3 John is one of the short and often overlooked books. But it tells us a lot about our interactions with brothers and sisters beyond the local congregation. We find some models of love, truth, and support of those beyond “the locals.” And we also find an example of a dangerous mindset - that of Diotrephes.
They weren’t qualified. They had no business being disciples of a rabbi. But this is by no means the typical rabbi we’re talking about.
Some limitations are legitimate. Others may be comfort zone issues. But accepting genuine limitations is part of life. They are not intended to make us feel inferior to others or inadequate for making a difference in God's Kingdom. We look at some biblical examples of those who made a tremendous difference even while facing limitations.