Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Bible Study:

The Gospel According to John
John 1: 6 – 9

v.6. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
v.7. He came for a testimony that he might testify concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
v.8. He was not the light, but came that he might testify concerning the light.
v.9. This was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

No footnotes with these verses since they cover what was already written.

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5 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Inspiring post. Beautiful verses that are good reminders of what we should remember. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

N. R. Williams said...

Same to you Mason. The Gospel of John is my favorite gospel of the four.
NR

Dominic de Mattos said...

The verse "He came ... that all might believe through him" is worth a closer look.
It could mean "he came ... that all might believe (in Jesus) through him (John)" and it may be that this is how many read it. However we cannot really believe that people only believed in Jesus because of John's preaching and baptism in the Jordan.
An alternative reading is "He came ... that all might believe (in something) through him (Jesus)." This is much more in keeping with the idea of John preparing the way, as a tiller prepares the ground for the sower to sow the seed.
This introduces, or reinforces if you like, the understanding that Jesus did not come just so that all might believe in him. Simple belief in Jesus is not an end in itself. Jesus came that all might believe in His Father's redemption, in His Father's love, in His Father's Kingdom.
"I have come that you might have life," Jesus said, and that life, within the love of God, starts right now. All we have to do is say "Yes" to Jesus.

Blessings to you.

Monti said...

Thanks for the Bible verses, Nancy. I like the Gospel of John, too.

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Dominic for adding some footnotes of your own.

Thanks Monti for dropping in.
NR