1. The casting out of the wicked servants is the replacement of Israel as a special people by the Church in this age of Gentile blessing. John Phillips - The apostle John now recalls the ministry of John the Baptist and marvels at the speed with which Israel's rejection of the announced messiah developed. See Jeremiah 2:7; Hosea 9:3; Zechariah 2:12; Deuteronomy 7:6. or wherefore shall we believe? 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? follows the A.V. Says R. Samuel, the Levite, to him, because he will heal them, and deliver them from their destructions; and because of these signs we shall believe him, and honour him. The counsel of the Lord “shall stand”: (Pr 19:21). Rejection, though undeniably painful, does not have to hold us back from accomplishing what God wants us to do. It’s the people who are very good, who pray to the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. John 1:11, NASB: "He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him." ", John used Isaiah's prophecy later in his Gospel commenting…, "But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him; that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? ); you are doing just as your fathers did (Neh 9:30, Isa 61:10, cp Acts 6:10). It’s His own religious community. (Acts 7:51-53). People are alike in every age. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. The entire Gospel is the apostle’s testimony to Jesus as the eternal Word, Messiah, and Son of God who brings the gift of salvation to all who will receive Him. Yet what gives the Gospel of John its meaning is the apostle John’s presentation of Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). He was in the world at large: then He came unto His own home. 3. John MacArthur, man of God. There is no more certain and universal proof of this than the universal rejection of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 13:46) And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 2:1-11 . His own - His own "people." “In the instance of John 8:1-11, a woman committed adultery, but Jesus did not condemn her. I am now determined to study each book of the Bible and as I study I have a teacher that I trust sitting right next to me. How absolute and terrible that power is! YLT John 1:11 to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him; TRUE LIGHT REVEALED AND REJECTED BY HIS OWN PEOPLE. Not a repetition of Jn 1:10. “An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master’s manger, But Israel does (absolutely does) not know (Septuagint-Lxx = ginosko), My people do not understand (Lxx = sunistemi/sunistao). In their view, his personality comes across — to put it politely — just as transcendent as the exalted nature John claims for him. NAB John 1:11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. Follow not that which is evil, — Imitate not, &c. As Diotrephes seems to have been pastor of the church where Gaius lived, and a zealous, conceited, Judaizing Christian, it is not unlikely but he made boasting pretensions to greater knowledge of God and of the Gospel than St. John had; and lest such glorying should recommend his bad example, and make … Second, don’t be surprised when people do not respond positively to your witness for Christ. Behind everything else that settles a man's destiny there lies the power of his own decision whether all that is done upon him and done for him shall be effectual or not. In retrospect, Buffet says, “[Everything] in my life … that I thought was a crushing event at the time has turned out for the better.”. It is sitting around a table, after a meal and an extended conversation, with the disciples hearing every single word that Jesus says. The aorist tense marks this rejection as a historical event. This anticipation found literal fulfillment at Christ’s first advent. August 17, 2014. John softens the sweeping rejection of Messiah by stressing a believing remnant. The 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, which has been praised for its accessibility to lay leaders, this commentary on John 1-11 introduces you to the most unique of the four Gospels.. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. After a failed admissions interview, he recalls a “feeling of dread,” along with concern over his father’s reaction to the news. NET John 1:11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him. If rejection has become a hindrance to the work God has given you to do, don’t give up. In this act of pure grace, a glorious light bursts into history. Product Description. It is bad not to do good ourselves; but it is worse to hinder those who would do good. Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the NAC focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. 2:12) was “the LORD’S land” (Hos. Literally, his own things: see on Acts 1:7. The 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, which has been praised for its accessibility to lay leaders, this commentary on John 1-11 introduces you to the most unique of the four Gospels. In Jn 1:10 the Word is described as in the world invisibly. Says R. Saul, did not the prophets come, and we slew them, and shed their blood? "Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, and they began gnashing their teeth at him." Here it is seen from the side of national failure, there of individual faith." It is the exact expression used of the beloved disciple when, in response to Jesus' word from the cross, he took Mary 'unto his own home' (John 19:27; cf. If your eyes are opened to spiritual truth dear reader, then stop and praise God that His Spirit swept into your heart and wrought a "spiritual circumcision" of your calloused, blind heart inherited from Adam (cf Ro 5:12). Matthew and Luke’s narratives begin earlier still, rooting Jesus’ very conception and birth … Continue reading "Commentary on John 1:1-18" ", Spurgeon - To those who were chosen as “his own” out of all the nations upon the earth, to those to whom he was specially promised of old, to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, — to these Jesus came, yet they “received him not.”, Westcott says to His own conveys the sense of "“to His own home”. (See Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalm 135:4; Isaiah 41:9, and Notes on Ephesians 2:19 and Titus 2:14.) With each volume of the New American Commentary the anticipation grows for the next. 27:46), Jesus went on to cure the sick, cast out demons, and preach good news to the masses. There are two basic ideas - to take or to receive. Manifested His glory: According to John 2:1, this miracle happened on the third day. The two phrases both may refer to Israel, with the first emphasizing that Israel belongs to the Lord as His inheritance (Ps. But He wasn’t the kind of Messiah that they envisioned or wanted. Clearly this is a picture in the Lord’s own language of the truths preserved for us in John’s prologue. Thus, toward the end of his ministry but before his crucifixion he summed up their reaction in the parable of the landowner and his vineyard (Read Matthew 21:33–43)." 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. I knew that my own family would warmly receive me whenever I came home. Jn 9:39; 12:46–47) John Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. we answer, This very thing was expressly foretold by their own prophet, that He should possess neither form nor comeliness in their eyes, and when they should see Him there would be no beauty that they should desire Him. He was in the world at large: then he came unto His own home. The murder of the son is Christ’s crucifixion. Consider the incongruity of this. How variously God dispenses his gifts, and what difference there may be between some believers and others in the way of their honouring Christ, yet they all may be accepted of him! It’s easy to be disappointed with Jesus because He didn’t give you quick relief from all your problems. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. But also of accepting or acknowledging one to be what he professes to be, and of receiving something transmitted, as 1 Cor. It contains some of the most memorable miracles in Scripture: Jesus’ turning water into wine, healing a man born blind, and raising Lazarus from the dead. IN JOHN'S GOSPEL, THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED BBE John 1:11 He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts. And they killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One (Messianic Prophecies) Whose betrayers and murderers you have now become; you who received (lambano) the law as ordained by angels, and yet did not keep (phulasso) it." The verb came, in the aorist tense, denotes a definite act - the Incarnation. A W Pink - The world is charged with ignorance, but Israel with unbelief, yea, with a positive refusal of Him. Test the *spirits to see if they are true (1 John 4:1-6) v1 My friends, do not believe every *spirit. EXEGESIS: JOHN 2 & 15. Yet, it is not the abundance of mercies that incline men to seek God. See on Matt. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God �Read full chapter The second His own = His own family. They did not welcome Him. Commentary on John 12:1-11 (Read John 12:1-11) Christ had formerly blamed Martha for being troubled with much serving. There is no difference. It may be thus expressed: "He came to his own land, and his own people received him not." As Paul puts it in Romans 3:23, “There is no difference. There can be no reasonable doubt that this phrase, and the corresponding masculine which follows, “his own” i.e. (e) Ben Arama in Genesis 47.4. apud Galatin. 4:5; 17:1; Acts 16:33. This verse-by-verse commentary is … What is John saying about these two groups of people? John MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. The New American Commentary Series. Render his own home, and compare John 16:32; John 19:27; Acts 21:6. It’s the people who believe the Bible. There is a progress in the narrative. Even Jesus’ death on the cross was an expression of His love. In Jesus Christ, the eternal Word, we discover that God's ultimate morality is one of love and of grace. International Bible Study Commentary (Isaiah 53:1) As John MacArthur observes Isaiah's "question implied that, in spite of these (Ed: The great prophecy of the Suffering Servant = Isaiah 53:1-12) and other prophecies, only a few (Ed: of the nation of Israel, the remnant) would recognize the Servant when He appeared. Westcott thinks this latter sense is implied here; Christ having been offered by the teachers of Israel through John. I love listening to his sermons and looking up Bible passages in the single volume Commentary. The masculine gender, as the preceding was neuter. They rejected him and put him to death, agreeably to the prophecy, Isaiah 53:3-4. John 1:11-13 New International Version (NIV) 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Home » Thriving Spiritually » Jesus Christ, God’s Unique Son » Jesus’ Activity Begins. He came to His own possession, His own domain, the house of humanity that He had built for a dwelling place. Most scholars agree that the story is not Johannine in its origins and that it was added later. (Jn 3:19-20) (John 1:6-13 God’s Witness, Your Verdict). EXEGESIS: JOHN 2 & 15. What blessed subjection to the Father’s will, and what wondrous love for sinners, that He remained on earth in order that He might later die the death of the Cross! God had a right to expect, after all that had been done for the Jews, that they would receive the message of eternal life. Always Accepted - He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. how therefore now, , "shall we receive his word?" They knew not that God had healed them. CSB John 1:11 He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. The second night of our honeymoon was spent on the living room couch of my former roommate’s parents’ house in Eastern Washington. There is a progress in the narrative. Traces of this abound in the Jewish Scriptures. The second is MASCULINE PLURAL and refers to the Jewish people. Product Description. John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples; John Part 2 8 lessons covering John 7-11. The miracle at Cana. People still love the darkness because their deeds are evil. John 1-11: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary) [Borchert, Gerald L.] on Amazon.com. 3 John 1:11. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 17:1-11 EXEGESIS: JOHN 13-18. Spurgeon - That favored circle, the Jewish nation, where revelation had been given, even there, there was no place for him. Those words are deeply etched in my memory, I believe, because my parents and brothers expressed that kind of love for me. His own people. John MacArthur (b. That was not the end, however. Have you let Him in? The narrative now passes from the general to the special action of the Word as the Light. (23-25) Commentary on John 2:1-11 (Read John 2:1-11) It is very desirable when there is a marriage, to have Christ own and bless it. John 1:11 Context. Τὸ κακὸν, that which is evil) in Diotrephes.— τὸ ἀγαθὸν, that which is good) in Demetrius.— ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, from God) who is good.— ἔστιν, is) as born from Him. In this case, our Gospel-comparison detail is that Jesus’ prayer to the Father before his arrest in the Gospel of John is … Continue reading "Commentary on John 17:1-11" especially Malachi 3:1, âThe Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple.â (See also Luke 2:49, Note.). The world means all of the different people of different religions. Those cautions and counsels are most likely to be accepted, which are seasoned with love. 2:12; Deut. In the Incarnation Jesus did not come as an alien; He came home. It is akoe which is a noun meaning that by which one perceives sounds and thus is the sound or the thing which is heard, in the context of Jn 12:38 and Romans 10:16, referring to the proclamation of the Gospel which they heard! 135:4). so we could have His life in us. John MacArthur (b. 1939) is a Calvinist theologian, author, editor, and teacher.He is a popular conference speaker and the president of both The Master's College and The Master's Seminary. He gave them his new commandment of love (13:31-35). Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by-verse . He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. would it have been any wonder if He had turned away from such ingrates in disgust! John 1:11 Context. Here again compare the nice choice of verbs: apprehended (katalambano) the Light as a principle, and received (paralambano) the Light as a person and the Master of the house. Jesus first refused to grant their request and then He fulfilled it after showing that He does things according to the timing and will of God, not man. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. See on Matthew 4:5; see on Matthew 17:1; see on Acts 16:33. This story of Mary anointing our Lord shortly before His death has had a profound influence on my walk with the Lord for over 45 years now because of a sermon I read and have re-read many times by the late Chinese preacher, Watchman Nee. New American Commentary 25A - John 1-11. He has also served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. John MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. ASV John 1:11 He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. That signified His own home or possessions, this His own people. Ah! 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. ), And again the prophets cry out against the intractable unbelief of God's chosen people (excepting of course the believing remnant of Israel)…. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. But if the world “knew him not,” and Israel “received him not,” was the purpose of God defeated? Here again compare the nice choice of verbs: apprehended (κατέλαβεν) the Light as a principle, and received (παρέλαβον) the Light as a person and the Master of the house. THE CONTEXT These chapters outline Jesus' preparation for the cross. The people of Israel are the tenant farmers. Ver. The world means the Gentiles. Vincent on He came - The narrative now passes from the general to the special action of the Word as the Light. l. 3. c. 5. They should have recognized Jesus as their promised Messiah, (See also Josh McDowell's classic "More Than A Carpenter") prophesied of in their Scriptures. (The Teacher's Commentary), Kostenberger - As in Jn 3:19, the light was not received but rejected, resulting in judgment (cf. Thus we are particularly well situated to understand something about the culture of the vine, how it grows, and how it produces fruit. John 1-11 Macarthur New Testament Commentary by John F. MacArthur, 9780802407719, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. John MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. John 1:11-13 New International Version (NIV). In spite of mankind's failure, God drew men and women to Himself and lifted them up, adopting them as His children and heirs. The darkness comprehended not; the world knew not; His own received not. They all equally miss Jesus. NLT John 1:11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. John 1–11 Commentary It’s often the first book of the Bible you read when you become a Christian. They were His own in a double sense. The temper and spirit of Diotrephes was full of pride and ambition. Not even God's coming to a soul that belongs to God is so necessarily powerful that the man may not resist and in his obstinacy turn away. Received him not is stronger than âknew him notâ of John 1:10. They rejected the Lord, they fell in the wilderness, they were turned unto other gods, they went a-whoring after their own inventions. 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