He that doeth good, is of God, proves that he is born of him, and partakes of his Spirit: but he that doeth evil, hath not seen God; whatever pretensions of religion he may make, he is destitute of all experimental knowledge of divine things. I hope. Concerning the various acceptations of the verb. - Syriac Philoxenian. Titus 3:15. These files are public domain. He remembered them as individuals, but did not deem it proper to specify them. And the Speech was made flesh. Wherefore if, or when, I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, and severely animadvert upon his imperious and uncharitable conduct, prating against us with malicious words, assuming the most insolent airs, and daring even to cast reproach on the divinely-constituted apostles of the Son of God: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren to any hospitable entertainment in his house, and forbiddeth them that would; and, when any notwithstanding disobey his mandates, and receive, assist, and further in their way those faithful ministers of Christ, who travel preaching the gospel, he casteth them out of the church, merely for presuming to disobey his wicked commands and usurped authority. The word friend does not often occur in the New Testament, being swallowed up in the more endearing one of brother. The end of the epistles of the pure Apostle and Evangelist John. The tremendous importance of this letter is seen in the fact that it deals with the prime sin of the ages, the seeking and the grasping on the part of evil men for the control levers of God's church on earth. Greet the friends by name - remember me to all those with whom I am acquainted, as if I had specified them by name. Home > Study Desk. To this meaning of the word, which is a common one in the best Greek writers, the evangelist might allude, to point out Christ's associating his disciples with himself; living, conversing, eating, and drinking with them: so that, while they had the fullest proof of his Divinity by the miracles which he wrought, they had the clearest evidence of his humanity, by his tabernacling among, eating, drinking, and conversing with them. Note; They who devote themselves to the ministry, foregoing all worldly pursuits for the love of Christ and immortal souls, deserve every kindness at our hands that we can shew them. This and the preceding epistle both read over in reference to a new edition, Jan. 3rd, 1832. (2.) Note; It is a sincere and heartfelt delight to the faithful ministers of Christ, to behold the children whom they have begotten in the gospel, walk worthy of their vocation. Please modify your queries and try again. and Vatican. Let us imitate Demetrius, in obtaining a good report of those who know us; in so living that, if the aged apostle John were still on earth, we might be worthy of his commendation, and more than all, of the approbation of that gracious Saviour before whom these good men have long since gone, and in whose presence we also must soon appear. (14)Christ is proved to be the Son of God by the coming down of the Holy Spirit, by the Father's voice, and by John's testimony. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Note; It is a noble character indeed, so to behave as to be entitled to universal applause, and to be approved of God, and of all men of truth and integrity. So in John 1:14 ho Logos sarx egeneto âthe Word became flesh,â not âthe flesh became Word.â Luther argues that here John disposes of Arianism also because the Logos was eternally God, fellowship of Father and Son, what Origen called the Eternal Generation of the Son (each necessary to the other). We seldom hear this epistle quoted but in the reproof of lordly tyrants, or prating troublesome fellows in the Church. The friends salute thee. - Ditto, Greek text. This is why John says friends rather than brothers. JOHN 14:1-5 BIBLE STUDY John 14:6 I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life John 14:7-11 Show Us The Father John 14:12-14 Greater Works Than These John 14:15-21 If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments John 14:22 Judas John 14:23-26 Keep My Words John 14:27-31 Peace I Leave With You John 14 Bible Study Questions (Handout) The true prosperity, and that which is most desirable, is the health of the soul. I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, and proudly to lord it over them, receiveth us not, pays no regard to our apostolic injunctions. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. 2 John 1:3 - Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. Under these circumstances, no duty is more obvious than that of contributing to the support of those who go to such places as Christian missionaries. 3John 1:15. φίλους, friends) Compare John 15:15. He testifies the satisfaction that he felt in the report which he had heard. ... 1-14) 14:1 MhV tarassevsqw The same verb is used to describe Jesusâ own state in 11:33, 12:27, and 13:21. Here, as in the close of so many epistles, the word aspazomai is translated by two different English words in successive verses or even in the same verse. But when ( John 14:31) the repast was finished, the language of Christ assumed a loftier strain; the disciples, assembled around their Master, listened to the words of life, and seldom spoke a word (only John 16:17 John 16:29). Thus in the Trinity we see personal fellowship on an equality. 1 Peter 5:13, 1 Peter 5:14. Greet the friends by name - That is, each one individually. When a friend learns this of a distant friend; when a pastor learns this of his people from whom be may be for a time separated; when those who have been instrumental in converting others learn this of their spiritual children; when a parent learns it of a son or daughter separated from him; when a teacher learns it of those who were formerly under his care, there is no joy that goes more directly to the heart than this - nothing that fills the soul with more true thankfulness and peace. (2.) John may have made regular tours to the churches of the area. John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. This is the Hebrew style of greeting (, This is a personal letter. Salute the friends by name â That is, in the same manner as if I had named them one by one. 3 John 1:14. To write such things as these to Christian friends, as occasions offer, is very useful: but how much more delightful and advantageous is it to converse freely together about them! Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; such hospitality and generosity are the general characteristics of thy faithful heart, and have been justly praised by those which have borne witness of thy charity before the church, and gratefully acknowledged the kindnesses which they received: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, and assist those itinerant preachers of the gospel who devote their time and labour to this blessed work of spreading the glad tidings through the earth, thou shalt do well, and act a noble part in thus advancing the blessed cause of our divine Redeemer; because that for his name's sake they went forth, giving up all the world, that they might devote themselves wholly to the ministry, and, with a spirit uninfluenced by any mercenary views, taking nothing of the Gentiles, but preaching the gospel of God freely.
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