Third John 9-11 talks about a man named Diotrephes who had a lot of issues. He was proud, disrespectful and in conflict with the church’s leadership. He not only tried to stop those who were showing hospitality to others, but he tried to get them kicked out of the church, too!
Today’s Freebie Friday is from Mark Eades who contributes a 3-part lesson series called, “The Disease of Diotrephes.” It talks about the attitudes we have toward our leaders, how we talk about them, and how we respect those who are over us.
Mark’s lesson series doesn’t have a whole lot of frills, which is nice — it’s just pure content with some application and discussion questions. You should fill in any illustrations, stories, or examples from your life wherever it fits best. in the lessons.
Mark Eades has been the middle school pastor at New Covenant Bible Church for 8+ years and in full time youth ministry for 12+ years. He has been married to Lisa for 17+ years and they have three wonderful kids, 14, 9, and 7.
Posted on September 24, 2010