How to Study 3 John (NASB)
Read this short letter through once. Mark every reference to the author in one color and every reference to the recipients in another paper. When you finish, list on a paper what your learn about each.
Read the book again, marking each of the key words: truth, good, evil.
Other names are mentioned. Note who they are and what is said about each person. See what your learn as you observe the contrast between these people.
Make a list of (or mark distinctively) the instructions and warnings John gives in this epistle.
Complete Structure of 3 John.
Key doctrine in 3 John
Hospitality - should be show to faithful ministres of the Word (vv. 9, 10; Gen 14:18; 18:3-8; Ex 2:20; 1 Sam 9:22; 2 Kin 6:22, 23; Job 31:32; Is 58:7; Luke 14:13, 14; Rom 12:13, 20; 1 Tim 3:2; 5:10; Titus 1:8; Heb 13:2; 1 Pet 4:9).