John 1:37-42; The Call of Andrew and Peter; See how small the Church was in its beginnings, and what he dawning of the day of its great things was.

The Call of Andrew and Peter. John 1:37-42 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.   38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?   39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.   40 One Continue Reading

John 1:29-36; John’s Testimony to Christ; “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” – Humble generous souls will give others their due praise without fear of diminishing themselves by it; What we have of reputation, as well as of other things, will not be the less for our giving every body his own.

John's Testimony to Christ. John 1:29-36 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.   30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.   31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.   32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Continue Reading

John 1:19-28; John’s Testimony to Christ; John Examined by the Priests; “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”

John's Testimony to Christ; John Examined by the Priests. John 1:19-28 19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?   20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.   21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.   22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that Continue Reading

John 1:15-18; John’s Testimony to Christ; He has declared that of God which no man had at any time seen or known, not only that which was hid of God, but that which was hid in God, exegesato–it signifies a plain, clear, and full discovery, not by general and doubtful hints, but by particular explications.

John's Testimony to Christ. John 1:15-18 15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.   16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.   17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.   18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Continue Reading

John 1:6-14; The Testimony of John the Baptist; Christ’s Incarnation; The Evangelist designs to bring in John Baptist bearing an honourable testimony to Jesus Christ.

The Testimony of John Baptist; Christ's Incarnation. John 1:6-14 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.   7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.   8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.   9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.   10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Continue Reading

John 1:1-5; The Divinity of Christ; The scope and design of this chapter is to confirm our faith in Christ as the eternal Son of God, and the true Messiah and Saviour of the world, that we may be brought to receive Him, and rely upon Him, as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and to give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by Him.

J O H N. CHAPTER 1 The scope and design of this chapter is to confirm our faith in Christ as the eternal Son of God, and the true Messiah and Saviour of the world, that we may be brought to receive him, and rely upon him, as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and to give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by him. In order to this, we have here, I. An account given of him by the inspired penman himself, fairly laying down, in the Continue Reading

The Book of John: Introduction

John It is not material to enquire when and where this gospel was written; we are sure that it was given by inspiration of God to John, the brother of James, one of the twelve apostles, distinguished by the honourable character of that disciple whom Jesus loved, one of the first three of the worthies of the Son of David, whom he took to be the witnesses of his retirements, particularly of his transfiguration and his agony. The ancients Continue Reading