Everything we do tells someone else who we are. According to 3 John 11, it also reveals who you belong to.
Questions for Discussion
Why does the reputation of our church in the community matter?
Three men are mentioned in 3 John: Gaius, Diotrephes, and Demetrius. What do we know about the reputation of each of these men? And how did their reputation affect their witness? How do rumors and speaking ill of others damage the ministry of the church? What is your responsibility when you hear something like this about someone?