I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12-30) - Jesus, "The Light of the World," removes darkness and lights the path ahead. ", The Son of Man Must Be Lifted UP (John 12:27-36)  - The Father God speaks from heaven - Jesus said, "When I am lifted up I will draw all people to myself." In Christ's reply to his mother there was no disrespect. That really hit home with me, if we would just do what He tells us this world would be a better place. questionnaire which follows the section which has been done to aid in the When Moses came to deliver Israel, he gave signs, or miracles, that he acted under a Divine commission. (1-2) Jesus, His mother, and His disciples at a wedding. When the wine had run short, Jesus' mother said to him: "They have no wine." © 2020 Christianity.com. 13:55-56. 1 John wrote 2 John as well. Jesus' mother knew that he had the power to alleviate the shortage and evidently hoped by this remark to enlist his aid in overcoming it. His pleased and approving remarks are recorded in the next verse. Of course, the ancient toastmaster was merely stating a commonly known fact, but the perception of John led him to see in that chance remark a universal law with profound applications far beyond the restricted situation that prompted its utterance. No parable or drama, ever started like this. Jesus is Brought Before Pilate (John 18:28-40) - Jesus' trial  took place at the Praetorian, which was the Governor's Palace, and is more detailed than the other Gospels. 1:8-9; 2 Thess. Unless this victory over the world is begun in the heart, a man has no root in himself, but will fall away, or at most remain an unfruitful professor. "Cast the net on the right side of the boat;". Background – basis of hospitality must be common love of or interest in the truth, and Many vain efforts have been made to evade the force of this passage by limitations, distinctions, or exceptions. Among his duties was that of tasting wine before it was served to the guests; and this accounts for the fact that the ruler of the feast was the first to taste the wine created by the Lord. The Way the Truth and the Life (John 14:1-14) - Early Christianity, used the word "Truth" when referencing God. This quotation is Psa. ", Author:John the apostle, one of Jesus' twelve disciples, also known as the son of Zebedee, and brother of James called "Son of Thunder. No wonder the apostle remembered and recorded it! Ephesus, 2 John may also be thought of as having its origin in that locale. learning process. To which I answer: The water, in all likelihood, was changed into wine as it was drawn out, and not otherwise. What was produced by miracles, always was the best in its kind. All Rights Reserved. My Father's house ... "My" indicates the unique sonship of Jesus. Afterward came light, vegetation, lower forms of animal life, and finally man created in the image of God! The miracle at the wedding is the first of … They have no wine - Though the blessed virgin is supposed to have never seen her son work a miracle before this time, yet she seems to have expected him to do something extraordinary on this occasion; as, from her acquaintance with him, she must have formed some adequate idea of his power and goodness. If such deeds did not get the total attention of Capernaum, nothing could have done it. 1 John chapter 2 should be a wake up call for all of us who are either undecided about Jesus or who are living in sin and yet claim to know Him. Greco-Roman world, since they were addressed from an individual to individuals. He raised Jarius' daughter from the dead, and Jairus was the ruler of the synagogue (Mark 5:22). The cleansing of the temple, though not miraculous, and thus not reckoned among John's seven signs, nevertheless was a dramatic and startling announcement of Jesus as the Messiah who had suddenly come to his temple. The holiest persons are always liable to errors of judgment: and should ever conduct themselves with modesty and humility, especially in those things in which the providence of God is particularly concerned. What knowledge of Christ can that be, which sees not that he is most worthy of our entire obedience? Compared with the first great miracle wrought by Moses, in which water was changed into blood, this sign resembles that one, as should have been expected of type and antitype; but it also contrasts dramatically. There is no precise English equivalent of this usage; perhaps `Madam' comes nearest, but is too cold and distant." Each section contains a Newcome's Greek Harmony of the Gospels, pp. Hurd, and Bp. Along with C. S. Lewis, this writer receives this miracle as a literal creative act of God incarnate. 16:17; Gal. 10-11; compare Rom. False teachers influenced by the beginnings of In these words, the ruler of the feast unconsciously recorded the sordid economy of this world which first entices with that which is beautiful and desirable, and then punishes and frustrates with that which is worse. bottom of the file. His glory - His supreme Divinity: John 1:14. I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-42) - Jesus said, "I am the Good Shepherd." He understood that Jesus was talking about his death and resurrection, because he wrote the gospel after Christ had ascended into heaven - as is demonstrated in the next verse. This statement made in response to the demand for a sign is similar in the Lord's answer to the demand of the Pharisees recorded in Matthew 12:38ff. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! This physical progression to that which is worse is among the saddest and most pitiful qualities of mortal life. I didn't grow up with anything biblical, now @ age 40, I have been reading the Bible constantly. It has all the vitamins and minerals added and costs only 39 cents a can; why can't you go out and sell a billion cans of it? Each section can be accessed by the simple menu found at the Yet this observing Christ's commands, has holiness and excellency which, if universal, would make the earth resemble heaven itself. Some suppose that the third day, mentioned here, refers to the third day of the marriage feast: such feasts lasting among the Jews seven days. other disciples what they had seen, and all, except for Thomas, had met that Colossians 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form." True Christians are anointed ones; their names expresses this: they are anointed with grace, with gifts and spiritual privileges, by the Holy Spirit of grace. The first is the miracle of turning water into wine. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". God's grace in him attains its true mark, and produces its sovereign effect as far as may be in this world, and this is man's regeneration; though never absolutely perfect here. Regarding the question of whether or not these were sons borne by the mother of Jesus, reference is made to my Commentary on Matthew, Matt. The third day from the end of the previous “chapter.” When originally written, the Gospel of John and the other books of the Bible were not marked with chapter or verse numbers. He knows who are truly his, knows their uprightness, and knows their weaknesses. While we judge favourably of all who trust in Christ as the Divine Saviour, and obey his word, and seek to live in union with them, let us pity and pray for those who deny the Godhead of Christ, or his atonement, and the new-creating work of the Holy Ghost. Jesus and Doubting Thomas (John 20:24-31)  - Thomas' confession that Jesus is God is considered to be among the greatest ever made. Jesus never lost sight of the Messianic implications of the temple cleansings; and, in the second instance of it, he reminded the selfish concessionaires that the house of God's holy religion had never been intended as their private privilege and personal domain, but that "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations" (Mark 11:17; Isaiah 56:7), indicating that "all nations," including the Gentiles, were intended to be benefited through the coming Messiah. This was probably the first Christian wedding that was ever in the world. Destroy this temple - Τον ναον τουτον, This very temple; perhaps pointing to his body at the same time. The miracle at Cana. Peter is Forgiven and Restored (John (21:15-25) - Three times Peter had denied knowing Jesus -  Three times Jesus asks Peter, "Do you love me? The church knows not well who are its true members, and who are not, but thus true Christians were proved, and rendered more watchful and humble. Through Jesus, we receive the "Gift of Eternal Life. F19 Adding 46 years to that date brings the time of this first cleansing to 27-28 A.D. and adds strong evidence for the early date of this cleansing.