Joh 3:22-36; 1:6-9, 23; 3:11-13,16-18; 4:1-3; 5:20; 12:49; 17:7-8
JOHN-14-210509 - length: 73:25 - taught on May, 9 2021
There are two main themes in chapter 3:
(1) The Person of Christ Jesus
(2) The importance of believing in Him.
Both Jesus and John are baptizing at this time.
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt 3:1-2; Matt 4:17
Joh was sent by God to prepare the way for His Son. John was not the Christ.
John understood his place in God’s plan.
The bride is believing Israel (HOS 2:19-20).
The bridegroom is Christ - the Lord. The friend of the bridegroom is John.
In verses 31-36, the evangelist reflects on all that he has written in chapter 3.
John reflects on the words that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus:
Jesus is the only one who has come down from heaven to earth.
He testified about heavenly things that He saw and heard.
Eternal life (3:16).
The Spirit (3:5-8). The Light (verse 3:19).
The one who receives His testimony is the one who believes in Him.
The relationship between the Father and the Son.
The Father sends the Son.
The Son speaks the words of the Father.
The Father loves the Son.
Verse 36 restates verses 16 and 18, substituting the wrath of God for judgment.
When we witness to unbelievers, we need to tell them the whole story.
Eternal life is the present possession of the believer.
But the wrath of God is a present reality too - for the unbeliever.
1. Who is Jesus?
2. Why is it important for me to believe in Him?
Jesus is God’s beloved Son.
Jesus is the Savior of the world.
Jesus is the perfect witness.
Whoever believes in Jesus, God’s Son, has eternal life.