By Maria/Doug Crince
Scripture: 3 John 5-9
“Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,[a] even though they are strangers to you. 6 They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.
Observation: The elder was sending a letter of encouragement to his friend and his kindness and love was so impressive that others/strangers noticed and shared about his love and kindness he was completely Obvious by his actions that he not only talked the Truth he showed The Truth ..for the sake of the Name “Jesus” and then of course not every one will welcome you because they are more concerned about “themselves” being the Attention-getter…
Application: We will say it is very encouraging for us to be participating in this study with all of you and listening on Sundays to the message and worship It is like being there and yet you all are across the ocean ” God Is Omnipresent”! So we too shall “Encourage” one another through the reading and studying of the Word, and continue to gather together even if its across the Ocean!!
Prayer: Lord Doug and I ask that you would Sanctify our Hearts as we trust in Your Word which is Truth and Hope so as we go out into this broken world we would Share your Mercy and Grace in Jesus’Name Amen .