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This lesson covers verses 9 through 14 of the first chapter of the Gospel of John, making it clear that Christ was the true light of the world, which “enlightens everyone”, and that God, the light, was coming into the world. Here Jesus is recognized as something beyond creation.
This Lesson covers John 3: 1 – 3: 36, the story of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus and John the Baptist, as the willing, humble servant and forerunner to the Messiah. The accompanying passages from the old Testament point to the importance of ancestry to identify Jesus, Jesus’ role in bringing salvation to those who dread God’s wrath, and the value of true humility and being born again, in the spirit with the promise of everlasting love and life.
This lesson covers Christ’s role as the Lamb of God and Messiah and as Christ begins his ministry, we realize how familiar He is with the Old Testament prophecy. Because of this, Christ can point to why He fulfills the roll and is truly the Son of God.
In chapter of John, he gives Jesus’ role in the wedding at Cana, the marketplace at Passover and Christ’s fulfillment as the temple. The context verses provide a celebration of the institution of marriage, the replacement of blood sacrifice by Christ and the importance of the temple in early Jewish history.
Following God is not always easy. But God makes the call, and it is his people's blessings to get to say, "Yes Lord, we will follow"! Scripture provides a stark contrast between those that choose to follow the the Lord and his ways and those that choose their on instead.