He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ. " Malachi 3:1, \"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. John the Baptist had baptized Jesus. Are you Elijah?" 1 John 1:5-7. &c. He is preferred before me - in his office: for he was before me - … sins; (something only the Messiah, the Son of God could do). (Lk 3:15). John 1 Bible Study Questions (Handout) JOHN 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John's questioners were more perplexed by his baptizing than by The Word Became Flesh. The location of the "Place in Bethany across the Jordan" is a long-debated question. Levites to question John because they were considered to be responsible religious leaders. Verse 23: He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said. And they asked him, "What then? This passage is said to be the only clear expression in the Gospel of John,  of taking away sin. "I am not the Christ.". Psalm 100 is about praising God, being thankful, singing and shouting. John 1:19-34 Gospel of John Bible Study Verse 19: "And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" If not the Messiah, perhaps he was still another prophet, (as was predicted by some of the other popular movements). ", The reference to "The testimony of John" is to "John the Baptist.". Later, Jesus Himself confessed under oath that He was the Son of God; this gave the Sanhedrin a reason to condemn him to death. Again they had asked John why, if he was not Christ or Elijah, was he baptizing; and once again, instead of answering questions regarding himself, he pointed to Christ. John the Baptist Introduces Jesus as "The Lamb of God", Verses 29-30: "The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, 1. This concludes our study of John the Baptist's Testimony. John 1:19-34 John the Baptist! John then declared Jesus They questioned John's authority to baptize, and they also wanted to know who gave him the right to treat God's chosen John 1:35-51 Jesus Calls His Disciples! 1 John 1:1-4 “Agnostic is but the Greek word for the Latin ignoramus.” –Charles Spurgeon. However, many believe it is Perea, the area across the Jordan (on the east side) where John the Baptist had once ministered and was later arrested. 30This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, Verse 19: "And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you? He had seen the These book-by-book 1:15: John cried - With joy and confidence; This is he of whom I said - John had said this before our Lord's baptism, although he then knew him not in person: he knew him first at his baptism, and afterward cried, This is he of whom I said. 3. Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in. The Greek text of Matthew 5:9, 6:24, Luke 1:35 and 1:75, John 1:6, 1:12, 1:13, and 1:18, Romans 1:7 and 1:17, shows how the Watchtower translates the exact same grammar for “God” as “God” instead … John … 2 He was in the beginning with God. of all prophets, (Luke 7:28). given John a sign to show that Jesus was the Messiah. Enter into His Gates with Thanksgiving. John 2:1-12 The Cana Wedding! (John 19:7). Christ? Many Rabbis thought that when Elijah returned, he and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.". Payment for the penalty for sin demanded the surrender of a life,  and God chose to provide the sacrifice himself. These were great Bible Scholars, yet it seems they had little regard for its message. Bible Study on John | Mike Mazzalongo | BibleTalk.tv - YouTube See John 1:1. The ones questioning John the Baptist wondered if he was the Messiah, but he told them, no, "I am not the Christ. John's attitude is considered to be an extreme example of honor and humility. Not only would slaves carry but also unlatch their master's sandals. Jesus is the Word. Jesus spoke of John the Baptist 1. and it remained on him.