Tag - 3 John

Just Be Good

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 1:11a Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. O-bservation: This is the last of three letters John the Beloved wrote to all “Followers of Jesus.” His main theme is that of loving others. In this passage, John says, “Don’t imitate what is evil, but what is good.” In other words, “Just Be Good.” A-pplication: I don’t think John is saying be perfect. NO! He’s simply saying when you see good being done by others, imitate what you see. “Just Be Good.” I know people who do not follow Jesus,...

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This Father’s Great Joy

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. O-bservation: John the Beloved is speaking of his disciples, who have followed Christ because of his influence over their lives. He calls them his children when he says, “My greatest joy as a father is when you walk in accordance with the truth.” A-pplication: As great a blessing as this wonderful Apostle was to the Body of Christ, I believe the Lord has blessed me and others in a greater way than John ever knew. I know...

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We IMITATE What We Have EXPERIENCED

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 1:11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. O-bservation: In this passage, John the Evangelist (or Apostle) likens the way we live to what we have experienced in knowing God. When he talks about Seeing God, he is actually speaking about Experiencing God. So if we've experienced God, we will operate in GOODNESS. If we have not experienced God, EVIL will be our practice. A-pplication: The truth is, "We IMITATE...

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No Greater Joy

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. O-bservation: The Apostle John referred to the "Jesus Followers" he was writing to as his children. Just like a father, he told them, “My greatest joy occurs when I hear that you are walking in the truth.” A-pplication: John, being one of the Apostles, was talking in a spiritually patriarchal way. However, let's make this about a real family with a Dad and Mom and Kids. If you're reading this AM devo and you happen to fall...

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God’s Greater Joy

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. O-bservation: Once again, in John's final of three letters, his "Father's Heart" is evident. We doubt that he was married with children, but as an aged Apostle his greatest joy was seeing members of the "Early Church," which he referred to as "His Children," walk in the "Ways of Jesus." A-pplication: From my own personal experience, my "Greatest Joy" was and still is seeing my children follow Jesus wholeheartedly. There were times as a Father that my...

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