John 1:14-16, 3:16-21, 5:42-44, 24 ESV
September 26, 2021
preached by Robert Moore
Time of Reflection Quotations
“He [Jesus] must increase but I must decrease.”
~John 3:30 (ESV)
“A great man is always willing to be little.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson 19th Century American Author
“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”
“Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it.”
~Pierce Brown, Red Rising
“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’”
~John 14:5-7 (ESV)
“Christ is the humility of God, embodied in human nature. The eternal love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness to win, and serve, and save us.”
~Andrew Murray, South African Pastor and Writer
“Faith is not a once-done act, but a continuous gaze of the heart at the Triune God.”
~A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
~Romans 5:6-8 (ESV)
John 1:14-16, 3:16-21, 5:42-44, 24 (ESV)
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
42 But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.