Powered by 4 - December 31, 2013

Necessary Partners

today's reading.
3 John  The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul...

the blog.
John spends most of his time in 3 John talking about the appropriateness of supporting and providing for people in ministry. He's actually quite passionate about it. He starts with the positive command to give our help and support. "Send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God ... we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth" (3 John 6, 8). But then we see John's unhappiness and irritation with a man in the church who refuses to help workers for Christ and is preventing others from helping (vs. 10). 

What did this passage show you about caring for and supporting people doing ministry? Is supporting others in ministry part of your giving? What about your church? Does it support outside ministry?Tami

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog
Listen to Back to the Bible


Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at Scripture, tune in to the daily Back to the Bible radio program with John Munro.

  • Editors' Picks

    Stop Trying to Read the Bible in a Year!
    Stop Trying to Read the Bible in a Year!
  • The God of All Weather
    The God of All Weather
  • Does Islam Promote Violence?
    Does Islam Promote Violence?