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Bible Study John 3:22-36


2   JOHN 3:22-24

  • John 4:2 “(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),”
  • John the Baptist ministry was continuing.
  • Aenon in Aramaic is Ainyon = “spring of doves”
  • Dove is symbolic of Holy Spirit.
  • This was before John was put in prison.
  • Matthew 4:12 “Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;”

3   JOHN 3:25-26

  • John the Baptists is questioned why people are flocking to Jesus.
  • John the Baptists recognized as a Rabbi/teacher.

4   JOHN 3:27-30

  • John the Baptist shows obedience to God.
  • Romans 12:5-8 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, [a]according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if [b]service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with [c]liberality; he who [d]leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

5   JOHN 3:27-30 (CONT.)

  • 1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

  • Jesus is the Bridegroom and John the Baptist is a friend of the bridegroom.

6   MATTHEW 6:9-13

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

‘Your kingdom come.

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day [a]our daily bread.

‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [b]evil. [c][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

7   JOHN 3:31-33

  • Jesus came and taught the Kingdom of God.
  • Luke 17:20-21

Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with [a]signs to be observed; 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is [b]in your midst.”

8  JOHN 3:34-36

  • John 7:16

So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

  • Jesus lived in total obedience to the Father.
  • 1 John 4:17

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

  • John 14:15

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.