10 3:30 Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36; Related Sermons See all sermons on John « John 2 | John 4 » Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. The Holy Scriptures. R. With this increase the circle of those enjoying happiness will extend. H. Holford, M. A.I. The insignificance of human glory compared with that of Christ.3. Cross. The real progress is much greater than the seeming progress. )Opinions of selfDean Young.Opinion of ourselves is like the casting of a shadow, which is always longest when the sun is at the greatest distance; but by the degrees that the sun approaches the shadow still shortens, and under the direct meridian light it becomes none at all; it is so with our opinion of ourselves: whilst the good influences of God are the greatest distance from us, it is then always that we conceive best of ourselves; but still, as God approaches, the conceit lessens; till such time as we receive the fuller measures of His graces; and then we become absolutely voided, pure nothing in our own conceit, and God appears to be (as really He is) "All in all. II. Baxendale. )John here figures himself by the moon, whose light wanes and decreases when the month is drawing to a close, and when the morning light of the sun begins to break forth; and he figures Jesus Christ by the sun, which is to eclipse and destroy his brightness. "HE MUST INCREASE." This is true of His CHURCH. Because the forces employed are adequate. He has commissioned His Son to destroy the works of the devil, and to fill the world with His glory (Isaiah 9:7; Psalm 2:7, 8; Philippians 2:10). All he says is that it was a moral necessity.1. A. B., G. Cross.I. (1) God has abolished a partial dispensation and established one suitable to all mankind. We must grow in grace.(H. crease."II. but the next vernal season renews the foliage. (2) The Holy Spirit, who has power to convert every sinner upon earth.3. John has been preparing the way baptizing and calling … Because this is the design of God the Father. Humanity needs Christ, and Christ is adapted to humanity. If he does not, pride will arise and muzzle humility by … By organised advance upon the strongholds of darkness.(A. Increase will be promoted by —1. J. W. Buxton, M. A.I. in the midst of poverty and reproach, of apparent weakness, and of cruel sufferings, Jesus exhibited an increasing display of Godlike fortitude and resolution; of spotless purity and rectitude; of infinite zeal for His Father's honour; and of the riches of grace and compassion for wretched ruined man.2. Bosanquet. Chambers, LL. We are all subject to that, good and bad; and in the article of temporal death there was no difference between John and Jesus.2. His message was soon given, and then he could only begin over again. But in his own decrease John can rejoice, for it is a consequence of the increase of Jesus. So when, and as soon as the day begins to spring, the light of the moon fades and is invisible, and all eyes which were turned to it, and delighted in it, are now at once turned to the sun itself, as all men now came to Christ to be baptized, who before delighted and were satisfied to be baptized with John's baptism.(S. Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. )John here figures himself by the moon, whose light wanes and decreases when the month is drawing to a close, and when the morning light of the sun begins to break forth; and he figures Jesus Christ by the sun, which is to eclipse and destroy his brightness. We are to decrease in having self as the all-engrossing object. The leaven must go working on. Baxendale.Mr. This is true of His CHURCH. The Holy Scriptures. He can never have too much authority, never be too much spoken about. Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. B., G. Cross.I. (2) Christ has made by His atonement a satisfaction for the sins of all. The prophecies render it certain.II. All he says is that it was a moral necessity.1. )Great workers must be content to die and be replaced by othersJ. AMONG THE MEANS MISSIONARY SOCIETIES HOLD A HIGH AND DISTINGUISHED PLACE — not excluding individual efforts.(J. With this increase the circle of those enjoying happiness will extend.2. (2)The known kindness of Jehovah. )Self abnegationW. )Self abnegationW. "I MUST DECREASE." Because the forces employed are adequate. Unbridled Freedom. But we have stronger grounds — the plain and unequivocal promises of God — and are therefore firmly persuaded. in the midst of poverty and reproach, of apparent weakness, and of cruel sufferings, Jesus exhibited an increasing display of Godlike fortitude and resolution; of spotless purity and rectitude; of infinite zeal for His Father's honour; and of the riches of grace and compassion for wretched ruined man.2. THE ULTIMATE CONVERSION OF THE WORLD TO CHRIST IS A MATTER OF INDUBITABLE CERTAINTY.1. in the midst of poverty and reproach, of apparent weakness, and of cruel sufferings, Jesus exhibited an increasing display of Godlike fortitude and resolution; of spotless purity and rectitude; of infinite zeal for His Father's honour; and of the riches of grace and compassion for wretched ruined man.2. Ryland, D. D.I. Because He is the Son of God, in the highest and most absolute sense, and therefore heir of all things.2. (3) Therefore we naturally believe and hope and desire that the tidings of salvation will be carried to all for whom He was given.2. That is the only satisfactory decrease in any of us which comes by the increase of Christ. Whitters, Mark F., "Discipleship in John: Four Profiles," Word & World, 1998. (2) The Holy Spirit, who has power to convert every sinner upon earth.3. To what is not human love, imperfect as it is not equal? Our FAQ * Send a MessageEmail: info@mljtrust.org, Site designed and developed by Five Q© 2012 MLJ Trust, Enter the Bible passage (e.g., John 3), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) THIS GREAT MORAL REVOLUTION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ORDINARY MEANS OF HUMAN INSTRUMENTALITY UNDER THE BLESSING OF THE DIVINE SPIRIT.1. Sermons. Some Christians cannot see this as they look on hindrances, corrupt institutions, depraved customs, false systems, inert and inconsistent Christians; but Christ must increase.3. III. His mind can find no rest but in the assurance of the increase of Christ. And how much more did the transactions of Pentecost justify this blessed prediction.II. James. Because the power of priestcraft dies in its presence, and the chains of superstition are sundered. but the next vernal season renews the foliage. The dignity of ministerial service: that of acting as Christ's friend. Want of wisdom? Chambers, LL. )LinksJohn 3:30 NIVJohn 3:30 NLTJohn 3:30 ESVJohn 3:30 NASBJohn 3:30 KJVJohn 3:30 Bible AppsJohn 3:30 ParallelJohn 3:30 Biblia ParalelaJohn 3:30 Chinese BibleJohn 3:30 French BibleJohn 3:30 German BibleJohn 3:30 CommentariesBible Hub. J. W. Buxton, M. A.I. Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. A. Want of wisdom? This contrast is important when recognizing that prophets and people are not infallible, yet Jesus Christ was and is truly without error. Because the Koran, when it comes in contact with it, loses its power. As an immortal being. On these transactions all the future increase of His kingdom absolutely depended. Ask Romanism. There is a sense in which we are able to say, and bound to say, "He must increase, and I must increase too." Through faith in a crucified, yet risen and ascended Saviour, His people also shall prevail, yea, and be made more than conquerors through Him that loved them; and then as one nation after another has been brought into professed subjection to Christ, and as soul after soul has been rescued from Satan and brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we see the fulfilment of the words, "He must in. "I MUST DECREASE." "HE MUST INCREASE." The issue of the great contest between Christ and Satan is not uncertain. IV. B., G. Cross.I. "Not so, dear brother," replied Mr. Durham; "for a minister can receive no such honour and success in his ministry except it be given him from heaven. 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