But once your perspective expands to be bigger and freer, you tend to say: “I don’t know everything and therefore, I’m open to new possibilities.”. 1 John 3:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:18, NIV: "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 26 Kaya't pumunta sila kay Juan at sinabi sa kanya, “Guro, naaalala pa po ba ninyo ang lalaking kasama ninyo sa ibayo ng Jordan, na inyong pinatotohanan? To be born from both water and spirit/wind is to recognize full humanity as a child of God. Notice that starting in verse 11, we seem to leave the Nicodemus-Jesus conversation and start to hear from a narrator. 1 John 3:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:17, NIV: "If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?" John has already reminded his little children of Jesus’ old-new commandment (2:7-11). Not What We Know but What We’ve Been Given Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything.Do you know what I mean? How could a person go back inside mom’s womb? He came to what was his own,* and his own people did not accept him. It’s Trinity Sunday, after all, when we’re supposed to focus on God being known to us in three persons: father, son, holy spirit—at least, that’s what the doctrine tells us. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 17 Kapag nakikita ng isang maykaya sa buhay ang kanyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at hindi niya ito tinulungan, masasabi bang siya'y umiibig sa Diyos? Kaya't dapat din nating ialay ang ating buhay para sa kapatiran. He is also a trained actor and performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, LLC. The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 3:1-17. 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The spirit/wind blows where it wills. Maybe some of you are in that place today. Our explanations became too simplistic, superficial, and token. He will yet devote the major part of chapter 4 (verses 7-21) to this theme. I love to travel, to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds; I love to learn new things. Sung at the Liberal Seminary - Sermon #2 on Dr. John Sung) 10 - 02 - 2011 PM: ANG TUNAY NA PAGBABAGONG LOOB NI DR. JOHN SUNG (PANGARAL BILANG ISA KAY DR. JOHN SUNG) (The Real Conversion of Dr. John Sung - Sermon #1 on Dr. John Sung ) 10 - 02 - 2011 AM: ANG SEKRETO NG TAGUMPAY NG TSINA : 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. This John wordplay brings together two things that Nicodemus [and most people] always see as separate. Who knows? Dahil dito'y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka't siya'y hindi nakilala nito. The more we read, the more the message moves forward. Jesus’ own disciples are not specifically mentioned; only the world. [a]”(G), 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. The criterion the author has established is the following: those who affirm beliefs contrary to the Christian faith should not be heard. But this council in Nicaea was more about controversy than anything else. Contextual translation of "john 3:16 17" into Tagalog. But Nicodemus still didn’t get it, and that’s obvious, because even though Jesus used the phrase born from above, Nicodemus asked how it was possible to be born again? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 3:1-17 EXEGESIS: JOHN 2, 7, AND 19. All rights reserved worldwide. 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The controversy was about Jesus’ divinity—whether or not he was equally God. Each time when we tried to explain it, we failed. 2 Ito rin nang pasimula'y sumasa Dios. The problem for the Pharisees was that they loved the status quo and the religious institution. Different versions of the Greek manuscript have different wording for some verses. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page. But, as Jesus pointed out, once you let your perspective of the world, yourself, and God outside of the box—you realize you don’t know much at all. Notice that I removed “the” from the end, because in the Greek it should read born of spirit, not the spirit. These Arians believed that God was the Father of Jesus, and therefore, Jesus was born of God. 1 John 3:17, ESV: "But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?" There is “we” language. And he was “lifted up,” not to condemn or point fingers, but to exhibit God’s unconditional love. Josh is also committed to promoting religious pluralism and partnering with people of all faiths and those who identify as atheist or agnostic to build bridges of shared values and cooperation. 1 Juan 3:18 - Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It didn’t satisfy everyone, though, so in 381 CE at the First Council of Constantinople, they added: We believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord and giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father. It’s not about what we know; it is about what we have been freely given. So light, the concept of Jesus as Logos/Word of God, breaks through the darkness and illuminates people with love, grace, and truth. (N) 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named h Nicodemus, i a ruler of the Jews. First, Jesus was basically telling Nicodemus that his knowledge was suspect. And then, in the middle of the story, John’s Gospel throws us for a loop. Verse 24 observing the commandments allow us to remain in God and vice versa. 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(O) except the one who came from heaven(P)—the Son of Man. Bible > Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia > 1 John 3 1 Juan 3 ... 18 Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. (B) 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi,(C) we know(D) that you are a teacher who has come from God. But he was just too risky and threatened the dogma and doctrine of their religion. Friends, each day of your lives, embrace your identity as a child of God, no matter what. So the writers of John appeal to Old Testament sensibilities and utilize the story of Moses and the serpent. 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know,(M) and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. But the trinity itself did not come to be until hundreds of years after the Bible was written. 11:24-27 1 Peter 1:6-7 Ironic, I think, because today’s Gospel story is all about a guy in Nicodemus who thought he knew about religious things. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”, 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Nicodemus came at night. Currently, he serves as pastor of Love in Action United Church of Christ, a progressive, Christian, LGBTQIA+ affirming and interfaith community in Hatboro, a suburb of Philadelphia. 1 John 3 English Standard Version (ESV). 1:1 Yaong buhat sa pasimula, yaong aming narinig, yaong nakita ng aming mga mata, yaong aming namasdan, at nahipo ng aming mga kamay, tungkol sa salita ng buhay; . Well, duh, Jesus answered. (With Dr. John in Tagalog translation and definition "John", English-Tagalog Dictionary online. So who was Nicodemus? John uses an almost spiraling repetition of words and phrases to help the reader see their double meanings. The more you try to understand, the less it makes sense. John’s version has Moses lift up the serpent on the stick, just as Jesus would be later lifted up on the cross. It’s not about what you know; it’s about what you’ve been given. That really wasn’t what Nicodemus wanted to hear. at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. You cannot see anything. 1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched. Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618, 2 timothy 3:15 17. That is the lead-in to the sparkplug of John 3:16. Born after being old? Most likely, this is the 4th Gospel addressing its community and context, for there were many people still on the fence about Jesus. In 1 John 1:8, the grammar indicates John is speaking about occasional acts of sin. John 3:1–8 You Must Be Born Again. John has already told us in 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. God so loves in a way that disrupts our three point sermons, doctrines, dogmas, and logical sensibilities. 2 Mga minamahal, ngayon ay mga anak tayo ng Dios, at hindi pa nahahayag kung magiging ano tayo. Jesus’ mention of water and spirit inspire many thoughts. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. God so loves that darkness. So it is with everyone who is born of Spirit. 3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus(A) who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He is honored to work with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia as a Fellow and a Consultant. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 2:12-17. : 1 Nang masalita ni Jesus ang mga salitang ito, siya'y umalis na kasama ng kaniyang mga alagad na nagsitawid ng batis ng Cedron, na doo'y may isang halamanan, na pinasok niya at ng kaniyang mga alagad. Error: Twitter did not respond. Why do people kill children in Syria? : 2 The same was in the beginning with God. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Jesus is moving Nicodemus away from his narrow view of life and God to a more mysterious, yet illuminated perspective. Amen. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. Rightly so, because I failed miserably. When perspective is small and rigid, it’s easy to say, “I know this or that” with certainty. There’s a message for all of us here. This was contrary to what John was saying about this Jesus of Nazareth, the one who opened up knowledge for all people to receive and enjoy. But in all linguistic cases, the phrase son of humanity is meant to lead us to recognize Jesus’ full humanity and our full humanity. First, water is something directly connected to nature. God and humanity coexist. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) Proto-Gnostics claimed to have special knowledge; therefore, they could set the standard for spiritual truths. It’s powerful. Arius obviously lost the argument. God so loves the Nicodemus in all of us. The grammar of 1 John 3:6 indicates that John is speaking of a settled, continued lifestyle of sin. 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. Browse Sermons on 1 John 2:12-17. 3 Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay ginawa sa pamamagitan niya; at alin man sa lahat ng ginawa ay hindi ginawa kung wala siya. The closest thing you will get is the mention of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at various times in the NT epistles. Jesus said: No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above. Rather it was to provide salvation for everyone through His death on the cross. It’s not about what we know, because no one knows more about God than another. “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything. Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618. Of course, Jesus spoke Aramaic. The Muratorian fragment, dated to AD 170, cites chapter 1, verses 1–3 within a discussion of the Gospel of John. Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. Because when we’re upset and pulled out of our religious comfort zone, wrestled away from what we think and believe about Jesus, we’re invited to experience the miracle of a new perspective. 4 Nasa kaniya ang buhay; at ang buhay ay siyang ilaw ng mga tao. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. Today is a good day to ask such questions and to struggle with what we do not know. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He came from a place of confusion; he stumbled over to Jesus. Is there a God? Judging as John spoke of it here is the opposite of saving (cf. 25 Minsan, nagkaroon ng pagtatalo ang mga alagad ni Juan at ang isang Judio tungkol sa rituwal ng paglilinis. Following the turning of water into wine, the narrator says, "This beginning of (Z) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world(AA) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Nicodemus saw the world, himself, and God as existing inside a small box. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. He might as well have been present for the Council of Nicaea. John 17 The High Priestly Prayer. 1 Masdan ninyo kung gaanong pagibig ang ipinagkaloob sa atin ng Ama, upang tayo'y mangatawag na mga anak ng Dios; at tayo'y gayon nga. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7. Second, he was teaching Nicodemus something new, at least for people like him who were so loyal to doctrine. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d](J), 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,”(L) said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Papyrus 9, dating from the 3rd century, has surviving parts of chapter 4, verses 11–12 and 14–17. The Trinity is simply about human beings trying to say [or write down] what they think they know about God. Life can certainly feel like that sometimes. (I) 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. God could have condemned human beings without the Incarnation. John 3:1-17. God has given us life, and the moving, blowing spirit wind; the relentless, cooling and shaping water; an unending, inexplicable love. As words are repeated, their meaning is intensified and deepened. Jesus, the son of humanity, fully demonstrated what it meant to live as a child of God. Our bodies are not separated from our souls. So Jesus continued: No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. The bishops added a line at the end of the creed: We believe in the Holy Spirit. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. –Gabriel Zepeda-Rolón In the name of his Son Jesus Christ=Luke 24:47; John 1:12, 3:18, 20:31; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 John 5:13. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. Dahil dito’y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka’t siya’y hindi nakilala nito. Of course, he didn’t have the luxury of rewinding back to the beginning of this Gospel. 1 John 3:17. τὸν βίον τοῦ κόσμου, the substance of the world) An instance of the figure Litotes: in antithesis to lives, 1 John 3:16.— κλείσῃ, shall shut) whether asked for aid, or not asked. But as I do that, I often feel that I actually know very little. Focus areas include: University alternative spring break and summer programs that incorporate faith encounters and service-learning for students; workplace diversity programs that promote understanding in organizations, corporations, schools, and hospital settings. In fact, six times in 1 & 2 John, he refers directly to Jesus’ command that we love one another (1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5; plus the allusion in 1 John 2:7). Now I have mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth remembering: the word trinity does not appear in the Bible. 8:17-18 Heb. He’s also called a Pharisee and a leader of the Judeans, which means that Nicodemus was part of the group that didn’t care for Jesus too much. 19: Ito ang patotoo ni Juan nang isugo sa kaniya ng mga Judio ang mga pari at mga Levita mula sa Jerusalem. (H) 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Speech from Northwestern College (IA). I’m not sure I want to go there today, because, as some of you have heard me say before, years ago when I was serving a church in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I tried to teach the Trinity to some teenagers who looked at me like I was from Mars. But John’s Gospel changes the story. They were avid students of scripture and people of prayer. John 1:10-13: He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. Is my kid ever going to get better? Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905) ← 1 Juan 3:16 Full Chapter 1 Juan 3:18 → 17 Datapuwa't ang sinomang mayroong mga pag-aari sa sanglibutang ito, at nakikita ang kaniyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at doo'y ipagkait ang kaniyang awa, paanong mananahan ang pagibig ng … Perhaps I agree with US historian Will Durant, who once said: Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. He came to Jesus with his assumptions and his proud knowledge of what he thought he knew. 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