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