Ænon . Our churches are full of selfish, bickering people. Nicodemus expressed above are unlikely to represent those of either group. Augustus Caesar). It appears that the people of that region were being baptized. baptized--in the sense explained in John 4:2. As a group discuss the general content of the chapter. (3:11) It's amazing that we Christians need to hear the message, the command, of love so often -- and still we don't get it. God told Abraham to kill his son Isaac because their actions are pointing ahead to the person of Christ in a typology... by Luke Wayne | May 19, 2020 | Bible Difficulties, Joshua - Esther, The Bible. to the first century A.D. First, Jesus is visited at night by a Pharisee, Nicodemus, who is curious about His teachings. Lesson 23 . It does not seem to be about the baptism issue itself, though it may be. He could have been referring to the entire Sanhedrin and/or Pharisees sect, There is a continued and present judgment upon all who are not believing in Christ. by Matt Slick | Oct 12, 2016 | Bible Studies, The Bible. includes Nicodemus and one or more Pharisee and/or member of the Sanhedrin John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. 14:15). The second “you” is plural. John 3:1 2. JOHN chapter 3 JOHN 3:1-8 Conversation with Nicodemus. This is why Jesus must be lifted up, so that people can have eternal life. A kingdom implies a king. on whose behalf Nicodemus had come. Nicodemus was also one of the seventy or so members of the Sanhedrin, the 1. (Compare John 3:26 with John 1:28). Lesson No. A discussion had arisen about Jewish purification requirements. Afterwards, John the Baptist explains why he's content to see his own ministry fade into the background. Lesson No. And wasn’t there also a king named Herod? Amen.”. “So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you; “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.”, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him." Jesus is distinguishing between our physical birth - “That which is born of the flesh is flesh” (John 3:6) - and the spiritual birth - “that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6) - required for us to “enter the kingdom of God” (John 3… John 3:10 3. John 7:45-52 4. If your church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, this teaching plan would correspond to Year B – Trinity Sunday, Gospel Reading – John 3:1 … You – the Pharisees, the class of leaders. 1. The tense of the verb “baptizing” suggests an ongoing action. Lesson Options . Romans 1:22–25, “Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. This verse says... 3. “we” is more likely to refer to a smaller group that John 3:35, “The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.” All that is to be revealed about God has been committed to Him and thus we need to respond by accepting His teaching. Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 1. The Sanhedrin ruled under the supervision of Herod, who was subservient to 23 “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”, Romans 3:10-12, “as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.””. He’s responding to the understanding of Nicodemus since Nicodemus referred to being born of the womb (v. 4). Not quite. . Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus “by night” (John 3:2)? 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. Nicodemus was a member of the Pharisees sect within Judaism (see It appears that Jesus was performing baptisms though some say that he perhaps he was overseeing the baptisms. '”, “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has, “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has, “even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has, “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, , He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”. We know – It is possible the Pharisees had sent him as their representative. 37. Judgment is upon them. by Matt Slick | Nov 17, 2020 | Bible Devotions, The Bible. Later in John 4:2, it says, “(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were)”. governor and backed the Roman legion that was stationed in the region (see THE GOSPEL OF JOHN – Chapter One 3 It simply means that you will prayerfully, thoughtfully and methodically read through the portion of Scripture you are studying very slowly and carefully, observing all of the things that are taking place. The initiation of salvation is in God’s action, not man’s. They considered the entire Old Testament to be authoritative – unlike the Sadduccees who only accepted the first five books. It is found in Christ. John has already reminded his little children of Jesus’ old-new commandment (2:7-11). Jesus IS God, not a teacher from God. John has already told us in 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. When the scribe asked Jesus to name the greatest commandment, He replied, “Thou shall love the Lord thy God.” And the... 2. μονογενής, monogenes, Only John uses this term  to describe the relation of Jesus to God the Father. Who was "Nicodemus" (John 3:1)? John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. John begins the next section of his letter with his central theme -- love: "This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another." Can do these signs – The present tense shows that Jesus was still performing miracles. Is it simply an emphatic contrast? It occurs 85 times in the NT. Water – there are different interpretations offered as to what the word water might be referring. For what reasons might Nicodemus have come to Jesus at night? Being seen with, let alone going to see, a street preacher who was Given the disparity in their social status, Nicodemus may have expected Jesus to 10:23; 11:19; 12:8, 32, 40;  13:37, 41; 16:27; 17:9; 24:27; Mark 2:10; 8:31; Numbers 21:7–9, “‘So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us.’ And Moses interceded for the people. People were strangers... 2. He most likely didn’t want to be seen by too many people. Lesson One “Introduction to 1, 2, 3 John” The handout is to encourage you to study ahead of time—before coming to class. “πας ο πιστευων”, literally, “all the believing one.”  ‘believing’ is present active participle, the Greek word for “whoever” is ὅς, hos. 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men?”, Galatians 5:19–21, “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”, 1 Peter 2:1–3, “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.”. “born again” – γεννηθη ανωθεν, literally “born from above”, it is an idiom meaning “born again”. Our king is Jesus. It is not here in John 3:16, Not perish and have eternal life, coupled together. '”, Zech. in which case Nicodemus had been dispatched by one or both groups. What can we learn of Nicodemus from the following verses from the Gospel of John? But John wasn't listening because he'd finally managed to get his girl alone and had far more pressing concerns. In this lesson you can see how John the Baptist had a mission of pointing others to Christ first and foremost. Many think they are Christians because they claim to believe in Jesus. And wasn’t there also a king named Herod? To become children of God, we also give up something. The Pharisees believed in life after death, the resurrection, the existence of angels and demons, and that the way to God was through keeping the law. 24. Why not? They sound fairly gracious and respectful. “has already been judged” is perfect, passive. John 3 - The New Birth In this chapter Jesus Christ has 3 different roles: the Teacher – vv. John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. Read and Discuss the Lessons at the International Bible Study Forum. John 3 - In-depth verse-by-verse Bible study and commentary of John chapter 3 in plain English. Lesson 16 Lesson 6 . Jesus is saying Nicodemus should already know these things because, after all, the Scriptures are about Jesus. John 3:36, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” Lesson 14 Lesson 4 . Children (like adults) can be self-centered. “teacher” but one “from God” (John 3:2). 31-36. Like John, we can follow God's plan and shine the light on Jesus. How great was it? John 3:1–21. Also, Matt. God wants us to believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another – 1 John 3:23. May 27, 2015 by Stephanie Fernandez. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. Rabbi – This is a title of honor in the Jewish schools at the time and even to the present day. John the Baptist wore a garment of camel’s hair, Matthew 3:4, “Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.” Elijah 2 Kings 1:8, “They answered him, ‘He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins.’ Mark 7:21–23, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. Some of the Jewish rituals included washing with water so it might be relevant to the issue of baptism. Lesson 13 Lesson 3. This free Bible lesson is based on John 3:1-17 when Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about what it means to be born again. What is meant by Nicodemus being “a ruler of the Jews” Introduction and Timeline. Truth is also a statement that agrees with actuality and/or logic. 13 They open wide their mouth at me, as a ravening and a roaring lion. Nicodemus was both “a man of the Pharisees” and So enjoy your lessons. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Invite students to ponder how they would respond to this friend. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? Chapter III. Matthew 21:9, “The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!'”. Are Nicodemus’ opening words correct? Heavenly things – May refer to the things which Jesus is about to reveal to him. This is called the correspondence theory of truth. . Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus “by night” (John 3:2)? Kingdom of God – The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven seem to be variations of the same idea. This is a parenthetical statement added by John the apostle concerning John the Baptist. 5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.”, 1 Timothy 3:16, “By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.”, Genesis 5:24, “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”, 2 Kings 2:11, “Then it came about as they were going along and talking, that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. Nicodemus responds by talking about biological birth, entering again into the womb of one’s mother. The latter implies “all” in the sense that all must be born again. John thought Sherlock was an unexpectedly good pupil. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.”. Jesus is speaking in parables by drawing an analogy between what happens in the physical world and the spiritual world. Jn. The problem of "Aram" 2 Chronicles 20 provides an account of a... “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me.”, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”, “‘But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—then He said to the paralytic, ‘Get up, pick up your bed and go home. John chapter 3 KJV (King James Version) 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:. '”, “For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, ‘The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later. Lesson 22 Lesson 12 . The first “you” is singular. the Roman Emperor, who had appointed him to rule over the region that included Israel You came from God – His declaration that Jesus came from God does not harmonize with the later behavior of the Pharisees. Part of a whole lesson available onsite. By night – This might be because he did not want to be seen by other Pharisees, or it could be that his duties during the day were completed and he then went and saw Christ. things and tarnish Nicodemus’ reputation. It is also possible that one or more of them His lifting up was a sacrifice according to the Old Testament Law. We greatly appreciate your consideration! 22-30, and the Witness – vv. Pray that God would open our hearts to His Word today and that we would come to know Him better through our story and lesson. Jewish purification requirements – Old Testament purification rights for Jews. The same is true of the Holy Spirit. 3 John . The baptism of John the Baptist – this is something Nicodemus would’ve been aware of. What does Nicodemus being “a man of the Pharisees” (John 3:1) mean? Is there a geographical error in 2 Chronicles 20:1-2? 2 John. The Is there a geographical error in 2 Chronicles 20:1-2? The chapters have been broken down into sections to make it easier to follow. Faith toward God and love toward men. “a ruler of the Jews” (John 3:1). Jesus jumps right into the issue of salvation. A literary tool of emphasis? Didn’t the Romans rule Israel at this time? Article by Kate Milosevic. How would you characterize Nicodemus’ opening words to It is possible that Jesus was speaking of being born from above, is referring to the heavenly regeneration that Scripture later reveals. The Pharisees were a Jewish sect from the second century B.C. 09/22/2019. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. We give up our popularity in the world. doing and saying non-traditional things could lend credibility to those Does Jesus live up to his expectations? 1 JOHN CHAPTER 3 In your group read 1 John chapter 3 aloud. Evil is what comes from the heart and an evil heart does not want the light of truth shed upon it. The word “again” is not in the Greek, but the context implies it. Bible Crafts For Kids Preschool Bible Preschool Lessons Lessons For Kids Sunday School Games Sunday School Lessons Sunday School Crafts Bible Games Bible Activities. 1-21, the Bridegroom – vv. The problem of “Aram”. We'd love to keep you up to date with what is happening at CARM. I teach adult ladies so most have heard these scriptures explained many times. Colossians 3:1–5, “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. What does Nicodemus being “a man of the, What is meant by Nicodemus being “a ruler. “in the name” is a Semitism. When was Jesus born?). Salim--on the west of Jordan. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN STEP ONE: STEP ONE: Read the verses from the various translations and stop and discuss them among your group. If you have any issues, please call the office at 385-246-1048 or email us at info@carm.org. John 3:1-7 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Teaches Nicodemus. But, believing in Jesus... by Matt Slick | Jun 4, 2020 | Genesis - Deuteronomy, Bible Difficulties, The Bible. Perhaps Jesus was emphasizing that Nicodemus was a man of notoriety in Israel. leader. '”, “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God.”, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.”, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. John Chapter 3 In (verses 3:1-21), the story of Jesus and Nicodemus reinforces John’s themes that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God and that He came to offer salvation to men. Jude Chapter 1 2 Peter 2:1-3, Jude 1:16-25 ppt 2 Peter 2:1-3, Jude 1:16-25 script . What? show some appreciation for the compliments he offered. 4. The judgment results in first the light, that is Christ, has come into the world and men rejected the light. His dinners were coming along nicely: he'd even made something new from a recipe book. Begin Your Bible Study NOW With the John 1:1-14 Lesson! Given how vehemently both groups opposed Jesus, however, the sentiments Lesson 20 Lesson 10 . Please make notes of the things you want to discuss. The Book of John . John 3:22-36. What does John chapter 3 mean? 12:10, “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. It's easy for them to want the attention and praise for everything they do. The teacher – This emphasizes his authority and status as a religious teacher in Israel. 1 Corinthians 3:1–4, “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. It means ‘the person’. He addresses Jesus as John 1:17, “For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.”. 16 For dogs have surrounded me. John 3:36 – John the Baptist says that those who believe have eternal life and those who reject already have the wrath of God on themselves. Spirit – Most probably refers to the Holy Spirit, Isaiah 44:3, “For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants.”, Titus 3:5, “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,”. A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. 1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE BAPTIST--HIS NOBLE TESTIMONY TO HIS MASTER. Nicodemus understood the idiom as “born again”, as is revealed in the next verse. Psalm 22:12–18, “Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance which implied spiritual renewal. a leprous house included the use of running water, (Leviticus 14:50), after touching a corpse, (Numbers 19:11-12), in providing a burnt offering, (Numbers 1:8, 13), consecration of Aaron and his sons, (Lev. The grammar of 1 John 3:6 indicates that John is speaking of a settled, continued lifestyle of sin. Nicodemus again does not understand what Jesus is saying. 3. Who might Nicodemus mean in verse 2 when he says “we”? The Roman Emperor was represented by the Roman Why did God tell Abraham to kill his son Isaac? Jesus? “Rabbi” and calls Him not only a Jesus is speaking of two kinds of births, physical and spiritual. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.”, Hebrews 11:5, “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.”, Deuteronomy 11:17, “Then the LORD’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce…”, Deuteronomy 28:12, “The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.”, Psalm 19:4,6, “In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun…It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other;…”, Jeremiah 8:2, “They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens which they have loved and served…”, 1 Kings 8:27, “But will God really dwell on earth? either way, the Pharisees failed to properly understand the word of God. (see We cannot see the wind but we can feel this affects. 3. Nicodemus does not seem to understand this truth. Games and activities to use when teaching about Nicodemus as found in John chapter 3. Lesson 21 Lesson 11. How might Nicodemus have expected Jesus to reply? The location of Aenon is not known for certain. Jesus teaches Nicodemus spiritual truths. What did Nicodemus mean by “we” (John 3:2)? He knows this cannot be done. 3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. Didn’t the Romans rule Israel at this time? Thank you for your interest in supporting CARM. The word for “bano” is “foot” or “base”. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe. In 1 John 1:8, the grammar indicates John is speaking about occasional acts of sin. 24 Weeks . Matthew 3:1 … The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you.”, Psalm 2:4, “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; The LORD scoffs at them.”. Nicodemus was one of Israel’s top judge, politician and religious Perhaps he left Jerusalem and went into the regions of Judea. This verse should be contrasted with verse 20:  everyone who does evil and everyone who practices truth. Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). Hebrews 6:20, “where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”, Hebrews 7:25, “Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one mourns for an only son.”, Jesus is telling Nicodemus that he does not accept the testimony of …. Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. Letters Of Love Lesson 1 The word filovefl or its derivatives occur some 62 times in these three books. King Herod and 5:3; cp. Our relationship with God (1-3) 1. John stresses that love for God is shown by keeping His commandments (1 Jn. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”. In fact, six times in 1 & 2 John, he refers directly to Jesus’ command that we love one another (1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5; plus the allusion in 1 John 2:7). Truth is that which corresponds to the word of God. 3-Question Bible Study . The scripture reading for Sunday December 8, 2019 is Matthew 3:1-12. “Wind” is being used in relationship to “spirit”. Second, they rejected the light because they were evil. Leviticus 14:7, “He shall then sprinkle seven times the one who is to be cleansed from the leprosy and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the live bird go free over the open field.”, Numbers 8:7, “Thus you shall do to them, for their cleansing: sprinkle purifying water on them, and let them use a razor over their whole body and wash their clothes, and they will be clean.”, Isaiah 52:15, “Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.”, Ephesians 5:26, “so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,”. It is designed for children’s church or Sunday School. It is frequently called the “golden text” of Scripture. See next page. How might Nicodemus have expected Jesus to reply. John 19:38-42 2. How would you characterize Nicodemus’ opening words to INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GROUP: Read and Discuss each verse and translation. They look, they stare at me; 18 They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.”, Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”, Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”, Isaiah 40:3, “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Jesus? The water of the womb – This fits contextually, but we cannot know for sure if this is the right interpretation. Or, it is possible that he was speaking generically about the Pharisees. Invite students to imagine that one day while they are discussing religion with some friends, one says, “As long as I am a good person, I can go to heaven.”. John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the, John 1:18, “No one has seen God at any time; the. Earthly things – The things done by man in this world that are not of God. It means teacher, master. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 480 "He That Believeth On The Son Hath Everlasting Life" John, Chapter 3. Lesson 24 The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, is one of the all-time beloved and well-known verses in the entire Bible. political-judicial-religious council that ruled Israel at this time. John calls his readers to look and consider how great God’s love for us is. Lesson 1 - Book of John OVERVIEW Lesson 2 . This verse is difficult to interpret precisely. 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