Outline of 3 John
1. Greeting and Address (3 John 1)
John greets Gaius and identifies himself.
2. Opening (3 John 2-8)
John briefly lays out the larger issues at the back of his main point, including living in the truth and providing hospitality to Christian leaders.
3. Diotrephes (3 John 9-12)
John explains the main reason for this letter: problems with Diotrephes, who spreads false accusations and does not acknowledge John’s authority.
4. Closing and Travel Plans (3 John 13-15)
John ends his letter with a short note about his possible arrival in person and with a Blessing is the asking for or the giving of God’s favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God..