The Witness of Jesus — John 3:31-36
Illustration: The Derrick Chauvin Trial — the closing argument of Eric Nelson (Perspective and Perception)
The word “Testimony” in Greek is where we get the English word
“Fourscore and six years have I served him, and he has never done me injury; how then can I now blaspheme my King and Savior?” ~Polycarp
John the Baptist turns and doesn’t speak from the perspective of himself, but the divine of Jesus.
Jesus is different — His isn’t an earthly perspective, but testimony from !
We are earthly people bearing to heavenly things, but Jesus, who is above all is bearing witness to what he knows because He is from .
Jesus bears witness to what has and heard…
What has Jesus seen and heard?
“The relation of Christ’s natures to His person is mysterious, but it is important. If we fail to recognize the unity of Christ’s person, we might see Him as divine with some human characteristics or as human with some divine characteristics, or as a confused combination of the two. Jesus is one Christ with both a human nature and a divine nature, and these natures do not bleed together. In Christ, God added to Himself our humanity, while continuing to be God.” William Boekestein
Jesus’ testimony concerned the plan of redemption and specifically his role as the of God that takes away the SIn of the World.
The testimony of Jesus concerns how one eternal life and the consequences of disbelief.
John 3:11 — John 3:32 is a repetition of Jesus’ evaluation of his
Seal: A stamp or signet ring — attesting to the owner or author
The language of witness
God gives the Spirit without
Fulfillment of prophecy (Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 61:1)
The Spirit remained on the Son because the father the Son and has given things into his hand.
God’s permeates this text
The whole of God’s redemptive plan finds its ultimate source and fulfillment in the loving relationships within the
The consequence of disbelieve: The of God remains on those who do not believe
The Lord’s Table
I. How undeserving you are
II. How the love of God displayed on the Cross changes the ways you do and will relate to others.
III. Contemplate the ways you do and would like to serve in the church
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