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All biblical quotes are from Revised English Version unless otherwise noted.3 John  1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
This book is written to an individual. Like the books of 1&2 Timothy still there is much we can learn from it because most of the things listed would apply to everyone unless talking about an existing condition. We will see that in verse 2. Gaius is mentioned 5 times between Acts and 3 John. In Acts 19 during the riot he was captured by the craftsmen. In Acts 20 he accompanied Paul into Asia. He was with Paul when Paul wrote Romans. In 1 Corinthians he was one of the people Paul had baptised. It is not clear if this is the same person.
As in 2 John the word elder is either someone who is old or it is also used a as an elder in the church sometimes called a deacon or a bishop. Both apply to John so it could be either one.

2 Beloved, I pray that all is going well with you and that you are in good health, just as it is well with your soul.3 For I re…

Acts 19:20-21

I want to look at two verses today. They are two verses that sit next to each other. The first verse will cause your heart to soar the second can cause your heart to break.
God handles it in such a matter of fact way that it is very easy to miss it. I know from reading it myself many times I did miss it. Too often we read sections of the word and it is just words passing by and we put no thought into what it is saying to us.
It is like you take a section of the word and you have read it dozens if not hundreds of times and suddenly it’s like you are reading it for the first time and it opens up to you like a sunflower opening towards the sun. This is what we mean around here when we talk about progressive revelation.On that day on the road to Damascus I don’t believe everything was revealed to Paul. Right after that incident In fact Paul went to Arabia many believe he went to to Mt Sinai where Moses got the 10 commandments from God.
Galatians 1:15 But when God, who set me apart from my m…

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