of the gospel. p. 62, D, ἀλλʼ ὁ ἀνόητος ἄνθρωπος τάχʼ ἂν οἰηθείη ταῦτα, φευκτέον εἶναι ἀπὸ τοῦ δεσπότου. 3 John 1:4, NASB: "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth." All those that are blood-bought children of God and who are walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus can be said to be walking in the truth of His word – for those that are born again and living in fellowship with the Lord are those that are living their life in through their new, born-again spirit - their new life in Christ, and not living as carnal believers, who continues to life their Christian lives under the influence of the old sin nature. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou … 3 John 1:4 serves as confirmation of ἐχάρην λίαν. 2 n By this we know that we love the children of God , when we love God and obey his commandments . Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that isin you, just as you walk in the truth. We do not know if Gaius was John"s child physically, spiritually (his convert), or metaphorically. A The writer, 3 John 1:la B The reader, 3 John 1:1b C The wish, 3 John 1:2-4 . h. l.) as barbarous. 1 John 1 1 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) The object of the apostle here is to excite them to holiness, and to deter them from committing sin, perhaps in view of the fact stated in 1 John 3:3, that everyone who has the hope of heaven will aim to be holy like the Saviour. The reason for the wish, 3 John 1:3-4 . 3 John Overcoming the World 5 k Everyone who believes that l Jesus is the Christ has been born of God , and m everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him . My children; Christians, especially those who had been converted through his instrumentality. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 4. hina) I may hear of. These are words of encouragement written to a community that is troubled by schism. 3 and 2 John present the closest approximation in the New Testament to the conventional letter form of the contemporary Greco-Roman world, since they were addressed from an individual to individuals. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living according to the truth. I have no greater joy. 3 For o this is the love of God , that we p keep his commandments . Again, as in 2 John, the author refers to himself as the elder. анность (ср. 4:14-16; 1Фес. 3 John 1:4. the formula, καὶ ταῦτα, “idque:” so Plato, Phæd. 3-john 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. The actions and attitude of this man towards his fellow believers as well as strangers … No greater grace. 1. 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Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. Whatever were the details of the split — … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3" Cf.Luke 1:43 and 1 John 3:11. implies that Ganius was a convert of St. John. a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper i… In this case he could have been a disciple of John or simply a younger believer (cf. (Challoner). 1 John 3:4-10 4 Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 4.My children—This would seem to imply that John numbered Gaius among his own converts, and was rejoiced unspeakably at his constancy and zeal. The expression τέκνα here seems rather to favour the idea that the κυρία of the 2nd Epistle is a Church; but see prolegg. This is little more than a repetition of a declaration made by the apostle in the foregoing epistle. Lob. The apostle John must have been advancing in years when he wrote this third, brief epistle to his beloved friend Gaius, whom he loved so dearly. i. John warned us against these antichrists in his first letter (1 John 2:18-23, 4:3). Nor is it certain whether Gai… Read verse in The Message Bible ii. The actions and attitude of this man towards his fellow believers as well as strangers that crossed his path, reflected the lovely Lord Jesus, causing John to write to this brother in Christ, with these words: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. This verse also refers to Jesus using the second of John's seven names for Jesus: "The Light." See Kühner, Gr. Unlike some other followers of Christ, this man of whom the apostle John spoke so warmly, was being a faithful witness to the truth of the gospel – he was walking in spirit and truth. 2:11; 3:1-10). Others, however, while not denying the eternality of the Son, argue that that is not John’s meaning here. mehrere. If 1 John had a social media footprint, this week’s status update would read, “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1). To hear that my children walk in the truth - Caius probably was converted by St. Paul. John will spend much more time later in his gospel explaining Jesus' role in bringing life to mankind. 3 John 1:4 Context. : “Si agricolam arbor ad fructum perducta delectat, si pastor ex fœtu gregis sui capit voluptatem, si alumnum suum nemo aliter intuetur quam adulescentiam illius suam judicet: quid evenire credis his qui ingenia educaverunt, et quæ tenera formaverunt adulta subito vident?” Ev. 3 John 1:4, NLT: "I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth." 3 John 1:4, CSB: "I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in … 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. As in his first two epistles, John continues to stress the importance of “the truth” and how he was filled … The apostle John must have been advancing in years when he wrote this third, brief epistle to his beloved friend Gaius, whom he loved so dearly. Diotrephes. p. 136, Œc. This spirit of antichrist will one day find its ultimate fulfillment in the Antichrist, who will lead humanity in an end-times rebellion against God. This individual is well-known to the author of 3 John, but it is not so certain whether they had met in person before or not, since the report of Gaius’ conduct toward the brothers is heard second-hand by the author. (See explanation of this subject at 1 Timothy 1:2.). I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. See 3 John 1:4 with its adjacent verses in boldbelow. to 2 John). than, &c. Literally than these things, that (Greek. The Christian walking in the truth. 3-john 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. ( ) rather than the sing ( ) is common. Ephesians 3:8 . [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Verse 4 proclaims Christ's role as the giver of eternal life. (quoted by Jerome on Ephesians 5:4): “Et numquam, inquit (Dominus), læti sitis nisi cum fratrem vestrum videritis in caritate”. 3 John 1:4. Explains ἐχάρην λίαν above. Unlike some other followers of Christ, this man of whom the apostle John spoke so warmly, was being a faithful witness to the truth of the gospel – he was walking in spirit and truth. The joy over the faithfulness of his convert is the kind of "reward" that he means in 2 John 1:8. 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