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John 3

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At family reunions, what subject is bound to start an argument?

3b. How can you apply John 3:30?

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What’s happening in John 3?
vv 1-15. Jesus teaches Nicodemus be born again
vv 16-21. God so loved the world
vv 22-36. John the Baptist exalts Jesus


Lisa notes... said...

3a. Firetrucks. My dad has this thing about the fire department wasting good taxpayer money by running their fire trucks, with sirens blaring, in the middle of the night when there is no fire.

We’ve also had many heated discussions on “the finer points” of religion through the years. ;-)

3b. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Hopefully the more I mature in my faith, I’ll keep realizing that the more I think about Christ, the less I’ll be worrying about myself and what I’m feeling and how I look and what I’m doing, etc.

I’ve always liked the definition of humility as not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

Lynn Severance said...

3a. I do have some family but they do not get together for reunions - rarely other times either. When my maternal grandmother was alive, we always had a family reunion in the summertime to coordinate with many August birthdays but I don't recall arguments. If my present day family were to gather, politics most likely would cause argument. My "argument" is that I've a family that does not treasure getting together!

3b. "He must increase, but I must decrease". I think the aging process itself cuts into this in terms of my realizing how important each day is and that I want it to count, not only for me but what does the Lord want. Self is still there but more in wanting to serve. from THE MESSAGE - "This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines."

Lisa notes... said...

Unfortunately, our larger extended family quit getting together once both grandparents died. They were the glue. As my own parents age, I'm aware that the next younger generation will have to step it up if we want to keep things going within my own family.

John Piper has a sermon about this a few weeks ago: here .


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