Exposition of John (Page 11)

Exposition of John (Page 11)

Christ’s Response to Unbelief

Christ’s Response to Unbelief Text: John 3:11-13 Once again I wish to emphasize to you that the analogy used by the Lord in John 3 to depict what is necessary in order to enter the kingdom of God, is deliberately one which shows our lack of contribution. Just as you had zero influence in the matters of your first birth, so it is with the new birth. Spiritual life is…

The Powerlessness of Man in Salvation

The Powerlessness of Man in Salvation Text: John 3:1-10 As we step into John 3, we’re moving into a passage that where John is intent on showing us the reality of John 1:13. There is perhaps no greater explanation of the sovereign work of God in salvation than right here. As Peter says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his…

Faith That Does Not Save

Faith That Does Not Save Text: John 2:23-25 You may remember that we noticed in the prologue that John is dealing with a lot of contrasts. Death vs life, darkness vs light, that which is created vs He who is uncreated, etc. Among them is faith vs unbelief, and in this portion we see that John is intent in showing the miraculous nature of genuine faith. We must see this…

Christ’s First Cleansing of the Temple

Christ’s First Cleansing of the Temple Text: John 2:12-21 Darkness of the spiritual climate of Jesus’ day cannot be overstated. The Jewish religion was literally leading men to Hell. The Jewish religion was dead, empty, and had absolutely no comfort for sinners. That is proved by the blindness of the religious leaders in John 1, and pictured by the miracle of…

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…