3:22-30 I. Jesus and John the Baptist. The duty of man in response: believing on the Son of God. But here he would be liable to error. 2. All sin must be punished, or God would not be holy and just. Why is it important to base our faith in Christ on who He is and not just on what He can do for us? Tim Tebow found a creative new place to assert John 3:16 when he scraped out the three numbers in the black-out smears he made on his cheekbones before every one of his college football games. As I thought it through, I realized that if my faith was going to endure, it had to be my faith, not my parents’ faith and not my friends’ faith. What is the faith of the gospel. 7:29). Facts of every-day occurrence prove that Jesus has eternal life. 2. If they die unbelieving, they will experience the fullness of God’s wrath throughout eternity. And he adds that because of the surpassing greatness of that revelation, God gave him a thorn in the flesh to keep him humble. The inquirer thus sees himself opposite to God and odious in proportion to His excellence. “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. 4. No man of ordinary culture is asleep on this point, and this leads to modes of thinking and action which only disappoint. The doctrine of the gospel is that he that loses heaven loses this world also. THEIR OFFENCE. Voluntary sin and the persistent refusal of mercy and grace provoke it.(J. Rather than answering your prayers for deliverance, things got worse than they were before you went forward. Others, He said, seem to grow for a while, but the thorns of worries and riches and the pleasures of this life choked them out (Luke 8:13-14). WHAT THESE TRUTHS WOULD BE TO A HEATHEN THEY ARE TO US. John 3:36 Clipart. It is as sure as God Almighty's throne. Christ the Only Refuge from Apprehensions of the Future, Everlasting Life Connected with Believing on the Son of G, Faith and Unbelief; with Their Respective Consequences, Many Men are Deaf to the Charms of the Gospel, The Best Evidence of the Truth of Christianity, The Sureness of Christ's Testimony and its Rejection, The Testimony of Human Experience to the Divinity of Christ, What Things are Put into the Redeemer's Hand, Faith and unbelief; with their respective consequences, Everlasting life connected with believing on the Son of G, Christ the only refuge from apprehensions of the future. Voluntary sin and the persistent refusal of mercy and grace provoke it. Wrath is restrained and grace works. 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. John makes four main points to show why we should believe in Jesus: John 3:31: “He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. 2. Jesus affirmed (Matt. He would soon compare it with his own experience and see that between him and it there was a great gulf fixed. At the same time, the sinner lives constantly under the wrath of God. 5. At Jesus’ baptism, the Spirit descended on Him and the Father proclaimed (Matt. John ...read more While John the Baptist was a faithful witness of all that God entrusted to him, he was nonetheless human. Scripture: Psalms 2:3-4, Proverbs 31:25, Psalms 90:9-10, John 3:36, Psalms 2:12 Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ Summary: In what ways are people laughing at God? Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Christology, Faith, Soteriology (Salvation), Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. M. Sherwood, D. D.). John 3:36 (ESV) 36 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. The thought seems impious till the lost veil is withdrawn and the astonished soul beholds the great mystery of godliness. (3)The providence of God illustrates and confirms His Word.II. SermonAudio.com - John 3 Sermons. 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. They abound in our sanctuaries, and are to be met by thousands in our streets. The sinner is condemned and doomed before the Lord, John 3:36; Psa. On the unbeliever the wrath of God abides already. 5:8; Luke 8:12). Of course, none of us can obey God perfectly, but the overall direction of our lives should be that of obedience to Christ. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. (1)Eternal and Omnipotent Justice has decreed it. II. As John the Baptist testified (John 1:32), “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.” This brings out the full humanity of Jesus. APART FROM REVELATION, ALL SYSTEMS IN WHICH MEN SEEK REFUGE ARE VAIN. The evangelist has used this encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus to bring forth some important points. 3. He continued to point people to Jesus. II. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him.". we know that this moral life, if it may be so called, is quite compatible with spiritual death. I. As a man, He had to rely constantly on the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26), which enabled Him to speak the true words of God. It is not death, but regeneration — that is the entrance gate to it. 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. He is the slave of sin, and his heart is dead in sin. Here we must be careful not to misunderstand the point John is making. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More. In John 7:16, Jesus said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.” In John 8:28, He said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.” In John 14:10, after telling Philip that if he has seen Jesus, he has seen the Father, Jesus adds, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? II. (John 3:36, NASB) Notice it is eternal life. Not a threat to terrify.3. Behind it all is the enemy of our souls, who prowls about as a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Pet. This believing on the Son, as here mentioned, supposes a distinct knowledge of Him — of His person, natures, and offices. No heathen needs to be informed that life is more than existence. Through the virgin birth Jesus took on human flesh so that He could bear the penalty for our sins. It is sure in due time TO FALL UPON THE SINNER IN ALL THE TERRIBLENESS OF ITS POWER AND SEVERITY. John 3:36 says He that believes on the son has everlasting life. The truth is, it’s easy to ride on the coattails of your parents’ faith or your friends’ faith or of popular opinion. Thus: 1. able. Men rejected God's law, now they reject His gospel. Mark tells us of an interesting event in the life of Jesus. It is sure in due time TO FALL UPON THE SINNER IN ALL THE TERRIBLENESS OF ITS POWER AND SEVERITY.1. Throughout his Gospel, John makes it clear that … If these things be so, then see —. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. The scriptures portray a very real and vivid of picture of what Hell is and what it is like. As we saw earlier in this chapter, probably Jesus’ words end at 3:15 and John’s comments follow in 3:16-21. It is as sure as God Almighty's throne. In Step ... sermon prep resources, kids lessons, graphics packages, music, ministry tips, and more that you can download and use in your ministry. The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.”. There is but one door, and you close it by unbelief. But bow few laugh when told that they are condemned already. 12:1-10). (2)Revelation declares it on almost every page. 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. THIS WRATH IS JUSTLY DESERVED.1. - T. 1. 1. Voluntary sin and the persistent refusal of mercy and grace provoke it.(J. 4. The wrath of God will awaken conscience, which will have sufficient light to plant its daggers with unerring accuracy, and the sinner shall know What he has lost. This is beautiful verse art! 2. First, not to believe in Jesus is to disobey God, who calls on all to repent and believe. The unbeliever touches God in a very tender place: slighting the greatest manifestation of His love. The Father's approval and love of the Son were unlimited; for Christ did always those things that pleased the Father, and the Father declared himself to be well pleased with him. This means that sometimes I have to teach some difficult truths (as I will do in a moment when we get to the subject of God’s wrath in 3:36). The great end of existence, eternal life and Divine favour. Can he give it life? He turns to another method of escape. John 3:36(NASB) He that believeth in the Son has in Him the highest of all blessings, life eternal; has this in present possession-involved in the communion of faith in which he lives. If they were criminals no one would wonder, but many of them are highly respect. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2013, All Rights Reserved. III. MOST MEN FEEL THIS NEED MORE OR LESS, AND RESORT TO EXPEDIENTS AGAINST THE FEAR OF WHAT FOLLOWS DEATH. What Does John 3:36 Mean? He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 8:31-36 EXEGESIS: JOHN 8. God has promised food for it; He has stewards to furnish it with nourishment in due season; and the cupboard and larder is open for it to help itself whenever it likes. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. He perpetrates an offence against every person in the blessed Trinity. The food contained in the Bible is the produce of its native country, and it will not look well unless it will feed often on this. How can we know that the apostles faithfully reported the life and words of Jesus? 2. Life in himself. “John 3:31-36” The Revealer Has Come (3:31-36) A. Jesus alone was from above—from heaven (v.31) 1. 3. 16:15), “Who do you say that I am?” If you get that question right, everything else is secondary. 3. But the wrath of God — no pen can describe it, or imagination conceive it. Resources. Under a flurry of emotion, you went forward. We cannot feel for a stone as we do for a tree which possesses life in its lowest form. Those who receive Him are eternally secure. There is something tender, yet strong, about it. He was speaking the very words of God, telling us what the Father is like and how we can have eternal life. Those who refuse to believe in Christ are presently under the curse of sin and death. Life in his Redeemer. This is the world of probation, not of final award.3. I. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). This is the world of probation, not of final award.3. The unbeliever shall not see life. Every true Christian has witness within himself of this.Conclusion.1. And He put all things in subjection under His feet ….” The apostle Peter affirms (1 Pet. Consider Leon Morris’ words (. Men are aware that they are not quite right, but hope to be at last; meanwhile it does not trouble them. The inspiration of Christ was very different; for his ministry was Divine and perfect, and needed qualifications altogether transcending those which sufficed for his forerunner. IV. 3. Who alone are secure from Divine displeasure. 5:9; John 5:24; John 10:28. Those who reject the Gospel Saviour reject their life. What is the great condemning sin of the world, the sin comprehending every other sin — Unbelief. (John 3:36) The introductory text for our lesson is found in John 3:36, "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." Cf. 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. The idea of immortality existed before; but He brought it down from the clouds into sober certainty (John 5:25). He wanted Jesus exalted and himself to decrease in importance. (2)By proving His power to do whatever He has promised.4. But by such things is the inward man renewed day by day. "The wrath of God abideth on him." It would be highly unusual for a Jew like John the Baptist at this point in history to have had such well-defined views. I’ve heard that some of them have renounced their faith in Christ. M'Clelland, D. D.)The wrath of GodJ. Thus, Jesus has a heavenly origin and a heavenly message. It will be of age there — "a perfect man unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. By taking shelter in Christ through faith. I’ve been grieved lately to hear of several young adults who formerly were a part of this church, who professed faith in Christ and in some cases served in this church, but now do not go to any church. Voluntary sin and the persistent refusal of mercy and grace provoke it.(J. Is it not plain that a resurrection from this exalts us into a higher life, spiritual, not merely the life of our spirits, for in a lower sense they were alive before, but a life produced by the Spirit of God and doing God's will and enjoying His favour. But this can be conceived without the capacity of moral distins-tions — which men have, however. III. ‘All men’ might have been an exaggeration, but Jesus was making more disciples than His forerunner (cf. This life derived from Christ is maintained by communion with Him. John 3:36 (JPG) Preview Download Add to Dropbox. For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.” John affirms three things in these verses: John 3:32a: “What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies ….” We hear stories these days of people who supposedly went to heaven, came back, and wrote a book about it. Those who receive Him are eternally secure.(A. But the compass of his revelation was limited, and, powerful as was his preaching, it was of necessity human, and by its very aim one-sided. Heaven or hell will be but a continuation of what man is here. Either Christ died for your sins and is risen from the dead or not. But they were commissioned for a purpose, and they were inspired accordingly; and when they foretold the advent of the Messiah, they foretold that that advent should be accompanied by a Divine effusion of blessing - a very flood of spiritual energy and life. Right now, you either have eternal life or you are under God’s wrath. THE WORD IN THAT VERSE THAT LEAPS OUT AT ME IS “ SO ” GOD didn’t just love the world John 3:16 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.. John 3:16 is a very familiar verse. (3)The providence of God illustrates and confirms His Word.II. The wrath of God abideth now and always. M. Sherwood, D. D.). Who dared to say "We know" but disciples of this Master? By some such process we may suppose a heathen to arrive at the second proposition, viz., THAT ETERNAL LIFE MAY BE ATTAINED BY SIMPLY BELIEVING IN THE SON OF GOD. He is the only effective teacher of it. It includes, in consequence of both the knowledge of Him, and assent to the testimony of God concerning Him, our hearty approbation of Him, as every way qualified, able, faithful, and willing, to save to the uttermost all that believe (Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 2:17; John 6:37). The day of reckoning is appointed after death.III. 1. Because his Redeemer lives he shall live also. If to him they involve the whole way of salvation, they involve no less to us. Indeed, they refuse it, preferring the pleasures of sin. It might have been turned aside.2. For rational life is better than irrational. First, the Christology (view of Christ) seems to be more in line with later, more developed understanding than with that which John the Baptist would have had. John 3:36, ESV: "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." THE STORY OF TWO MEN. Those who reject the Gospel Saviour reject their life.2. The glorious results of Christ's coming into the world were thus accounted for. Sinners here participate in the outward advantages of the believer, but the wrath of God will separate the lost from the saved for ever, and from all the advantages of order, comfort, and mutual constraint consequent. God will forgive him, and by a sovereign act make him a new creature. CHRIST ONLY HAS THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE. THE UNHAPPY CONSEQUENCES OF NOT BELIEVING ON THE SON OF GOD. He insults every Divine attributes justice, wisdom, mercy. Hell is the deprivation of all that makes a life of sin tolerable here. Because Jesus is God’s Son from heaven who testifies to God’s truth, your eternal destiny hinges on believing in Him. Voluntary sin and the persistent refusal of mercy and grace provoke it.(J. But the wrath of God — no pen can describe it, or imagination conceive it. 2. 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