Exposition of John (Page 11)

Exposition of John (Page 11)

The Disciple-Making Saviour

The Disciple-Making Saviour Text: John 1:43-51 In John 1:11 we were told his own received Him not, and largely this is true, and we’re going to see that in John’s gospel. But here in our passage we are brought into another day where we see that it wasn’t entirely the case. Some Jews did believe, and they were significant. The first testimony John uses is that of John the…

The Essence of Discipleship

The Essence of Discipleship Text: John 1:35-42 In this passage we have some who were later were to become apostles meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not the calling to the apostleship, this is the first meeting. Andrew is named and is with someone else. Since those in the latter part of this portion became apostles, it’s likely that John is the unnamed disciple…

The Public Identification of Christ

The Public Identification of Christ Text: John 1:30-34 Often when one says the word ‘prophecy’ they consider it solely in relation to the telling of the future. But, while it can mean that and often does, the primary meaning of the word relates simply to the declaring of truth. It is both foretelling and forth-telling. As we consider John the Baptist, while he was a…

The Lamb of God

The Lamb of God Text: John 1:29 One of the things that I was absolutely delighted about when I first arrived here was that the text over the doorway of this church was John 1:29. There are many texts that our churches use for that kind of thing; We preach Christ crucified, justified by his blood, etc. But to me to have a text that calls every saint and sinner to look to…

The Testimony of the Voice

The Testimony of the Voice Text: John 1:19-28 As we step into the historical section of this gospel, we leave behind one of the most glorious sections of all the Bible. I know I didn’t do it justice, but I trust the Lord has strengthened in your mind the basic themes and truths that are important with regard to to person of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of…

The Uniqueness of Christ

The Uniqueness of Christ Text: John 1:15-18 We’re now approaching the end of John’s prologue to his gospel. Next week we will commence the narrative of the life and times of Jesus Christ from John’s perspective, but in these eighteen verses John speaks theologically rather narratively. He is making clear in this opening prologue that Jesus is God in human flesh. That He…

Vital Truths of a Viable Saviour

Vital Truths of a Viable Saviour Text: John 1:14 The title ‘The Word’ is exclusively used by the Apostle John to refer to the Son of God. John, 1 John & Revelation. We noted that John begins deliberately connecting his thoughts with the first lines of Genesis, and He shows us that when it states ‘and God said’, John wants us to know that right there we have the…

When God Interjects

When God Interjects Text: John 1:12-13 The great distinction in our world is not wealth, not skin colour, nor nationality… the great division in humanity is caused by the gospel of Jesus Christ. And this ought not to surprise us in light of what John has been declaring about the Son of God. You see, the difference in wealth is degrees. All have money, it’s just the…

The Rejection of the Light

The Rejection of the Light Text: John 1:9-11 When we think of light, we usually think of it as either dark, or light, or some degree in between. For us, light is on and off, it is present or it is absent. We are so familiar with it we think of it in very simplistic terms, but it’s far from simple. Light is energy. A luminous, radiant energy, moving at a speed of 186,282…