Regardless of the challenges he faced, Gaius remained faithful and continued to serve God steadfastly. How did he show his faithfulness? Why should Christians want to imitate Gaius’ example today? How can the apostle John’s letter help us to do so?
The Third Epistle of John [Dramatic Audio Here]
- Author: Apostle John
- Place Written: Ephesus, or near
- Writing Completed: c. 98 C.E.
Walking In the Truth
1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2 Beloved one, I pray that in all things you continue to prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul is prospering. 3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, just as you are walking in the truth. 4 No greater joy do I have than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
5 Beloved ones, you act faithfully in whatever you do for the brothers, especially when they are strangers; 6 who testified to your love before the congregation. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they went out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.
9 I wrote something to the congregation; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not receive us. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and he hinders those wanting to do so and throws them out of the congregation.
Demetrius Good Testimony
11 Beloved one, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
13 I have many things to write to you, but I do not want to write to you by means of ink and pen; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.
15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
COMMENTARY ON 3 JOHN
MAIN IDEA: Walking in truth and being hospitable toward traveling missionaries is good; refusing to do so is bad.
A. Gaius Is a Good Man (vv. 1–4)
SUPPORTING IDEA: When we are walking in the truth, we bring joy to Christian friends and mentors.
1–2. The elder, the apostle John, wrote to Gaius, his dear friend whom he loved. This reveals an intimate, personal relationship between the author and the recipient. He loved him in the truth, a phrase identical with 2 John 1, perhaps meaning not only that he truly loved him, but that he loved him as a fellow believer, as one who believed the truth and was committed to it. John was pleased with the spiritual condition of Gaius, and he wished that he might do as well physically.
3–4. John greatly rejoiced to learn from some brothers about Gaius’s faithful Christian life. Possibly the “brothers” who brought this testimony to John about Gaius had benefited from his hospitality.
John was overjoyed to hear that his children were walking in the truth. This wording is similar to 2 John 4. Perhaps Gaius was a convert of John’s, or perhaps John just had a paternal perspective toward Gaius, a younger fellow believer.
B. Gaius Is a Generous Man (vv. 5–8)
SUPPORTING IDEA: Hospitality toward traveling missionaries brings God’s commendation. We ought to help such people work together for the truth.
5–6. In John’s day, travelers generally depended on the hospitality of other people rather than commercial inns or eating places. Christian preachers and teachers often traveled to spread the gospel and so depended on the generosity of other Christians. Gaius was hospitable toward such traveling preachers. His conduct was praiseworthy because it was an act of faithfulness to the truth of God.
In Gaius’s case, walking in truth was synonymous with walking in love. He showed visitors Christian love, and his reputation was well known. His example encouraged many others, and he was worthy of the God whom he served. His hospitality reflected God’s own kindness. You will do well is idiomatic in Greek and equal to “please.” To send … on their way suggests making adequate provision for guests at the time of departure, as well as during their stay. Nothing less than such open generosity would be worthy of God, who is ultimately generous to us, and who intends to meet the needs of others through us.
7–8. The traveling ministers went out to spread the message of the gospel. They were determined not to seek support from those who did not honor the Name. Perhaps this suggests a caution, even today, for ministries to seek money only from fellow believers—not from the unbelieving people to whom they preach God’s free salvation. In this way, both minister and hospitable laity join together in spreading and living out God’s truth.
Since the faithful preachers were limited in their source of support, Christians needed to be sure to help them. When they did this, they participated in their ministry. As Matthew wrote, “Whoever receives (shows hospitality to) a prophet … will receive a prophet’s reward” (Matt. 10:41).
C. Diotrephes Is a Prideful Man (vv. 9–11)
SUPPORTING IDEA: Prideful people who are malicious gossips oppose Christian hospitality.
9. The reference to the church suggests that Gaius and Diotrephes might have been part of the same church. Perhaps John wrote a letter to the church, encouraging them to be hospitable toward traveling missionaries, but Diotrephes resisted it because of pride. He wanted to be first over them (note the NIV does not translate the Greek pronoun meaning “over them”). His lust for power and prestige meant he wanted to receive hospitality from others rather than stoop to serve others. He saw himself as too important to spend time preparing a house and meals for visitors who would be here today and gone tomorrow.
This letter to Gaius suggests, perhaps, that Gaius did not know about the original letter to the church. Perhaps Diotrephes used his leadership role to suppress knowledge of the letter. When John said that Diotrephes would have nothing to do with us, he was identifying with Diotrephes’s refusal to be hospitable to the traveling brethren. Diotrephes may not have personally opposed John, but John interpreted his rejection of the traveling brethren as a personal rejection.
10. John determined to deal with the matter in person. Diotrephes was guilty of three things. First, he was gossiping maliciously about us. Literally, he was bringing false charges against other believers with evil words. Second, he refused to welcome the brothers. Gossip was bad enough, but he put his ungracious attitude into motion and refused to help the travelers. If that were not bad enough, his third sin was that he stopped those who want to do so. Using his self-proclaimed position, he forced other Christians to be inhospitable. If they weren’t, he kicked them out of the church!
Apparently, Diotrephes wanted no outsiders coming to his church and finding out what was going on. He sought to ruin the reputation of any people who might question his authority and his way of running the church. He liked the way things were going, and he would go to any length to prevent change.
Gaius might already have known all this, and John was just reminding him of it. Gaius apparently had some status in the church and was able to stand against Diotrephes. Further, John would publicly deal with Diotrephes when he visited.
11. The apostle then declared moral judgment against Diotrephes. His conduct was evil. Gaius was not to imitate this behavior. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God, John observed. It is not certain that John was questioning Diotrephes’s salvation. At least he claimed that Diotrephes’s behavior revealed a spiritual blind spot. His attitude and conduct certainly did not come from God. No one who shuts out his Christian brother could claim to be practicing Christian love. Diotrephes was actually imitating the false teachers of 1 and 2 John.
D. Demetrius Is a Good Man (v. 12)
SUPPORTING IDEA: You can recommend a person to other churches for hospitality and ministry when that person’s life supports God’s truth.
12. John vouched for Demetrius’s good reputation in the wider church family. Such recommendation came not just from what others said. John, whom Gaius trusted, put his own stamp of approval on Demetrius.
John might have been implicitly encouraging Gaius to extend hospitality to Demetrius. Some Bible teachers believe Demetrius was a traveling missionary. Perhaps he even delivered the letter from John to Gaius as a letter of introduction. Unlike Diotrephes, his life and character supported the truth itself. (Note: This Demetrius is probably not the same person in Acts 19:24 who is an enemy of the gospel. Demetrius was a very common name during the first century.)
E. Farewell (vv. 13–14)
SUPPORTING IDEA: Personal friendship can be expressed through written benediction, but it is better expressed face to face.
13–14. John still had much to say to Gaius, but he decided it would be better to do so in person. He closed the letter with a quick benediction of peace, wishing wholeness and completeness of life to believers (Hebrew, shalom).
MAIN IDEA REVIEW: Walking in truth and being hospitable toward traveling missionaries is good; refusing to do so is bad.
Alter Your Course
When we set our navigational course according to pride, we are setting ourselves up for destruction. This truth is illustrated by the captain of a ship who looked ahead and saw a light in the distance. He told his signalman to send a message to the other vessel to alter its course ten degrees south. But a message was relayed back to the captain to alter his course ten degrees north.
The captain was angered. He sent another message saying, “Alter your course ten degrees south. I am the captain.”
Soon a message came back, “Alter your course ten degrees north. I am seaman third class Jones.”
Immediately, the captain sent a third message, mustering all the authority at his command: “Alter your course ten degrees south. I am a battleship.”
A message came back, “Alter your course ten degrees north. I am a lighthouse!”
If the captain had remained on course, he would have destroyed himself, his ship, all aboard, and the lighthouse. When we refuse to alter our course of pride, we risk destroying ourselves and others. The apostle John warned Diotrephes to change his course, but Diotrephes refused. He risked destruction by his rebellious action. We would do well to learn from him and to live our lives as servants, showing love and hospitality toward others.
• Christian hospitality is an important virtue.
• Those who minister are dependent upon those who support their ministry.
• Those who support a ministry are rewarded by God, just like those who minister.
• Pride and gossip are sins.
• Church leaders are just as capable of sin as other people.
• Open your home to other people when circumstances enable you to do so.
• Assist other people in ministry when you are able to do so.
• Be grateful for the Lord’s reward when you help others in ministry.
• Be discerning of the spiritual integrity of those in spiritual leadership.
• Beware of the insidious temptations to pride that come from positions of leadership and influence.
IV. LIFE APPLICATION
The Art of Being a Big Shot
In an article entitled “The Art of Being a Big Shot,” prominent Texas businessman Howard E. Butt, an outstanding Christian layman, wrote:
It is my pride that makes me independent of God. It’s appealing to me to feel that I am the master of my fate, that I run my own life, call my own shots, go it alone. But that feeling is my basic dishonesty. I can’t go it alone. I have to get help from other people, and I can’t ultimately rely on myself. I’m dependent on God for my next breath. It is dishonest of me to pretend that I’m anything but a man—small, weak, and limited. So living independent of God is a self-delusion. It is not just a matter of pride being an unfortunate little trait and humility being an attractive little virtue; it’s my inner psychological integrity that’s at stake. When I am conceited, I am lying to myself about what I am. I am pretending to be God, and not man. My pride is the idolatrous worship of myself. And that is the national religion of Hell!
Selfishness and pride are serious and damaging character flaws. All of us wrestle with them to some degree. C. S. Lewis once said, “Pride is the mother hen under which all other sins are hatched.”
Satan sees to it that we are constantly tempted by selfishness and pride. It is not a problem we can get over; rather, it is a condition that must be monitored at all times.
Jesus said the person who would be first in his kingdom must be last, and the last would be first. “Whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:44–45). Paul echoed this truth in these words: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition for vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3–4).
This is the standard we all fall short of. When we flagrantly disregard it, however, we can shipwreck our lives. James 3:13–16 warns us that if we have selfish ambition in our heart, it will produce wisdom that is “earthly, unspiritual, of the devil” (italics added). Where selfish ambition exists, there is “disorder and every evil practice.”
When we do not look out for the needs of others, when we are governed by selfish ambition, bad things happen. We violate the commands of God; we disqualify ourselves from spiritual reward; we become vulnerable to demonic influence; and we set evil things in motion. This is what Diotrephes did. It is what John warns us not to do.
Pride is dishonest, self-destructive, harmful to others, and ultimately demonic. It is the sin of Diotrephes—and a sin that we must learn to turn from.
Dear heavenly Father, help us to see ourselves as you see us—people of infinite value but individuals of no more value than anyone else in your sight. Help us to be willing to serve others with our lives and in doing so, to honor you. May we have the power of the Holy Spirit, not demons, flowing through our actions. Amen.
VI. DEEPER DISCOVERIES
A. We Ought to Support Such Men (v. 8)
Hospitality is generally regarded as the practice of receiving someone into your home as a guest, providing food, shelter, and protection. It is not often perceived with as great a significance today as it has had in the past. Today, with hotels and restaurants within reach of nearly every place in the country, hospitality is considered more of an optional character trait than a necessary one. In Scripture, however, it is a highly praised character trait.
The Pentateuch specifically commanded hospitality for those in need. It instructed the Israelites to look out for the strangers among them (Lev. 19:33–34; Deut. 10:18–19; 24:17–22). The rationale for treating strangers kindly was that the Israelites were once strangers in Egypt. Rahab’s act of hospitality was praised (Josh. 6:22–25; Heb. 11:31; Jas. 2:25), while a failure to be hospitable was condemned (Gen. 19:1–11; Judg. 19:10–25).
In the New Testament, hospitality was a qualification for a person who wished to serve as an elder (1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8) and a general responsibility of all Christians (Rom. 12:13; 1 Pet. 4:9). Hebrews instructs believers to entertain strangers, for in doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it (13:2).
But the issue goes beyond mere hospitality in 3 John. The main issue is support of those who are in the ministry. We should be hospitable when the circumstances call for it and when we are able, but even when the opening of our home is not required, we should be prepared to do what we can to support ministers to further the spread of the gospel (Luke 10:7; 1 Cor. 9:9).
Moreover, hospitality extends within the local church, not just to visiting strangers. Many college students, single parents, widows, senior citizens, and orphans seek hospitality, care, and love. Ministering to them brings abundant reward.
David Walls and Max Anders, I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude, vol. 11, Holman New Testament Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1999), 248–254.
-  Gr presbyteros
-  Lit to make one’s way well
-  Gr ekklesia (“assembly;” “congregation, i.e., of Christians”)
-  Gr ekklesia (“assembly;” “congregation, i.e., of Christians”)
-  Or what we say
-  Lit chattering about us with wicked words
-  Gr ekklesia (“assembly”)
-  Lit reed
-  Lit mouth to mouth
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CONVERSATIONAL EVANGELISM, [Second Edition]
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THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST: Always Being Prepared to Make a Defense [Second Edition]
MOST Christian apologetic books help the reader know WHAT to say; THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST is HOW to communicate it effectively. The Christian apologist words should always be seasoned with salt as we share the unadulterated truths of Scripture with gentleness and respect. Our example …
THE EVANGELISM HANDBOOK: How All Christians Can Effectively Share God’s Word in Their Community, [SECOND EDITION]
…THE EVANGELISM HANDBOOK is a practical guide (for real-life application) in aiding all Christians in sharing biblical beliefs, the Good News of the kingdom, how to deal with Bible critics, overturning false beliefs, so as to make disciples, as commanded by Christ. Matthew 24:14; …
YOUR GUIDE FOR DEFENDING THE BIBLE: Self-Education of the Bible Made Easy [Third Edition]
The reader will receive eight small introductory books in this one publication. Andrews’ intention is to offer his reader several chapters on eight of the most critical subject areas of understanding and defending the Word of God. This will enable the reader to lay a solid foundation for …
THE CULTURE WAR: How the West Lost Its Greatness & Was Weakened From Within
…The Culture War. How the West lost its greatness and was weakened from within outlines how the West lost its values, causing its current decline. It is a forceful attack on the extreme liberal, anti-religious ideology which since the1960’s has permeated the Western culture and …
EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST CENTURY Jesus’ Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth
EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST CENTURY will give its readers a thrilling account of first-century Christianity. When and how did they come to be called Christians? Who are all obligated to be Christian evangelists? In what way did Jesus set the example for our evangelism? What is the …
CRISIS OF FAITH Saving Those Who Doubt
Inside of some Christians unbeknownst to their family, friends or congregation, they are screaming, “I doubt, I doubt, I have very grave doubts!” OURS is an age of doubt. Skepticism has become fashionable. We are urged to question everything: especially the existence of God and the …
INVESTIGATING JEHOVAH?S WITNESSES: Why 1914 Is Important to Jehovah?s Witnesses
The intention of this book is to investigate the biblical chronology behind Jehovah’s Witnesses most controversial doctrinal position that Jesus began to rule invisibly from heaven in October 1914. This biblical chronology of the Witnesses hinges upon their belief that the destruction of …
Translation and Textual Criticism
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIBLE TRANSLATION: Bible Translation Choices and Translation Principles [Second Edition]
…THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIBLE TRANSLATION (CGBT) is for all individuals interested in how the Bible came down to us, as well as having an insight into the Bible translation process. CGBT is also for those who are interested in which translation(s) would be the most beneficial to use.
CHOOSING YOUR BIBLE: Bible Translation Differences
There are more than 150 different Bible translations in the English language alone. Some are what we call literal translations, which seeks to give the reader the exact English equivalent of what was written in the original language text, thus allowing the reader access to the actual Word …
THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: The Science and Art of Textual Criticism
…THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT was copied and recopied by hand for 1,500 years. Regardless of those scribes who had worked very hard to be faithful in their copying, errors crept into the text. How can we be confident that what we have today is the Word of God? Wilkins and Andrews …
MISREPRESENTING JESUS: Debunking Bart D. Ehrman’s “Misquoting Jesus” [Third Edition]
Edward D. Andrews boldly answers the challenges Bart D. Ehrman alleges against the fully inerrant, Spirit-inspired, authoritative Word of God. By glimpsing into the life of Bart D. Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews helps the reader to understand the …
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE: Rightly Handling the Word of God
A comprehensive book on HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE by observing, interpreting, and applying, which will focus on the most basic Bible study tools, principles, and processes for moving from an in-depth reading of the Scriptures to application. What, though, if you have long felt that you are …
THE NEW TESTAMENT: Its Background, Setting & Content
…the author’s intended meaning to his original readers and how that meaning can then apply to us. Marshall gives you what you need for deeper and richer Bible study. Dr. Lee M. Fields writes, “‘Deep’ study is no guarantee that mature faith will result, but shallow study guarantees …
THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST: What Do You Know About Jesus? [Updated and Expanded]
The life of Christ is an exhaustless theme. It reveals a character of greater massiveness than the hills, of a more serene beauty than the stars, of sweeter fragrance than the flowers, higher than the heavens in sublimity and deeper than the seas in mystery. As good Jean Paul has …
THE LIFE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL: The Apostle to the Nations [Updated and Expanded]
Stalker’s Life of St. Paul became one of the most widely read and respected biographies of the Apostle to the Gentiles. As an insightful compendium on the life of Paul, this work is of particular interest to pastors and teachers who desire to add realism and vividness to their account of …
INTERPRETING THE BIBLE: Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
Delving into the basics of biblical interpretation, Edward D. Andrews has provided a complete hands-on guide to understanding what the author meant by the words that he used from the conservative grammatical-historical perspective. He teaches how to study the Bible on a deep, scholarly …
HOW TO INTERPRET THE BIBLE: An Introduction to Hermeneutics
…Linguistic and literary factors are analyzed so that the various genres of Scripture are examined for their true meaning. The importance of having sound principles of interpretation cannot be overstated as to ignore them will result in all manner of erroneous assumptions. Beville presents …
THE CHURCH COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE: Evangelism and Engagement with Postmodern People
Once upon a time, Postmodernism was a buzz word. It pronounced Modernism dead or at least in the throes of death. It was a wave that swept over Christendom, promising to wash away sterile, dogmatic and outmoded forms of church. But whatever happened to postmodernism? It was regarded …
DEVELOPING HEALTHY CHURCHES: A Case-Study in Revelation
…church. It offers an appointment with the Great Physician that no Christian can afford to ignore. Developing Healthy Churches: A Case-Study in Revelationbegins with a well-researched outline of the origins and development of the church health movement. With that background in mind the …
DYING TO KILL: A Christian Perspective on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
…liberties in a multi-cultural society that is becoming increasingly secular. This work provides an ethical framework in which euthanasia and assisted suicide can be evaluated. These issues are on the radar indicating a collision course with Christian values. It is time for Christians to be …
JOURNEY WITH JESUS THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF MARK
…Journey with Jesus through the Message of Mark is an insightful and engaging survey of Mark‘s Gospel, exploring each major section of the text along with key themes. It is a work that can be enjoyed by laypersons as well as pastors and teachers. Pastors will find the abundant use …
ANGELS & DEMONS The Bible Answers
What are angels & demons? Can angels help us? What does the Bible say about angels? What is the truth about angels? Can Angels affect your life? Who were the “sons of God” in Genesis 6:2? Who were the Nephilim in Genesis 6:2? Who is Michael the archangel? Can Satan the Devil control …
AN ENCOURAGING THOUGHT The Christian Worldview
An Encouraging Thought elucidates the ways in which Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are informed by and communicate a biblical worldview. This book will help readers appreciate the ways in which a biblical worldview informs Tolkien’s work, to the end that their own faith may be confirmed in strength, focused in understanding, deepened in joy, and honed in its ability to communicate the Gospel.
WHERE ARE THE DEAD? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith
What is the Bible’s viewpoint? Without delving into an endless stream of what man has said, Andrews looks at what the Bible says about death and the like. Why do we grow old and die? What happens at death? Is there life after death, or is this all there is? Do we have an immortal soul? …
IDENTIFYING THE ANTICHRIST: The Man of Lawlessness and the Mark of the Beast Revealed
Herein Andrews will give the reader exactly what the Bible offers on exposing who the Antichrist and the Man of Lawlessness are. If we look at the texts that refer to the antichrist and the man of lawlessness, we will have lines of evidence that will enable us to identify them. Why is it …
UNDERSTANDING THE CREATION ACCOUNT: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith
Throughout the Scriptures, God is identified as the Creator. He is the One “who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it.” [Isa 45:18] He is the One “who forms mountains and creates the wind” (Am 4:13) and is the One “who made the heaven and …
The SECOND COMING of CHRIST: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith
The information herein is based on the disciples coming to Jesus privately, saying, “Tell us, (1) when will these things be, and (2) what will be the sign of your coming, and (3) of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) What will end? When will the end come? What comes after the end? Who …
WHAT IS HELL? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith
What Really Is Hell? What Kind of Place is Hell? What Really Happens at Death? What Did Jesus Teach About Hell? How Does Learning the Truth About Hell Affect You? Who Goes to Hell? What Is Hell? Is It a Place of Eternal Torment? Does God Punish People in Hellfire? Do the Wicked Suffer in …
MIRACLES – DO THEY STILL HAPPEN TODAY? God Miraculously Saving People’s Lives, Apparitions, Speaking In Tongues, Faith Healing
Miracles were certainly a part of certain periods in Bible times. What about today? Are miracles still taking place. There are some very important subjects that surround this area of discussion that are often misunderstood. Andrews will answer such questions as does God step in and solve …
HOMOSEXUALITY – The BIBLE and the CHRISTIAN: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith
Today there are many questions about homosexuality as it relates to the Bible and Christians. What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Does genetics, environment, or traumatic life experiences justify homosexuality? What is God’s will for people with same-sex attractions? Does the …
DEVOTIONAL FOR YOUTHS: Growing Up In Christ
Young ones and teens, you are exposed to complex problems that your parents may not understand. Young Christians, you are bombarded with multiple options for solving everyday problems through social media. Where do you turn to find answers? Where can you look to find guidance from Scripture? In order to provide a Christian perspective to problem-solving, the author of this devotional book decided to take a different approach.
DEVOTIONAL FOR THOSE COPING WITH TRAGEDY: A Journey Back to God
This devotional book follows the author’s own faith journey back to God. Significant life events can shake our world and distort our faith. Following life’s tragedies, a common reaction is to become angry with God or to reject Him altogether. Examples of tragedies or traumas include life-changing events such as physical or sexual assault, destruction of one’s home, the tragic death of a loved one, diagnoses of terminal diseases, divorce, miscarriages, or being a victim of a crime. Tragedies or traumas can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, and guilt.
DEVOTIONAL FOR CAREGIVERS: Finding Strength Through Faith
Throughout the book, common themes emerge to support caregivers. The reader will find interesting Bible Scriptures, offering a Christian perspective, for handling issues that may arise. These inspiring passages will assist the caregiver in finding peace and faith as they travel their journey as a caregiver. Although caregivers may not know how long they will play this role, they take on the responsibility without any question. Taking care of others is often mentioned in the Bible and, as noted in this devotional, this self-sacrificing, highly valued, and often challenging service will ultimately be rewarded.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL Daily Musings From the Old Testament
Humans must breathe in the air of our atmosphere to survive. Many cities because of pollution face a dangerous level of contamination in their air. However, an even more deadly air affects both Christians and nonChristians. Ordinary methods or devices cannot detect this poisonous air.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Daily Musing From the New Testament
Paul counseled, “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” (Col. 3:2) It is, for this reason, Marshall has penned the DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Daily Musings From the New Testament, which can help us be protected against Satan’s efforts at controlling our mind and heart. For each day of the year, DAILY DEVOTIONAL provides a Daily Bible Reading and comments for consideration.
BREAD OF HEAVEN: Daily Meditations on Scripture
BREAD OF HEAVEN helps the reader to have a greater understanding of the timeless truths of Scripture and a deeper appreciation of the grandeur of God. It offers meditations on selected Scriptures which will draw the reader’s attention upwards to the Savior.
THE DIARY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: How to Keep Jesus at Arm’s Length
…desert but none of such significance as a handful of scrolls retrieved from a buried Roman satchel (presumed stolen) at this site. The discovery has since come to be known as ‘The Diary of Judas Iscariot.’ In The Diary of JudasIscariot Owen Batstone relates the observations and feelings …
THE SECRET HIDEAWAY ON BRIDGETON HILL
Rachael Garrison knows all the shrewd ways to successfully close multi-million-dollar real estate deals with her father’s famous New York real estate enterprise. But beyond her savvy to rake in huge deals is her premonition that an impending global takeover of the world’s financial wealth is on the horizon by evil leaders of The Great Ten Nations. From New York City to the Irish Hills of Michigan, and into the streets of Detroit her life takes on enormous purpose as
THE RAPTURE: God’s Unwelcomed Wrath
Kevin Trill struggles with the notion that he may have missed the Rapture. With nothing but the clothes on his back and a solid gold pocket watch, he sets off towards Garbor, a safe haven for those who haven’t yet taken the mark of thebeast. While on his way to Garbor, he meets up …
SEEKERS AND DECEIVERS: Which One are You? It Is Time to Join the Fight!
There grew an element in the valley that did not want to be ruled by the Light of the Word. Over time, they convinced the people to reject it. As they started to reject this Light, the valley grew dim and the fog rolled in. The people craved the darkness rather than the Light because they were evil. They did not want to …
The Shadow Flames of Uluru: Book ONE in the CHAOS DOWN UNDER
When an ancestor saddles them with the responsibility to purge Australia of a demon threatening to wipe our humanity with black flames, fraternal siblings Amber and Michael Hauksby lay their lives on the line. As the world crumbles around them into chaos, and ancient marsupials wreak havoc in their hometown, they must journey into …
WRITE PLACE, RIGHT TIME: The Pre-Apocalyptic Misadventure of a Freelance Journalist
“Write Place, Right Time” follows the pre-apocalyptic misadventures of freelance journalist Don Lamplighter. While on what he expects to be a routine Monday night trip to a village board meeting, Lamplighter’s good nature compels him to help a stranded vehicle. Little does he know that by saving one of the car’s occupants, he sets forth a chain of what to him seem to be unrelated events where he must use his physical and social skills to save himself and others from precarious situations.
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