How great is the misery of unbelievers! It is also probable that Christ had reference to the ordinance of baptism. 18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so … 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. 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|. Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. John 12:42. 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. 3 John 2 in all English translations. This tells me that Mary knows that Jesus does miracles. 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. Ask awakened consciences, ask damned sinners, they will tell you, that how charming soever the allurements of sin may be, at the last it bites like a serpent. 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. The Spirit sends his influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree, he pleases. But though he came by night, Jesus bid him welcome, and hereby taught us to encourage good beginnings, although weak. Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. 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. It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. ” 4 And Jesus said to her, k “ Woman, l what does this have to do with me? Title: The epistle’s title is “2 John”. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. If they had not hated saving knowledge, they would not sit down contentedly in condemning ignorance. 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. This is part-5 in a 23-part study on the book of John. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 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. Many crucial ideas are explained in this passage, including the role of Jesus as Savior. It could mean that the people respected him as amature man. 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. The wind bloweth where it listeth for us; God directs it. «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. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 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. "22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) For no one could perform the … It could meanthat the person was old. 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. What member of the Jewish ruling council questions Jesus about the meaning of being born again? John is the “elder” who probably was still in Ephesus when he wrote this letter. Many think that cannot be proved, which they cannot believe. m My hour has not yet come. The same word signifies both the wind and the Spirit. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. 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