These classes focus on the study of systematic theology, biblical theology, church history, and other topics practical to Christian living. As I said last time, these verses expound on the first half of John the Baptist’s motto, “He must increase.” Although some Bible scholars think that verses 31-36 continue the words of John the Baptist, I’m inclined to side with those who argue that they are the words of John the apostle. John 3:31-36 - The Testimony of Jesus In this sermon, Rev. John Fullerton MacArthur Jr. (born June 19, 1939) is an American pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated Christian teaching radio program Grace to You. John 3:31-36. John Piper May 17, 2009 77 Shares Sermon. I am greatly concerned that all of you believe in Jesus for the right reasons: Because He has a heavenly origin—He came from above and is above all; because He has a heavenly message—He testifies of the Father; and, because He has heavenly authority—the Father has given all things into His hand. To reject him is to reject life and to have the wrath of God remain. There he is, meek and mild. And if you sit for very long under a pastor who waters down the Word, you won’t be faithful to God. By setting your seal to this, John means that you fix in your mind and heart that Jesus is the promised Redeemer, your personal Savior and Lord. This testimony is in agreement with what Jesus said of Himself earlier in the chapter. We use this tool as our primary means of communication. May 31, 2009. The one who comes from above is above all. … Weise, Robert, "104. The story begins by describing two thriving ministries that were taking place close to one another. Thus I need constantly to entreat God for more fullness of His Spirit. John 2 John 3:31-36 John 4. 31He who comes from above is above all. The reasons are probably as varied as the individuals who fall away. Detrimental Competition-8 Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jan 31, 2018 | 1,577 views. by John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck [Victor Books], 2:283). Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. That is dealt with elsewhere. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. Is it because men and women lack the mental capacity to understand his testimony? Sign In. And so the question must be asked (even of you), have you received his testimony? But when you take into consideration the context of this passage and the broader context of the whole Bible, the second interpretation fits better. We could truly spend days reflecting upon the significance of this event in human history. In this, He modeled for us how we are to live in dependence on God’s Spirit. Nothing is more important than this: God took on human flesh and dwelt among us. Don't have an account? Christ revealed the Father most fully having the Holy Spirit without measure – without limit. What were the causes of their spiritual failure? It is possible that this verse is referring to the fact that Christ will baptize those who are his with the Holy Spirit and give it without measure (without limit or restraint). In other words, they are a summation that ends this entire section of … Is above all--i.e., above all persons, and, as the context limits the sense, specially above all teachers.. But I might also press further and ask the person professing faith in Christ another question, namely, have you received Christ as he has been revealed according to the scriptures? A Mission of Love – Br. Men and women are in love with the darkness and therefore the hate the light. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? John 3:32b-33: “and no one receives His testimony. To reject Jesus’ testimony is to reject God. Denomination: Catholic. It really is a strange doctrine isn’t it? As the last of the prophets fades from the scene his farewell address calls us to a faithful obedience to Christ. John reminds that, Christ, having finished his work, has been given authority over all things. Note on John 3:13, and John 8:23.It is expressed in another form in the last clause of the verse. Here John the Evangelist developed the theme about the supremacy of Jesus, which John the Baptist spoke of to his followers (vv. Because Jesus is God’s Son from heaven who testifies to God’s truth, your eternal destiny hinges on believing in Him. 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. Because of who Jesus is, your eternal destiny hinges on believing in Him. (31). Be sure to check it often and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. John is repeating the point that Jesus’ existence did not begin when He was born to the virgin Mary. Adam was formed of the dust of the ground and we come from him through the natural process of procreation. Scripture: John 3:31-36, Acts 5:27-33. In our text (3:31) John contrasts Jesus with John the Baptist, “who is of the earth, is from the earth and speaks of the earth.” He is not nullifying the testimony of John, but rather pointing out its limitations by contrasting it with the superior testimony of Jesus. Jesus was different. The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.”. Finally. 8 of 8. First, they have a shallow understanding of their true moral guilt before the holy God. Here John the Evangelist developed the theme about the supremacy of Jesus, which John the Baptist spoke of to his followers (vv. He was not of the earth. Joel Ellis John 3:31-36 We thank you for sending the Son from above. John was from earth and so was limited, but Jesus was from _____ and was not so limited. He grew as you and I grow. He has come testifying to what he has seen and heard in heaven at the Father’s side. But here in 3:32 something else is emphasized. In addition, we believe that God has ordained the gathering of all generations, young to old, to worship Him together in one place and at one time. Our desire is to serve the church, community, and nations with the love of Christ. Joel Ellis John 3:31-36 In the end he suffered and died for our sins, and rose again on the third day. Here we are on the Sunday before Christmas and we are pressing on in our study through the gospel of John. John says nothing of the birth of Christ. The meaning is this is that even the prophets of God – John being the greatest of them – possessed only a limited knowledge and understanding of God. It is a moral problem which underlies the rejection of the Christ. The Christ of the manger is the Christ that many are willing to accept. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” (John 3:31–36, ESV). The Father Has Given All Things into Jesus’s Hands. Here John tells us that Christ came revealing that which he has seen and heard. For John, the incarnation is the most significant event in human history. 3:17), “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Because the Father loves the Son, He has given all things into His hand. He was speaking the very words of God, telling us what the Father is like and how we can have eternal life. Share this entry. His witness is reliable and certain. Think of how great the revelation of Jesus Christ is even in comparison to others instances of revelation in human history. That is a word you should be familiar with, especially this time of year: incarnation. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV), through the planting of local churches, both at home and abroad. Also, these verses are clearly Trinitarian. So people would be saved from perishing by believing in Jesus, (John 3:15). 31 He who comes from above () is above all. Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy. 7:29). John 3:31-36: All Things in Christ's Hand: John 3:34-36: He Who has Christ has All Things: John 3:34-36: The Father Loveth the Son: G. Hutcheson. It was the day after His baptism. An audio teaching series through the Baptist Catechism aimed to instruct in foundational Christian doctrine and to encourage obedience within God’s people. This means that as we proclaim the gospel, we can appeal to Jesus to open blind eyes and reveal the truth to those who are lost. It is only right that we think deeply upon the incarnation during this season. Note on John 3:13, and John 8:23.It is expressed in another form in the last clause of the verse. Because Jesus came to earth from heaven and is now back in heaven, exalted above all others, we must believe everything that He has told us about God and heavenly things. Many profess faith in Christ and yet go on allowing the gospel of Christ to affect only a small portion of their existence. According to John, to receive the testimony of the Son is to say that God is true. He is who He claimed to be. By Br. You felt great about it at the time and even shed tears of joy as the counselor shared with you that you now have eternal life and that it can’t be taken from you. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. (Colossians 1:28, ESV), on Sermon: John 3:31-36: The Son of God Incarnate, Sermon: John 3:31-36: The Son of God Incarnate. We use it to refer to this reality: that the eternal Son of God took on human flesh and dwelt amongst us. Therefore, each and every Sunday our children worship the Lord alongside their parents and other members of God’s family. Since Jesus has come from heaven, His words surpass those of any religious teacher. He has revealed the Father to us most fully. Reflection: John 3:31-36 Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter – John 3:31-36 Today John weaves together a variety of images of earth and heaven. ): Why believe in Jesus? He who comes from heaven is above all.” (John 3:31, ESV). Resume Prayer. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. And, having accomplished his work through his life, death and resurrection, he has been given authority over all things. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:24–26, ESV). John 2 John 3:31-36 John 4. Scripture: John 3:31–36 Topic: The Supremacy of Christ; He who comes from above is above all. If you do not have a Bible you can understand we have one for you in the back, if you’ve already picked one of those Bibles up you’ll find John 3 on page 518. John 3:31-36 English Standard Version, David Cochran Audio He who comes from above is above all. The reason why some receive Christ is not stated here. If your faith rests on popular opinion, it will crumble in time. A sign of Jesus. Why do men and women reject Christ’s testimony? Close Filters Scripture . This phrase is either saying that Christ gives the Spirit without measure to those who believe, or the Father gives the Spirit without measure to the Christ the Son. Have you known people who professed faith in Christ and later fell away? Jesus claimed to be from God and speak what the _____commanded Him (John … As Burge (pp. He who comes from heaven is above all. Second, they don’t understand who Jesus is and what He did for them on the cross. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. The question needs to be asked, do you know him, really? 28:18), “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”. Because he came from somewhere else. John the Baptist witnessed the voice from heaven and the Spirit descending as a dove, and had proclaimed that Jesus was the Messiah. We rejoice that you rule over all even now and we look forward to your return. John 3:34-36: The Father Loveth the Son: J. Trapp. Thus, Jesus has a heavenly origin and a heavenly message. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . John 3:31-36. Neither does Mark, actually. He only had a limited understanding of the things of God, as all humans do to one extent or another. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. Since Jesus has come from heaven, His words surpass those of any religious teacher. D. A. Carson (The Gospel According to John [Eerdmans/Apol­los], p. 213) sums it up: “Jesus so completely says and does all that God says and does, and only what God says and does … that to believe Jesus is to believe God.” The converse is also true: To reject Jesus’ testimony about God is to reject God (see John 12:44-50). The point for us is: the reason we should put our trust in Jesus is because we have come to the firm conclusion, based on the apostolic witness, that God is true and that Jesus spoke the words of God. Christ came in human flesh to reveal, to testify, to witness, to make plain and clear, truths that he has seen and heard in heaven in the presence of the Father. John the Baptist pointed out the detriments of competitive ministry. The implication was that either the Spirit fully controlled my life or I was in control. John is obviously concerned that we get it. Emmaus is a Reformed Baptist church in Hemet, California. The point I am making is this: by the appearance of things, the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth were no different. He was (and is) dismissed and rejected by man. As we saw earlier in this chapter, probably Jesus’ words end at 3:15 and John’s comments follow in 3:16-21. No one who has ever lived could ever claim such a thing. He, like we, was of the earth and, therefore, spoke in an earthly way. John’s disciples came to him with the observation, ‘The One of whom you testified is baptising, and all men come to Him’ (cf. He that is of the earth is earthly.--This is the right sense, but the force of the words is lessened by not preserving the three-fold "of the earth" which is in the Greek. Q. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. What a tragedy! Is it because he is unclear? 4. And so Christ, being from above, came to testify to what he has seen and heard in heaven at the Fathers side. That’s an astounding claim! But notice what those who receive Christ are ultimately saying. John ...read more Scripture: John 3:31-36 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. Don't have an account? John 3:35: “The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.” The love between the Father, the Son, and the Spirit is eternal and perfect. Why? It is through our Emmaus Essentials (Sunday School) that we hope to experience an in depth study of the scriptures and Christian theology. John fleshes this out more in verse 34: “For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.” (John 3:34, ESV) Christ came to testify to what he has seen and heard in heaven and at the Fathers side. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. A lot of what they write contradicts what the Bible says about heaven, but people buy their books and receive it as true because the authors claim to have eyewitness testimony. The last six verses in John chapter 3 speak directly about Jesus Christ. | Expand chapter. Sermon Series; Search Results: John 3:31-36; Free Sermon Series for Preaching : In Sermon Series: "John 3:31-36" showing 1-20 of 30 Filter Results Sort By. I think that there are also two common problems behind those who make a profession of faith and then fall away. 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. John 3:34-36 : The Mediator: A. Beith, D. D. John 3:34-36: What Things: Bp. Speaker: Sam Storms Series: So That You May Believe Passage: John 18:13-14–18:19-24, Mark 14:53-65–15:1, John 18:28-38a, Luke 23:8-12, John 18:38b-40 Chapel Sermons Academic Year 2015-2016. Why does it happen? Prayer: Father in heaven, we thank you for your love. Have you received the testimony of Jesus Christ? | Expand chapter. Meanwhile, a lot of your friends who are not religious are saying, “I told you it wouldn’t work!” An atheistic professor gave a lecture ridiculing Christianity. He repeats himself, saying, “He who comes from heaven is above all.”, The teaching is that Jesus came to this earth from above; he came from heaven. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. 34 For he whom … Scripture Formatting. He reflects upon it again and again in the first three chapters of his gospel. Return to the Main Player. It’s interesting to contrast John’s statement in 3:32, that “no one receives His testimony,” with the report of John the Baptist’s disciples (3:26) that “all are coming to Him.” Jesus had a large popular following because He healed people and they found His teaching fascinating. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world [incarnation], but in order that the world might be saved through him. Scripture: Luke 2:46-52, John 2:1-12, Mark 3:20-21, Mark 3:31-35, John 19:25-27 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. John 3:31-36 ~ that God is true Israel - Destroyed Completely and Rebuilt. It is within Christian … Jesus tells us, “by this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). John’s gospel has already made it clear, saying, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that [in order that, or for this purpose] whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, ESV). Their perception of Christ may be warped and inconsistent with what he has revealed concerning himself. It was time to begin choosing “His team” – the men whom He would be training, and who would continue … These affirm (“set their seal to this”) “that God is true.”. It would be highly unusual for a Jew like John the Baptist at this point in history to have had such well-defined views. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” (John 3:31–36, ESV) That is what you expect to hear on the Sunday before Christmas, right – something about the birth of Christ? It is true, Christ came to save and he came to reveal the Father to us. He came to reveal truth to us, truth that he has seen and heard in heaven in the presence of God the Father. Rating . DETRIMENTAL COMPETITION-VIII—John 3:22-36 Christians & … He will be all in heaven. Posted in Sermon and tagged John 3:31-36. The last word that we hear from the Baptist is this: “He [Jesus]  must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30, ESV) John the Apostle is essentially saying amen to that and also explaining why this right. John’s gospel often presents life as a stark conflict between the forces of good and evil, between faith and sin, light and darkness, truth and lies. It is an incredible thing to claim that the Son of God walked in the midst of his creation for a time. John 6:35-40 Preaching and Seeing; John 6:30-35 Boston Massacre 2013; John 6:22-29 Eat, Work, Sleep, Die; John 21:1-19 Obeying God Through Peter; John 6:1-15 What Good Am I? You see, that is where our contemplation of the incarnation should ultimately and finally take us – to consider Christ high and lifted up! Chapel Sermon by from John 3:31-36 on Friday, April 29, 2016. Why is it that Jesus Christ deserved central place? In the parable of the sower, Jesus told about those who believed and found sudden joy, but they didn’t have roots, so that when the hot sun of trials came out, they wilted and died. Thankfully, there are some who do receive him. In 3:16 he says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son [incarnation], that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. This is a fairly significant passage, if for no other reason than because it contains the very last of all the words that we will ever hear from John the Baptist in this Gospel. 15:13-19). The one who comes from heaven is above all. Scripture: John 3:31–36 Topic: The Supremacy of Christ; He who comes from above is above all. It is a strong statement, especially to the ears of the the Jewish people who say they believe in the God of the Old Testament but reject the Christ. But he is more than that. They said and did similar things. He was born in the way that men are born. And yet John does not provide us with the material for that. And notice that John does much the same thing in his second extended comment found in 3:31-36: He writes, “He who comes from above is above all. His words are Spirit and … 11:2; 42:1; 61:1; Luke 4:18). This is all very clear in John’s gospel. The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. John 3:34-36: What Things are Put into the Redeemer's Hand: C. Clemance, D. … Of course, John is writing about Jesus. Register! To reject the testimony of the Son is to call God a liar. First, the following words of Warren Wiersbe, in his commentary on John’s Gospel, will help prepare us for the study of verses 31-36. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. 3:31. He came from above, and is therefore to be honored above all. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. But he often speaks of the incarnation, just in another way. Both options are present realities that extend into eternity. It is true that God used men like John the Baptist to reveal wonderful truths to the world, but the Baptist, like every other man, woman, and child, was limited in his perspective and stood in need of revelation from above. The Father and the Son, you see, are perfectly united in truth. He who comes from heaven is above all. John 3:36: “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” There are two and only two options: Believe in Jesus and have eternal life; or, do not obey Jesus and be under God’s perpetual wrath. Jesus compares His eventual crucifixion to Moses’ lifting up of the serpent, (John 3:14; Numbers 21:4-9). 11:27), “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Just before He ascended into heaven, as He gave the Great Commission, He again affirmed (Matt. True faith involves trusting truly in the true Christ, as revealed in the scriptures. Jesus came to this earth from heaven, where He dwelt eternally with the Father. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. Sign In. The phrase found here in verse 34, “for he gives the Spirit without measure”, has been interpreted in one of two ways. There we find the familiar verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him … It is there that we learn of the immaculate conception, of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and the Christ’s birth in that most humble place – he was wrapped in swaddling cloths and placed in a manger. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. II. Interested in becoming a member? John 3:31-36 12/28/08 John 3:31-36 Hudson UMC Once again, we find ourselves in the Gospel of John, finishing up this chapter at the same time we finish up the year. ‘All men’ might have been an exaggeration, but Jesus was making more disciples than His forerunner (cf. Gregg. As difficult as the doctrine is, why must we believe in God’s wrath? John Piper May 31, 2009 37 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. He who comes from heaven is above all.” (John 3:31, ESV). No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.”. In reality, many prefer the Jesus of the manger. John 3:31-36: All Things in Christ's Hand: John 3:34-36: He Who has Christ has All Things: John 3:34-36: The Father Loveth the Son: G. Hutcheson. One of Martin Luther’s most famous writings is “The Freedom of a Christian,” which he wrote in 1520 just before … Continue reading "Commentary on John 8:31-36" John 3:31-36. We will also see that, as a summary, these last verses of the chapter bring together themes from throughout chapter three. You see the gospel of Christ – the testimony and revelation which come from Christ – are to impact the whole of life. Scripture: John 3:31-36. In fact every time John comments upon the life of Christ in the first three chapters of his gospel he hones in upon the astonishing fact that the Son of God took on flesh and dwelt among us. He is superior to all, to be respected and honored above all. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world [incarnation], and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” (John 3:16–19, ESV). It’s similar to what we saw in 1:11-12: “He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. Stubborn problems reared their ugly head. Jesus affirmed (Matt. John 3:31-36. Look with me at verse 32: “He [Jesus] bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. Scripture: John 3:22–30. John is clear about why he wrote his Gospel (20:31): “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, you may have life in His name.” I titled an earlier message from John 1:15-18, “Why You Should Believe in Jesus.” In our text, John hits it once more (and it won’t be the last time! Chris Vogel looks at the final words of John the Baptist in the Gospel of John (John 1:31-36). It had to be based on the truth about Jesus. He who comes from heaven is above all. Please join us for a four-week study in which we will make a case from the scriptures for local church membership and introduce the ministries, government, doctrines, and distinctive's of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church. Perhaps you went to an evangelistic meeting and all of your friends went forward at the altar call as the congregation sang an emotional hymn and the preacher pled for everyone to come forward. Secondly, this passage reminds us that, Christ, being from above, came to testify to what he has seen and heard. (31) He that cometh from above.--Comp. God’s wrath is His settled, holy hatred and opposition to all sin. Register! That he paid for sins so that I might live through faith in him. He says,”Bible scholars do not agree as to who is speaking in John 3:31-36, John the apostle or John the Baptist. 16:15), “Who do you say that I am?” If you get that question right, everything else is secondary. But Jesus could make such a claim with full credibility, because of who He is. John’s Gospel uses many images and symbols to signify the action of the Spirit. But when is competition detrimental to Christian ministry? We will also see that, as a summary, these last verses of the chapter bring together themes from throughout chapter three. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” The general response to Jesus when He came to this earth was rejection. John 3:31-36 - The Testimony of Jesus In this sermon, Rev. John Piper May 24, 2009 2K Shares Sermon. But they were altogether different in this regard: one was of the earth, the other from above. The scriptures tell us to “do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). “For He gives the Spirit without measure” explains why Jesus spoke the words of God: During Jesus’ earthly ministry, God the Father gave Him the full measure of the Holy Spirit (Isa. (31) He that cometh from above. How could we not also ask the question, have I listened to him? The Realm is our church's online network. He experienced all of the temptations and miseries associated with this life. Is it because he is inconsistent? Two, Christ came from above to reveal truth to us. 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