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Monday, April 16, 2012

3 John, Jude, Revelation

This week we will finish up our study of NT books with 3 John, Jude and Revelation.

3 John
Author: The elder (John) (1:1).
Audience: “to the beloved Gaius” (1:1).
Purpose of Book:  John writes in order to encourage Gaius, condemn Diotrephes and his behavior, and to commend Demetrius who is a good example to all.

Author: “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James (1:1).”
Audience: “those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: (1:1).”
Purpose of Book: Jude writes to encourage Christians to contend for the faith and not fall for the teachings of false teachers.

Author: “…he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John (Revelation 1:1).”
Audience:  “John, to the seven churches that are in Asia (Revelation 1:4).”
Purpose of Book: The purpose of the book of Revelation is to give encourage to the Christians under heavy persecution during that time period and encourage them to “be faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10).

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