The Word of God

(John 3:31-36)

Jesus spoke the words of God and He is the Word of God. What he spoke and taught in His gospel were not the words of man but of God. He did not speak about the things of this earth, but the things of the kingdom of heaven for His words are the words of the spirit, not the words of the flesh.

This is the testimony of the apostle John in these few verses as he testifies to the truth about the Word of God.

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John the Baptist, the Friend of God

(John 3:22-30)

I have written about John the Baptist and his ministry quite a few times in this blog, and rather than repeat old ground I would refer you to the links at the bottom of this page to read those previous comments. However in this section of scripture there are a couple of points made about John the Baptist that are worth mentioning and which I may not have previously covered. They add insight not only about John, but also about how we should be and behave today.

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Sons of Light, Sons of Darkness

(John 3:19-21)

Light and darkness. Could there be any greater or more compelling a contrast between two things? Opposites and in opposition, and neither can exist in the presence of the other. This is exactly the position we see between those who come to the Lord and those who choose not to, as described in this scripture. Just as light displaces darkness, so too the truth of the light of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, who is the light of this world, displaces the darkness of ignorance and evil.

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Jesus Came to Save, Not to Condemn

(John 3:17-18)

Quite often you hear people talk about how hard it is to be a Christian. They talk about all the rules and regulations and laws and how if you make a mistake you’ll be condemned to hellfire and brimstone. Unbelievers in particular talk about God as if he were ready to damn every person for every mistake they ever made and that everyone is under the constant threat of condemnation and damnation.

If you have heard such talk too, then you need to read this post, because nothing could be further from the truth.

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For God So Loved The World

(John 3:16)

How many people have quoted this scripture? It is probably the most recognized scripture in the bible and has been immortalized in poetry, song and verse by many writers and musicians. And with good reason for it encapsulates in a few words the awesome purpose of God for man and the Creation. These few words written by a fisherman two thousand years ago have captured the minds, hearts and spirits of so many that I am humbled even considering adding to the liturgy that already exists. So I will be brief and speak about what see in these words.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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The Son of Man Will be Lifted Up

(John 3:9-15)

While speaking to Nicodemus, the Lord provides him with an insight into why He had come. He shows this by using a parallel from the old testament to show how the faith revealed in Christianity would work. In this section there are several valuable lessons to be learned which will benefit us today. Jesus shows us here why some will live and others will die, and it is all based upon faith.

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