#1:13|, and its tendency is to heaven. Below is a modified transcript from the audio lesson. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. A good man acts truly and sincerely in all he does. John chapter 3. 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. But though he came by night, Jesus bid him welcome, and hereby taught us to encourage good beginnings, although weak. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. It is a great change made in the heart of a sinner, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. 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. John 2 is the second chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. We want to keep in mind that there’s a direct link with the end of chapter 2 and recalling that the text itself never had the original verse and chapter divisions. 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. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. Here he adds that they are now His children. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “ They have no wine. Purpose of Writing: John’s purpose in writing this third epistle is threefold. 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. Many crucial ideas are explained in this passage, including the role of Jesus as Savior. Antichrists. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? God having given him to be our Prophet, Priest, and King, we must give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by him. The knowledge of this must be from above, and can be received by faith alone. Read full chapter. Christ's discourse of gospel truths, ver. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and. It is not wrought by any wisdom or power of our own, but by the power of the blessed Spirit. And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. ” 5 His mother said to the servants, “ Do whatever he tells you. • In verses 1-3, John sends greetings to “the chosen lady” (vs. 1, 4, 5), who is most likely one of the churches in his region. 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. Though he has been a great sinner, yet he is not dealt with according to what his sins deserve. This is part-5 in a 23-part study on the book of John. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. (11-15) That love described by its actings. 3 John 2 in all English translations. On the other hand, renewed hearts bid this light welcome. 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 … Here is God's love in giving his Son for the world. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. 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. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. 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. How great is the sin of unbelievers! 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. a 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 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. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) From all this is shown the happiness of true believers; he that believeth in Christ is not condemned. By our first birth we were corrupt, shapen in sin; therefore we must be made new creatures. Watch our overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Walk in truth (1–4) Love others and obey God (5–6) Beware false teachers (7–11) Look forward to a visit (12–13) More pages related to 2 John. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 2 On h the third day there was a wedding at i Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. We cannot otherwise expect any benefit by Christ; it is necessary to our happiness here and hereafter. John 2:3, "And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine." 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. The original text was written in Koine Greek. 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). 2. In Red Dead Redemption Chapter 3, the gang gets involved in a familiar war in the south.. 1 * On the third day there was a wedding * in Cana * in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Christ's stating of the doctrine and the necessity of regeneration, it should seem, made it not clearer to Nicodemus. Many think that cannot be proved, which they cannot believe. Here is gospel, good news indeed. (22-36)1-8 Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. 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? It is then further explained by the Lord Jesus. In this observe the deadly and destructive nature of sin. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. The wrath of God now fastens upon them; and their own hearts condemn them. 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. This tells me that Mary knows that Jesus does miracles. 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. #11-13|, shows the folly of those who make these things strange unto them; and it recommends us to search them out. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. 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. Chapter Contents. Jesus Christ is every way able to reveal the will of God to us; for he came down from heaven, and yet is in heaven. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." 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. Expositional Bible study on the Gospel of John, Chapter 3. A change in his whole character and conduct has taken place. (3) John’s salutation to his readers. The Wedding at Cana. 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. However, Second John has the fewest verses in the Bible with only 1 chapter made up of only 13 verses. We must have a new nature, new principles, new affections, new aims. John 12:42. 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. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 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. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. 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. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. He shows the Author of this blessed change. 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. 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 … (12-22) Many believe in Christ. For no one could perform the … 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 … Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. What Christ speak, Nicodemus misunderstood, as if there had been no other way of regenerating and new-moulding an immortal soul, than by new-framing the body. He whom we offended is our Peace, and the way of applying for a cure is by believing. Title: The epistle’s title is “2 John”. 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. Copy good men in the way that you live (3 John verses 11-12) v11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is … For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. The miracle at Cana. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. 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. Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 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. (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. John chapter 3 is one of the most important in the entire gospel. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. 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. 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. After the loud, public commotion at the temple, John transitions to a quiet, nighttime discussion. And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. if after a few mornings and evenings spent in unthinking mirth, carnal pleasure, and riot, we die in our sins, and lie down in sorrow? 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. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. 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. Thus the things of the Spirit of God are foolishness to the natural man. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. The same word signifies both the wind and the Spirit. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John the Baptist affirms Jesus. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. This is the first recorded miracle, but that does not mean that Jesus had not done miracles earlier. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, 'Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. 3 When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 * [And] Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? they are condemned already; which speaks a certain condemnation; a present condemnation. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. 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. 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. Sinful works are works of darkness. CHAPTER 2. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 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. m My hour has not yet come. 3 And when they wanted wine, the … 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. Jesus Christ came to save us by pardoning us, that we might not die by the sentence of the law. What member of the Jewish ruling council questions Jesus about the meaning of being born again? 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. Behold and wonder, that the great God should love such a worthless world! 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. If they had not hated saving knowledge, they would not sit down contentedly in condemning ignorance. 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. New International Version. It contains the famous stories of the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine and Jesus expelling the money changers from the Temple Text. «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. Quick outline of 2 John. It could meanthat the person was old. God so loved the world; so really, so richly. Here, also, is the great gospel duty, to believe in Jesus Christ. • Verses 4-11, are the body of the letter. It means that something is done in us, and for us, which we cannot do for ourselves. John is the “elder” who probably was still in Ephesus when he wrote this letter. 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