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Monday, September 6, 2010

~ The Tale of Three Men ~

♦ 3 John ♦
~ Gaius, Diotrephes and Demetrius ~

Billy Grammer
♫ Pickin, Plunkin and Plugin' Along

♦ 3 John ♦
Written to Gaius talking about personality types.
This letter applies to any church age!

Dedication to Lydia in south Alabama
(Friend from Facebook):
Larry Petree
♫ I Just Want Somebody Saved

The First Man
Showed the Truth in his life.
Walked in the Truth.
Consistent life of loyal service.
Generous in his giving.
Systematic in his offerings.

Patsy Cline
♫ That Wonderful Someone

Prayer Requests
Pastor Leon Farley (OK)
Brother Lorrie Vannucci (KY) 
Recovering from a very bad fall.

Shout Out!
Randy and Marleena Perry (OK)
Brenda Hooven  and the Hainey Family (KY)
Brother and Sister Peters (IN)

The Second Man:
• Diotrephes •
Likes to be first, likes prominence.
Rejects apostle John's authority.
Not content.
Does not extend hand of fellowship.
A New Testament Church Boss!
Tells others what to think and do.
Wrong attitude and actions.

 ♦ Psalm 19:7 ♦
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Little Jimmy Dickens
♫ Take My Hand Precious Lord

Ceiling of Man's Knowledge is the Floor of Divine Revelation.

Shout Out!
Brother Sydney Sparks (KY)
All the Folks At Brush Creek (KY)
Pastor Lonnie McQuire (KY)
Evangelist Oscar Oakley 
Bro. & Sis. David Lee and Debbie Long (TX)
L. L. Collins (Ohio)

Doyle Dykes
♫ Wabash Cannonball

Shout Out!
Bro. and Sis. Kenneth and Diane Capps (IL)
Bro. and Sis. Mike and Pam Calvert (IN)
Sister Mary Lou Amburgey (TN)
     (Mother: Illa May Stockdale Gilbreth of Paris, TN) 
Pastor Jim Wiley (CA)
Pastor Pat and Mary Lynn Franks (VA)
Joanne Hinsley and mother Mabel Minton (KY)
The Luttrell Family (KY)

Rhonda Vincent
♫ I've Come to Take You Home (Hosea)

Brooks & Dunn
Written by Johnny Cash
♫ Over the Next Hill We'll be Home

Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens
♫ Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus

♦ Diotrophes ♦
His biggest guilt?
He put himself first!
He loved the prominence and the glory.
What he was doing was an act of the flesh.
Christ must be first!

 The Third Man
• Demetrius •
Man of Trust
Man of Truth
Left the comforts of home.
Took nothing from the heathen.

Martha Carson
♫ It Takes A Lot Of Livin' To Learn How to Live
Martha Carson
♫ That's Life

♦ 3 John: 7, 8 ♦
The Missionary Epistle

Martha Carson
♫ My Father's House

Shout Out!
Sister Kendal Fowler (TX)
Bro. & Sis. Phil and Darcie Flynn (IN)
Bro. & Sis. Bruce and Donna Davis (KY)

Vern Gosdin
♫ Praying

♦ The Book of 3 John ♦
Like a most intimate letter from Jesus to his own.

Closing Prayer
"Jesus...we thank you that your name has
  not lost any of its power, that you still
  have that attraction to yourself...the power
  to draw people to You. We pray that You
  will strengthen our hearts and encourage us
  to honor your name here below until we see
  You,  face to face!
  In Jesus Name.
Red Foley & Judy Martin
♫ Let's Go To Church This Sunday

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