JOHN 3:16 - 2

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Sunday Morning: June 13, 2004

Text: John 3:13-16 "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14. And as Moses lifted [exalted] up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted [exalted] up: 15. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

RESURRECTION NOT CRUCIFIXION

John 3:13 "And no man hath ascended [anabainw] up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

A MESSAGE TO BRETHREN

John 20:17 "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended [anabainw] to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend [anabainw] unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God."

THE SON OF MAN EXALTED

John 3:14 "And as Moses lifted up [exalted] the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up [exalted (ascend into heaven verse 13)]:"

SAVED ISRAELIS DYING

Numbers 21:8 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one (who is alive) that is bitten, when he looketh (only living people look) upon it, shall live (they shall not die or perish)."

RAISED UP AND EXALTED

Acts 5:30-31 "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31. Him hath God exalted [lifted, the same word as in John 3:14] with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."

MAKING INTERCESSION FOR US

Romans 8:34 "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

BEHOLD OUR HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 3:1 "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider [behold, consider] the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;"

MAY NOT PERISH

John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should [may] not perish [apollumi, subjunctive] , but have eternal life.

THEY PERISHED, THEY LOST IT

Hebrews 3:10-12 "Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief (the opposite of believing), in departing from the living God."

AGE LIFE

John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal [age, singular agelasting] life.

ETERNITY

Galatians 1:5 "To whom be glory for [unto] ever [the ages] and [from] ever [the ages]. Amen."

AGELASTING LIFE A REWARD

Romans 2:6-7 "Who will render [reward] to every man according to his deeds: 7. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal [age] life:"

REAP AGE LIFE

Galatians 6:8-9 " . . he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting [age]. 9. And let us not be weary in well doing (works): for in due season we shall reap (life agelasting), if we faint not."

MAN OF GOD

1 Timothy 6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal [age] life, whereunto thou art also called, . . ."

RECEIVED IN THE AGE TO COME

Mark 10:30 "But he (that forsakes all) shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world [age] to come [present middle participle, the one coming] eternal [age] life."

MAY HAVE

John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but [may] have [ecw, present active subjunctive] eternal life.

COUNT

Matthew 14:4-5 "For John said unto him (Herod), It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted [ecw, present active indicative (regardeth, esteemeth] him as a prophet."

RESPECT FOR PAUL

Philemon 1:17 "If thou count [have (regard)] me therefore a partner, receive him as myself."

HATH HIS COMMANDMENTS

John 14:21 "He that hath [ecw, present active indicative (regardeth, esteemeth] my commandments, and keepeth [guard] them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

 

 

HATH THE FATHER AND THE SON

2 John 1:9 "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath [ecw, present active indicative (regardeth, esteemeth] not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath [ecw, present active indicative (regardeth, esteemeth] both the Father and the Son."

BELIEVETH WHAT?

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth [present active participle] in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

THE WORK OF GOD

John 6:29 "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe [present active] on him whom he hath sent."

YOU CAN STOP BELIEVING

Luke 8:13 "They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe [present active], and in time of temptation fall away (they did not bear fruit)."

YOU CAN STOP BEARING FRUIT

Luke 8:14 "And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection."

THESE BELIEVED AND BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT

Luke 8:15 "But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience."

TO BELIEVE IS TO ENDURE

Matthew 13:21 "Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended

 

THE KINGDOM CAN BE TAKEN FROM YOU

Matthew 21:43 "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."

BEAR FRUIT OR ELSE

John 15:5-6 "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned."

GLORIFY THE FATHER

John 15:8 "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples."

OR YOU WILL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM

Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

BRETHREN, CONTINUE TO BELIEVE

John 20:31 "But these are written, that ye (his disciples, vrs 31) might believe [present active subjunctive] that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing [present active participle] ye might have life (kingdom life) through his name (the word of God, Rev 19:13)."