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Jesus identified as Christ by the works He did
John 10:22-42
Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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The Lamb of God
John 1:29-34
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
Published August 26th, 2018; Updated August 30th, 2018
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Main point summary
Lamb of God
Son of God
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The following is John's testimony of Jesus being the promised "Lamb of God" and "Son of God". John identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, just as God had prophesied 700 years earlier through Isaiah: " He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth." ( Isaiah 53:7 NASB) John did not know what that meant for Jesus. God used John to testify of Jesus, even though John had the expectation of the ruling Messiah who would free Israel from Rome. John testified that Jesus was the Messiah because he saw the Spirit descending on Jesus (1:33) and not that John's expectations of deliverance from Rome were in some measure fulfilled. Jesus is yet to come to judge and rule, but John witnessed the suffering Messiah as accurately prophesied by Isaiah about Jesus' trial and crucifixion. When John identified Jesus as the Son of God, he meant to convey with "Son" that Jesus was from God and was in the likeness of God. Many people had and still have trouble believing that. To address that problem, it is fundamental to know that God is not at all like fallen men. He is not like the people that have done wrong, wounded, abused, and destroyed others. God is distinct or holy and separate from everything people know. How can people relate to God if he is that holy? Well, that is why Jesus Christ came into the world as a human being. This, on the other hand, brought again a challenge with it. Now people just saw the human part of Jesus Christ. They could not see beyond Jesus the human. So God announced Jesus Christ through many prophets in the old testament, so that when he'd come, people would see that what was promised was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. John gives a weighty testimony about Jesus and later Jesus even confirmed this many times because He was accused of blasphemy in trying to make himself like God. Eventually, His claim to be the Son of God was the reason for why he was declared guilty and punished to be put to death. The accusers tried hard but could not find any wrong deed - He has done no wrong, nor could He have done any wrong because God cannot do anything wrong. Unlike every other human being that has ever lived on planet earth. John baptized or immersed people in the water. Now, Jesus immersed people in the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit was after Jesus ascension and happened on the Jewish Feast of Weeks. It was an event that drew devoted Jews from all nations together to Jerusalem. Luke recorded the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:2-4 " And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. " The result of the baptism of the Holy Spirit was quite remarkable! People of different languages were able to communicate with the apostles. Peter, who denied the Lord only weeks before, preached boldly Jesus Christ crucified and 3000 souls confessed to being sinners and received the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ. And all this just in one Day! A parallel could be drawn to Jesus conversation with Nicodemus in John 3. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is like to be born of the Spirit. A soul that is born of the Spirit is a whole new created spiritual person that relates to God as His child, and not anymore as His enemy. It seems that some dear Christians are a little confused in regard to the baptism of the Spirit. Some are still on the search for a greater blessing, but they have already received all blessings with the Spirit in Christ when they became to know Him.
Main point summary
John the Baptist identifies based on inspired old testament scripture that Jesus Christ is the promised "Lamb of God" and "Son of God" who would baptize with the Holy Spirit.
John 1:29-34
The next day
The next day he * saw Jesus coming to him and * said, “Behold, a the Lamb of God who b takes away the sin of the world!
Am nächsten Tag kam Jesus zu Johannes. Als dieser ihn kommen sah, rief er: »Seht, hier ist das Opferlamm Gottes, das die Sünde der ganzen Welt wegnimmt!
John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,
“Behold! The Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world!
This is He of whom I said,
This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘ a After me comes a Man who 1 has a higher rank than I, b for He existed before me.’
Er ist es, von dem ich sagte: ›Nach mir kommt einer, der größer ist als ich, denn er war schon vor mir da.‹
‘After me
comes a Man who is preferred before me,
for He was before me.’
I did not know Him ;
I did not recognize 1 Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing 2 in water.”
Auch ich kannte ihn nicht. Aber weil Israel erkennen soll, wer er ist, bin ich gekommen und taufe mit Wasser.«
but that He should be revealed to Israel,
therefore I came baptizing with water.”
And John bore witness, saying,
John a testified saying, “ b I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
Weiter bezeugte Johannes: »Ich sah den Geist ´Gottes` wie eine Taube vom Himmel herabkommen und auf ihm bleiben.
“I saw the Spirit descending
from heaven
like a dove,
and He remained
upon Him .
I did not know Him ,
I did not recognize 1 Him, but He who sent me to baptize 2 in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, a this is the One who baptizes 2 in the Holy Spirit.’
Ich kannte ihn bis dahin nicht; aber der, der mich gesandt und mir den Auftrag gegeben hat, mit Wasser zu taufen, hatte zu mir gesagt: ›Der, auf den du den Geist herabkommen siehst und auf dem er bleiben wird, der ist es, der mit dem Heiligen Geist tauft.‹
but He who sent me
to baptize with water
said to me,
‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending,
and remaining on Him ,
this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit .’
And I have seen and testified
I myself have seen, and have testified that this is a the Son of God.”
Das habe ich nun mit eigenen Augen gesehen, und darum bezeuge ich, dass dieser Mann der Sohn Gottes ist.«
that this is the Son of God .”
Lamb of God
Parallel verses to "Lamb of God" V. 29c What did John mean when he referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God? Is 53:7; He being and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. (Isaiah 53:7 NASB) John 1:36; and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36 NASB) Acts 8:32; Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He does not open His mouth. (Acts 8:32 NASB) 1 Pet 1:19; but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:19 NASB) Rev 5:6, 8, 12f; And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. (Revelation 5:6 NASB) When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:8 NASB) saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12 NASB) 6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” (Revelation 6:1 NASB)
Son of God
John 1:34 NASB 34 I myself have seen, and have testified that this is a the Son of God .” SBL 34 κἀγὼ ἑώρακα, καὶ μεμαρτύρηκα ὅτι οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ ^ ἐκλεκτὸς τοῦ θεοῦ. U John 1:49 NASB 49 Nathanael answered Him, “ a Rabbi, You are b the Son of God ; You are the c King of Israel.” SBL 49 ἀπεκρίθη // αὐτῷ Ναθαναήλ \\ · Ῥαββί, σὺ εἶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ, σὺ // βασιλεὺς εἶ \\ τοῦ Ἰσραήλ. U John 3:18 NASB 18 a He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of b the 1 only begotten Son of God . SBL 18 ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν οὐ κρίνεται· ὁ ^ δὲ μὴ πιστεύων ἤδη κέκριται, ὅτι μὴ πεπίστευκεν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ μονογενοῦς υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ. U John 5:25 NASB 25 Truly, truly, I say to you, a an hour is coming and now is, when b the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God , and those who c hear will live. SBL 25 Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἔρχεται ὥρα καὶ νῦν ἐστιν ὅτε οἱ νεκροὶ ^ ἀκούσουσιν τῆς φωνῆς τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ οἱ ἀκούσαντες ^ ζήσουσιν. U John 10:36 NASB 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father a sanctified and b sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘ c I am the Son of God’ ? SBL 36 ὃν ὁ πατὴρ ἡγίασεν καὶ ἀπέστειλεν εἰς τὸν κόσμον ὑμεῖς λέγετε ὅτι Βλασφημεῖς, ὅτι εἶπον· Υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ εἰμι; U John 11:4 NASB 4 But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for a the glory of God , so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” SBL 4 ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν· Αὕτη ἡ ἀσθένεια οὐκ ἔστιν πρὸς θάνατον ἀλλ’ ὑπὲρ τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ ἵνα δοξασθῇ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ δι’ αὐτῆς. U John 11:27 NASB 27 She * said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are 1 a the Christ, the Son of God , even 2 b He who comes into the world.” SBL 27 λέγει αὐτῷ· Ναί, κύριε· ἐγὼ πεπίστευκα ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐρχόμενος. U John 19:7 NASB 7 The Jews answered him, “ a We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He b made Himself out to be the Son of God .” SBL 7 ἀπεκρίθησαν αὐτῷ οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι· Ἡμεῖς νόμον ἔχομεν, καὶ κατὰ τὸν ^ νόμον ὀφείλει ἀποθανεῖν, ὅτι // υἱὸν θεοῦ ἑαυτὸν \\ ἐποίησεν. U John 20:31 NASB 31 but these have been written a so that you may believe that Jesus is 1 the Christ, b the Son of God ; and that c believing you may have life in His name. SBL 31 ταῦτα δὲ γέγραπται ἵνα ^ πιστεύητε ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ ἵνα πιστεύοντες ζωὴν ἔχητε ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Parallel verses to the baptism with the Holy Spirit What does it mean to baptize with the Holy Spirit? “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11 NASB) I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:8 NASB) John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Luke 3:16 NASB) for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:5 NASB) And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. (Acts 2:3-4 NASB)
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