2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. 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? 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? What does it signify though we have food to eat in plenty, and variety of raiment to put on, if we are not born again? The wrath of God now fastens upon them; and their own hearts condemn them. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. A change in his whole character and conduct has taken place. 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. The Day of the Lord Will Come. 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. This is part-5 in a 23-part study on the book of John. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. We cannot otherwise expect any benefit by Christ; it is necessary to our happiness here and hereafter. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “ They have no wine. John is the “elder” who probably was still in Ephesus when he wrote this letter. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. 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. #1:13|, and its tendency is to heaven. It is a great change made in the heart of a sinner, by the power of the Holy Spirit. 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. If any so far slight either their disease by sin, or the method of cure by Christ, as not to receive Christ upon his own terms, their ruin is upon their own heads. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? The love of God is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost, and is become the commanding principle of his actions. Read full chapter. 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. John 12:42. 2 On h the third day there was a wedding at i Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. The miracle at Cana. How great is the misery of unbelievers! Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 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. The same word signifies both the wind and the Spirit. If they had not hated saving knowledge, they would not sit down contentedly in condemning ignorance. 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. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 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. The Spirit sends his influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree, he pleases. 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. 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. 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. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. It could mean that the people respected him as amature man. 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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Many think that cannot be proved, which they cannot believe. 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|. 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? See the powerful remedy against this fatal malady. (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. 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John chapter 3. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. This new birth is from heaven, ch. Thus the things of the Spirit of God are foolishness to the natural man. For no one could perform the … (3) John’s salutation to his readers. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. Christ is plainly set forth to us in the gospel. 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 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. God sent One to save us, that was dearest to himself; and shall he not be dearest to us? 2. Here he adds that they are now His children. And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. 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. It could meanthat the person was old. Though the causes are hidden, the effects are plain, when the soul is brought to mourn for sin, and to breathe after Christ. And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there 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. 3 John 2 in all English translations. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. Here, also, is the great gospel duty, to believe in Jesus Christ. Chapter Contents. 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. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with j his disciples. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. John the Baptist affirms Jesus. On the other hand, renewed hearts bid this light welcome. This is the first recorded miracle, but that does not mean that Jesus had not done miracles earlier. 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. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven. 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. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Jesus tells Nicodemus he must be born again. m My hour has not yet come. Sinful works are works of darkness. It is not wrought by any wisdom or power of our own, but by the power of the blessed Spirit. It means that something is done in us, and for us, which we cannot do for ourselves. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, 'Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. John 2:3, "And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine." 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? Behold and wonder, that the great God should love such a worthless world! ” 5 His mother said to the servants, “ Do whatever he tells you. 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. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. 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. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. 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. It could not be saved, but through him; there is no salvation in any other. He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. 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. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. However, Second John has the fewest verses in the Bible with only 1 chapter made up of only 13 verses. a 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and. (12-22) Many believe in Christ. 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. It is then further explained by the Lord Jesus. CHAPTER 2. How great is the sin of unbelievers! In this observe the deadly and destructive nature of sin. Ask awakened consciences, ask damned sinners, they will tell you, that how charming soever the allurements of sin may be, at the last it bites like a serpent. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. The changing of water to wine is Jesus’ first public act in John, the inaugural “sign” … Continue reading "Commentary on John 2:1-11" For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. John supports the commandment to “love one another”. Christ's stating of the doctrine and the necessity of regeneration, it should seem, made it not clearer to Nicodemus. At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. 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. It contains the famous stories of the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine and Jesus expelling the money changers from the Temple Text. 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. The regenerating work of the Holy Spirit is compared to water. Jesus’ mother was there, Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. 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. John chapter 3 is one of the most important in the entire gospel. 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. Watch our overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. 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 … 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. The wind bloweth where it listeth for us; God directs it. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you. Quick outline of 2 John. To this plural answers the plural, John 3:7, “Ye must be born again.” The Antecedent … (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? • 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. #11-13|, shows the folly of those who make these things strange unto them; and it recommends us to search them out. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. 18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so … 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. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 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. In Red Dead Redemption Chapter 3, the gang gets involved in a familiar war in the south.. 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. Here is gospel, good news indeed. 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. God so loved the world; so really, so richly. Our Saviour spoke of the necessity and nature of regeneration or the new birth, and at once directed Nicodemus to the source of holiness of the heart. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and so saving it. The Wedding at Cana. By our first birth we were corrupt, shapen in sin; therefore we must be made new creatures. On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … 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). John 2 is the second chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The wicked world keep as far from this light as they can, lest their deeds should be reproved. 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. What member of the Jewish ruling council questions Jesus about the meaning of being born again? 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. "22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 3 And when they wanted wine, the … they are condemned already; which speaks a certain condemnation; a present condemnation. Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. But he acknowledged his ignorance, which shows a desire to be better informed. After the loud, public commotion at the temple, John transitions to a quiet, nighttime discussion. Title: The epistle’s title is “2 John”. 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