SUMMARY OF JOHN 1:6-8, 15
A man named John was sent from God to be a witness to the light (this is John the Baptist as witness to Jesus). John testified to who Jesus was.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 3: John 1:6-8, 15
6a) To be a forerunner and witness to Christ.
b) Such a good question after the above question! It’s definitely to shine the light of Christ, but in a different way than John the Baptist. It’s through my daily life, my interactions with others, my work, my family, my animals, and more.
1) This is the one I spoke about. This means that this is the one whom John has been prophesizing as the Messiah.
2) He who comes after me has surpassed me. Jesus came after John the Baptist’s ministry, and Jesus is greater than John.
3) He was before me. Jesus was before John the Baptist. This means since the beginning and in terms of status, too. He was first among all things; first in every sense.
b) That Jesus is God.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 3: John 1:6-8, 15
Great lesson on our life’s purpose.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 3: John 1:6-8, 15
Many mistook John the Baptist for Jesus, which is why John the Baptist and John the Apostle put so much emphasis on Jesus being the Messiah.
Being a witness was a big deal in ancient times. If someone spoke well of you, it carried a lot of weight. This is why you’ll see in the book of John witnesses for and against Jesus.
Ancestors were revered in ancient times. So, Jesus coming before John the Baptist and first in everything meant a lot.
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