John 3:4. John 3:3-4. If the water here signifies baptism, — mark you, if it does, — then, observe, that there is no entering into the kingdom without it. are you here in this sanctuary at this moment, not yet laid up, not yet obliged to keep your bed? Commentary on 3 John 1:13,14 (Read 3 John 1:13,14) Here is the character of Demetrius. It is better to come to Jesus at night than not to come to him at all. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, The sounding of the wind blowing through the trees, —. Reviews and Accolades: • D.A. This form of salutation, or wish and prayer for the blessings Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? A man says, “You say to me, ‘Only believe, and you shall be saved;’ and then, by-and-by, you tell me that I must be born again. John 3:18. Feeding of the multitude (6:6-13) 5. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He did not deny that they might be; but he asked how they could be. 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. What will be the good of all your knowledge if you do not know how to gain admission into the kingdom of heaven? But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. At first Jesus said that a man could not see the kingdom of God except he was born again; now he tells Nicodemus that a man cannot enter the kingdom except he is born of water and of the Spirit. (11-15) That love described by its actings. ‘God be merciful to me a sinner.’” That was the word with which the great scholar entered into heaven, and that is the way in which you and I must come to God. While in this world we sometimes find ourselves in straits, even when we think ourselves in fulness. John 3:36. He said, “And that poor publican I am; thank God, that publican I am. It is Christ who knows everything. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Filter The Archives: Wordpress Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter Post navigation. John 3:3. No spiritual power, no power to bless his fellow-men, except it come from God. The effect of the work of the Spirit upon him is seen in him, but no man understands what the Spirit of God is, or how he works, any more than he knows whence the wind comes, and whither it goes. John 3:14-15. This exposition consisted of readings from Numbers 21:1-9; and John 3:1-15. I have chosen it in the hope that some may now learn from it what they must do to be saved. Is it not a come-down — from reading about looking to Christ and loving, to a contention about purifying? How I love continually to begin with Christ over again as I began at the first! John 3:20-21. 3 John 1:2-4. John 3:8. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. Benson Commentary John 2:3-4. 1. Do you understand that you cannot polish yourself up to a certain point, and then see the kingdom of God? For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Read full chapter Retail: $17.99. Presumably the Christian community to which he wrote knew who he was. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Date of Writing: The Book of 2 John would most likely have been written at about the same time as John’s other letters, 1 and 3 John, between A.D. 85-95. perfections with him. These A B C truths, which are taught in the very first school-book used by Christ’s scholars, — “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?”. It would be casting pearls before swine to mention them to unregenerate men. Nicodemus confessed what he knew to be true, and he drew from it the thoroughly accurate conclusion that Christ must be a teacher come from God because of the miracles which he wrought. Ah, me! John 3:11-12. If thou art born again, thou wilt know what it is; but thou canst no more discover thy second birth than thy first birth, except by its results and effects. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: He has it now; and he can never lose it, or else it would not be everlasting. 2 Timothy 3 Commentary; 2 Timothy 4 Commentary; CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES JOHN HENRY BERNARD 2 TIMOTHY COMMENTARY. John 3:12. the only begotten of the Father; and that "in truth", or truly They say, when a man is sick, that it is a good thing to take him to his native place, and when a true believer’s soul gets faint and unbelieving, let him breathe the air of Calvary over again. Only it is added here with respect to Christ, that There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Words in boxes are from the Bible. John 3:1-2. OUTLINE: 3 A The Book of the Seven Signs (2:1 - 12:50) 1. He understands all mysteries; he can teach all truth, for he has been in heaven, he came down to earth, and he has gone back again to heaven. Though your soul has been ready to choose strangling rather than your life, yet there is a better life for you by trusting in Christ. Commentary for 3 John 3 John 1:9–10. If I have told you earthly things, Common-place things, the lower things of faith. Beloved — It is a most certain and joyful truth, that now are we, who believe on God’s Son with our heart unto righteousness; the children of God — And, persevering in that faith, we shall be acknowledged as such before men and angels in the day of final accounts; a truth which draws after it a long train of glorious consequences. You must be born into a new life if you are to be saved; how are you to have that great blessing? And said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest except God be with him. John 3:9-10. (3) John’s salutation to his readers. He must have come upon an errand of mercy, to bring salvation to the lost. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Get this book on Amazon using its exact ISBN. . of The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:16. He that hath the bride is the bride groom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. Beloved, I wish — Or, I pray, as ευχομαι is translated by Beza, Estius, Erasmus, Schmidius, Doddridge, and others. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:22-29 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea, and there he tarried with them, and baptized. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. Commentary for 3 John 3 John 1:9–10. Cure of the man born blind (9:1-7) 7. Retrouvez Pentecostal Commentary: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. John 3 – The New Birth “If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that is what we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” (Spurgeon) A. Nicodemus and the new birth. It was in the same way that Nicodemus fell into error concerning Christ’s teaching. There was a nut that Nicodemus could not crack, a riddle that he could not solve; and the Saviour left him thus puzzled, for the time being, that he might learn that, unless he was taught of the Spirit, he could not understand the teaching of Christ. Nicodemus was very candid ; he loved to hear of Jesus prospering now he came by night yet! 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