This is a series based on 3 John 9-10 and the apostle John’s rebuke concerning Diotrephes. A study of this man’s character provides great insight into how one ought to and ought not to act as a Christian leader.Audio File Lecture Outline Detailed Outline
- At the beginning of the message, the speaker shares a quote from Arnold Clinton. Read that quote and reflect on the tendencies to be a Diotrephes that you find in yourself. What are some things you can do to avoid becoming like Diotrephes?
- One of the antidotes to the Diotrephes syndrome is to put ourselves under authority. Elders are not exempt from this. What does it look like for elders to submit themselves to the authority of the eldership body? How would a spirit of submission manifest itself among a group of elders?
- Reflect on 1 Peter 5:1-4. Compare and contrast this passage with the account of Diotrephes in 3 John 9-10.