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Condemnation of Diotrephes

From Series: Walking In The Truth

3 John 1:9-10  (ID: 2643)

The Apostle John condemned the unacceptable behavior of a man named Diotrophes, who exemplified the idea that a bad attitude plus a bad ego, left unchecked, equals chaos. Alistair Begg explains that the problem is not necessarily one of belief, but of behavior—a lifestyle that reflects an absence of relationship with Christ and His commands. Although counter to the modern culture of self-promotion, the Bible asks us to consider ourselves with sober judgment, especially when in positions of leadership.


9I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.