Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Sinful works are works of darkness. We cannot otherwise expect any benefit by Christ; it is necessary to our happiness here and hereafter. What does it signify though we have food to eat in plenty, and variety of raiment to put on, if we are not born again? 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. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven. Date of Writing: The Book of 3 John would most likely have been written at about the same time as John’s other letters, 1 and 2 John, between A.D. 85-95. John 2 is the second chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 And when they wanted wine, the … Here, also, is the great gospel duty, to believe in Jesus Christ. It could not be saved, but through him; there is no salvation in any other. The wind bloweth where it listeth for us; God directs it. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. Jesus Christ came to save us by healing us, as the children of Israel, stung with fiery serpents, were cured and lived by looking up to the brazen serpent, #Nu 21:6-9|. To this plural answers the plural, John 3:7, “Ye must be born again.” The Antecedent … 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (3) John’s salutation to his readers. 1 * On the third day there was a wedding * in Cana * in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. The Apostle has just said that all Christians are children of God. (12-22) Many believe in Christ. Quick outline of 2 John. 2 John 3 King James Version (KJV) 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. He did not talk with Christ about state affairs, though he was a ruler, but about the concerns of his own soul and its salvation, and went at once to them. He whom we offended is our Peace, and the way of applying for a cure is by believing. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. ” 5 His mother said to the servants, “ Do whatever he tells you. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For example, in the New International Version 2 John is the shortest book with only 302 words but in the King James Version (Authorized Version) 3 John is the shortest with only 295 words. 5 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. Expositional Bible study on the Gospel of John, Chapter 3. The knowledge of this must be from above, and can be received by faith alone. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. But though he came by night, Jesus bid him welcome, and hereby taught us to encourage good beginnings, although weak. God sent One to save us, that was dearest to himself; and shall he not be dearest to us? 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, 'Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: 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. Thus the things of the Spirit of God are foolishness to the natural man. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. (1-11) Christ casts the buyers and sellers out of the temple. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. The wrath of God now fastens upon them; and their own hearts condemn them. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. A change in his whole character and conduct has taken place. It is a great change made in the heart of a sinner, by the power of the Holy Spirit. We must be entirely different from what we were before, as that which begins to be at any time, is not, and cannot be the same with that which was before. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? The love of God is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost, and is become the commanding principle of his actions. 18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so … 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. What member of the Jewish ruling council questions Jesus about the meaning of being born again? Here he adds that they are now His children. Chapter Contents. 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. (23-25) Commentary on John 2:1-11 (Read John 2:1-11) It is very desirable when there is a marriage, to have Christ own and bless it. The regenerating work of the Holy Spirit is compared to water. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? The Spirit sends his influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree, he pleases. (22-36)1-8 Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with j his disciples. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Purpose of Writing: John’s purpose in writing this third epistle is threefold. The changing of water to wine is Jesus’ first public act in John, the inaugural “sign” … Continue reading "Commentary on John 2:1-11" 2 and 3 John present the closest approximation in the New Testament to the conventional letter form of the contemporary Greco-Roman world, since they were addressed from an individual to … After the loud, public commotion at the temple, John transitions to a quiet, nighttime discussion. 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. It is then further explained by the Lord Jesus. Behold and wonder, that the great God should love such a worthless world! We must have a new nature, new principles, new affections, new aims. In Red Dead Redemption Chapter 3, the gang gets involved in a familiar war in the south.. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “ They have no wine. From all this is shown the happiness of true believers; he that believeth in Christ is not condemned. Here is God's love in giving his Son for the world. can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? John chapter 3. Jesus Christ came to save us by pardoning us, that we might not die by the sentence of the law. 2 On h the third day there was a wedding at i Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The wicked world keep as far from this light as they can, lest their deeds should be reproved. This is the first recorded miracle, but that does not mean that Jesus had not done miracles earlier. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John is the “elder” who probably was still in Ephesus when he wrote this letter. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. Grace, mercy, and peace: John presents a slightly expanded version of the standard John 2:3 STU XRF TSK COM LEX . «Previous Chapter Next Chapter» John Chapter 2 (King James Version) 1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. 19 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 Chapter 3 (King James Version) 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 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. No stronger expression could have been chosen to signify a great and most remarkable change of state and character. Christ is plainly set forth to us in the gospel. See the powerful remedy against this fatal malady. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? A good man acts truly and sincerely in all he does. Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. "22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. This new birth is from heaven, ch. 3 John 2 in all English translations. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a subject to which the world is very averse; it is, however, the grand concern, in comparison with which every thing else is but trifling. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. The structure of John 2:1-11 is typical of a miracle story: the setting is established (verses 1-2), a need arises (verses 3-5), a miracle addresses that need (verses 6-8), and there is a response to that miracle (verses 9-11). It is not wrought by any wisdom or power of our own, but by the power of the blessed Spirit. 2 John 3 THE spiritual mind will at once perceive, that our object in the preceding reflections has been to place the character of God, as the "Lord God, merciful and gracious," in its own proper light. Title: The epistle’s title is “2 John”. #1:13|, and its tendency is to heaven. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and. Our works are good when the will of God is the rule of them, and the glory of God the end of them; when they are done in his strength, and for his sake; to him, and not to men. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. He shows the Author of this blessed change. However, Second John has the fewest verses in the Bible with only 1 chapter made up of only 13 verses. Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. This is part-5 in a 23-part study on the book of John. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. Here is gospel, good news indeed. New International Version. The Wedding at Cana. Here it means that the writer is a leader in the church. John 3:2. νυκτός, by night) There is never a time that Christ does not receive comers to Him.— οἴδασμεν, we know) I, and those like me: the rulers rather than the Pharisees, ch. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." The same word signifies both the wind and the Spirit. And until we have grace to do this, we shall not be cured, but still are wounded with the stings of Satan, and in a dying state. 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. (11-15) That love described by its actings. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.— 1 John 3:2. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. We are not to marvel at this; for, when we consider the holiness of God, the depravity of our nature, and the happiness set before us, we shall not think it strange that so much stress is laid upon this. a. John chapter 3 is one of the most important in the entire gospel. It means that something is done in us, and for us, which we cannot do for ourselves. Below is a modified transcript from the audio lesson. At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and so saving it. 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. Many crucial ideas are explained in this passage, including the role of Jesus as Savior. Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. John supports the commandment to “love one another”. (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Copy good men in the way that you live (3 John verses 11-12) v11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is … 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John the Baptist affirms Jesus. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. #11-13|, shows the folly of those who make these things strange unto them; and it recommends us to search them out. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. But he acknowledged his ignorance, which shows a desire to be better informed. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … Read full chapter. John 2:3, "And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine." On the other hand, renewed hearts bid this light welcome. It is the second in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. There is also a condemnation grounded on their former guilt; they are open to the law for all their sins; because they are not by faith interested in the gospel pardon. 8 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. The miracle at Cana. Though he has been a great sinner, yet he is not dealt with according to what his sins deserve. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 1 The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in … How great is the sin of unbelievers! How great is the misery of unbelievers! By our first birth we were corrupt, shapen in sin; therefore we must be made new creatures. We have here a notice of Christ's two distinct natures in one person, so that while he is the Son of man, yet he is in heaven. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) The Day of the Lord Will Come. Birth is the beginning of life; to be born again, is to begin to live anew, as those who have lived much amiss, or to little purpose. This tells me that Mary knows that Jesus does miracles. What does it signify though we are well able to act our parts in life, in every other respect, if at last we hear from the Supreme Judge, "Depart from me, I know you not, ye workers of iniquity? For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”. Watch our overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. If any so far slight either their disease by sin, or the method of cure by Christ, as not to receive Christ upon his own terms, their ruin is upon their own heads. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. It could mean that the people respected him as amature man. John 12:42. Not that all those, and those only, that are baptized, are saved; but without that new birth which is wrought by the Spirit, and signified by baptism, none shall be subjects of the kingdom of heaven. ” 4 And Jesus said to her, k “ Woman, l what does this have to do with me? Something is wrong, whereby such a life begins as shall last for ever. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. So long as he continues under a load of unforgiven guilt, there can be little else than slavish fear of God; but when his doubts are done away, when he sees the righteous ground whereon this forgiveness is built, he rests on it as his own, and is united to God by unfeigned love. Our Saviour spoke of the necessity and nature of regeneration or the new birth, and at once directed Nicodemus to the source of holiness of the heart. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 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