or wherefore shall we believe? Paul applied the same prophecy to the world at large - "However, they did not all heed the glad tidings; for Isaiah says, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? 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. Compare Jn 1:12 where to received Him parallels believe in Him. Jesus changes water so that it becomes wine 2:1-12. v1 The next day, there was a wedding in Cana … EXEGESIS: JOHN 2 & 15. Vincent on paralambano - Most commonly in the New Testament of taking one along with another. GOOD WINE & TRUE VINE. His prologue gives us an initial glimpse of this. 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. NKJ John 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 2. All would reject the Saviour if left to themselves. Read "John 1-11 MacArthur New Testament Commentary" by John MacArthur available from Rakuten Kobo. De Wette’s explanation seems to agree best with his own home. They didn’t see their need for a Savior from sin. He died to pay the penalty for our sin, and His resurrection guarantees that all who believe in Him will be victorious over death and enjoy eternity in His presence. Study Hints for Discussion and Thinking Further. The Logos went to the Jews lost in sin and there was no "welcome mat" put out for Him, the nation as a whole rejecting His claim as their long expected Messiah! Vincent on the first use of the phrase His own - The reference is to the land of Israel, which is recognized as God’s own in a peculiar sense. IN JOHN'S GOSPEL, THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED John 1:11, NASB: "He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him." Richards - The human race did not seek out a family relationship with God. Rejection, though undeniably painful, does not have to hold us back from accomplishing what God wants us to do. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 2 John 1:11, NASB: "for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds." Leon Morris echoes Vincent remarking that "We might translate the opening words, 'He came home'. That He died on the cross for your sin; Jn 9:39; 12:46–47) John Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. John 1-11 Macarthur New Testament Commentary by John F. MacArthur, 9780802407719, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. His own people. 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. 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. “In the instance of John 8:1-11, a woman committed adultery, but Jesus did not condemn her. —John 1:11, Financial expert Warren Buffet, one of the richest people in the world, was rejected by Harvard’s Business School at age 19. Peter was the most zealous, and reached Christ the first. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 8:1-11 EXEGESIS: A CONTROVERSY: There is a controversy concerning this story—whether it was part of the Gospel of John from the beginning. John says the world did not know Him, but that His own did not receive Him! 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. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. The miracle at Cana. 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. From one of today's top-selling commentary series comes volume one of the Gospel of John, the 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.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, KJV: "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." JESUS' RISE FROM OBSCURITY FOLLOWED BY OPPOSITION  Comp. Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by-verse . The aorist tense marks this rejection as a historical event. It’s easy to be disappointed with Jesus because He didn’t give you quick relief from all your problems. The son is the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew and Luke’s narratives begin earlier still, rooting Jesus’ very conception and birth … Continue reading "Commentary on John 1:1-18" Remember that Jesus understands, and those who come to Him will always be accepted by Him (Jn 6:37). (Acts 7:55-60). John 1:11-13 Faith and Its Attendant Privileges C H Spurgeon; John 1:11 Multiple Older Commentaries on this verse; Barclay - It was into his own home that he came, and yet his own people did not welcome him. John 1-11: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary) He was in the world at large: then He came unto His own home. There is a progress in the narrative. ", God's chosen people have a long sad history of not choosing Him! Did not receive Him - They did not receive Him with favor or a favorable reception. 1. This region is still famous because of its grain. Vincent on He came - The narrative now passes from the general to the special action of the Word as the Light. I love listening to his sermons and looking up Bible passages in the single volume Commentary. International Bible Study Commentary. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. He came - This clearly speaks of Jesus' incarnation which is described more fully in John 1:14. received him not—nationally, as God's chosen witnesses. The reaching out was God's, and His alone. The world means the Gentiles. In this Message, Jesus covers 5 important RELATIONSHIPS that we need to get right, for us to be effective, successful and fruitful in our Christian lives and ministries. 4:5; 17:1; Acts 16:33. Alford adopts the former sense; “expressing the personal assumption to one’s self as a friend or companion.” De Wette explains to receive into the house. So Jesus told his *disciples to look at the fields near to them. The Rev. Those cautions and counsels are most likely to be accepted, which are seasoned with love. The murder of the son is Christ’s crucifixion. He has also served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. (Isaiah 1:2-3-note), Timothy Keller on the world did not know Him (Jn 1:10) and His own did not receive Him - Who are those two groups? Enduring earthly rejection and knowing that the Father would turn away from Him at Calvary (Matt. KJV John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. There is a progress in the narrative. It means the Jews, as the "peculiar people." 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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. Jesus had created the earth as a house, but when He visited it He found it inhabited by people who refused to acknowledge Him for who He was. Literally, his own things: see on Acts 1:7. John’s account differs from Mark’s in the mention of sheep and oxen, the mention of the whip of cords, the word kermatisth'" for “money-changer” (the synoptics use kollubisth'", which John mentions in 2:15), the “pouring out” of the money (2:15), and … Think about this for a moment. We should not, therefore, make a ‘big deal’ over such a trifling and personal matter.” Others “paint” with an even broader brush. John 15:1-11 (The Vine and the branches) The theme of John 15-16 is developing an effective Christian Life and Ministry. He came to His own people to be their Savior and King. 1:12, etc. God had a right to expect, after all that had been done for the Jews, that they would receive the message of eternal life. But who are His own? Received him not is stronger than “knew him not” of John 1:10. 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! 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 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)." 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. See Jer. It is bad not to do good ourselves; but it is worse to hinder those who would do good. ", 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? NRS John 1:11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. If rejection has become a hindrance to the work God has given you to do, don’t give up. In spite of mankind's failure, God drew men and women to Himself and lifted them up, adopting them as His children and heirs. GOOD WINE & TRUE VINE. 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 retrospect, Buffet says, “[Everything] in my life … that I thought was a crushing event at the time has turned out for the better.”. The people of Israel are the tenant farmers. 1:3), yet He gave up heaven’s glory to be born a human being. From one of today's top-selling commentary series comes volume one of the Gospel of John, the 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. (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 17:1-11 EXEGESIS: JOHN 13-18. 3 John 1:11. 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 1-11: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary) John had cleaved most closely to his Master in his sufferings, and knew him soonest. (compare this with Matthew 23:30.) Consider the incongruity of this. In Jesus Christ, the eternal Word, we discover that God's ultimate morality is one of love and of grace. John 1:11 Context. It’s the people who believe the Bible. Ah! The second is MASCULINE PLURAL and refers to the Jewish people. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He Again, Jesus was using familiar, physical things to explain *spiritual principles (see John 2:1-11; 4:7-13). NJB John 1:11 He came to his own and his own people did not accept him. In this case, our Gospel-comparison detail is that Jesus’ prayer to the Father before his arrest in the Gospel of John is not off alone somewhere with clutched hands praying on a big rock while the disciples nap. The first grammatical form is NEUTER PLURAL and refers to (1) all creation or (2) geographically to Judea or Jerusalem. My wife and I know what it is like to get married on a limited budget. But this rejection did not come as a shock to God or His Son, for over 200 years earlier His prophet Isaiah had asked rhetorically "Who has believed our message?" The heart of the issue is always the heart, is it not! They knew, or might have known, who He was; but they deliberately refused to enquire into his credentials, and they shut the door resolutely in His face. “In the instance of John 8:1-11, a woman committed adultery, but Jesus did not condemn her. NET John 1:11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him. 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). 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. Thus we are particularly well situated to understand something about the culture of the vine, how it grows, and how it produces fruit. In this act of pure grace, a glorious light bursts into history. 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. The two phrases both may refer to Israel, with the first emphasizing that Israel belongs to the Lord as His inheritance (Ps. It’s a short step from there to turning your back on Him altogether. They were His own in a double sense. GWN John 1:11 He went to his own people, and his own people didn't accept him. The counsel of the Lord “shall stand”: (Pr 19:21). 1:11). and his own received him not; they did not believe in him, nor obey his voice; they rebelled against him, and tempted him often, particularly at Massah and Meribah; they provoked trim to anger, and vexed, and grieved his holy Spirit, as they afterwards slighted and despised his Gospel by the prophets. (Acts 7:54) And of course ultimately they stoned him to death! (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. Some 250 years earlier Isaiah recorded Jehovah's lament…, Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, “Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me. 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. John Piper does not interpret came to His own as Jesus coming first to His own people, the Jews but writes that "He came to what belongs to Him by right of creation. Westcott says "The Incarnation is regarded in the two places (Jn 1:11, 14) under different aspects. (Ibid), Pulpit Commentary has some interesting thoughts on He came unto his own possession. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. He was the one who created them (Jn. Salvation is free (albeit costly to God) and is a gift but like any gift (if it is truly a gift), it MUST be received! The great Name of Jehovah, the Angel of the presence (Angel of the LORD), the manifestations to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to Elijah, to Isaiah, and Ezekiel; the Shekinah glories, the whole ministry of grace to the house of Israel, was a perpetual coming to his own peculiar possession; but yet the sum total of their history is a continuous repudiation and lapse. (Ro 10:16-note). Yet, it is not the abundance of mercies that incline men to seek God. The temper and spirit of Diotrephes was full of pride and ambition. 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. 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. John MacArthur, man of God. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. In John 1:10 the Word is described as in the world invisibly. Sermon Bible Commentary. This is something the Bible says over and over and over. This is phenomenal -- the Creator came to His own planet, the one He had created and the people of that planet could not and would not recognize and acknowledge Jesus because of their spiritual blindness! Just as Jesus’ rejection was part of God’s plan for His Son (Isa. (The Gospel According to St John). (Acts 7:51-53). The active voice indicates that this was their volitional choice! This anticipation found literal fulfillment at Christ’s first advent. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 2:1-11 . The narrative now passes from the general to the special action of the Word as the Light. In Jn 1:12 he uses lambano instead of paralambano. John 1:11. Constable - The specific people whom Jesus visited in the Incarnation were the Jews. Product Description. (Gospel of John, James Montgomery Boice), Receive (3880)(paralambano from para = beside + lambano = appropriate, receive) means to receive from another, to receive alongside or to take to oneself (into close association). Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. See on Matthew 4:5; see on Matthew 17:1; see on Acts 16:33. (Exploring the Gospel of John). Rev., they that were His own. 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. His own - His own "people." NAS John 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. Stephen, "a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit" and "full of grace and power" (Acts 6:5,8) gave the answer as to why the Jews did not receive Him illustrating the nation's history of unbelief -, "You men (addressing the Jewish Council, Greek sunedrion/synedrion = Jewish Sanhedrin = Acts 6:9-15) who are stiff-necked (sklerotrachelos from skleros = hard + tráchelos = the neck) and uncircumcised (aperitmetos) in heart (cf Lev 26:41, Dt 10:16, 30:6, Jer 4:4, 6:10, 9:25-26, Ro 2:25-note, Ro 2:28, 29-note) and ears are always resisting (antipipto from anti = against + pipto = to fall - rush against in hostile manner in the present tense = continually resisting) the Holy Spirit (Note the implication that the Spirit is continually seeking to penetrate hard hearts! John 1:11, ESV: "He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him." 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. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. Jn 16:32). Yet so it was: and should any ask, How could these things be? Steven Cole - Then John heightens the irony of the world not knowing Jesus (Jn 1:11): “He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.” There is a word play in Greek: the first “His own” is neuter and refers to “His own property or home.” The second “His own” is masculine and refers to His fellow Jews, the people of Israel. 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. They did not welcome Him. (1-3) A request is brought to Jesus. So why did they not recognize and receive Jesus as the Messiah? There can be no reasonable doubt that this phrase, and the corresponding masculine which follows, “his own” i.e. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 9:3; Jer. In the Incarnation Jesus did not come as an alien; He came home. 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. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 2:1-11 . Test the *spirits to see if they are true (1 John 4:1-6) v1 My friends, do not believe every *spirit. 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 … He must be despised and rejected even by his own nation. (r) The Word showed himself again when he came in the flesh. Barclay - It was into his own home that he came, and yet his own people did not welcome him. ), And again the prophets cry out against the intractable unbelief of God's chosen people (excepting of course the believing remnant of Israel)…. 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." —Anon. The Jews had been signally favored, but they rejected him. August 17, 2014. John 16:32, margin, and Acts 21:6.) especially Malachi 3:1, “The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple.” (See also Luke 2:49, Note.). So, many in Christian lands live and die rejecting the Lord Jesus. BY GOSPEL OF JOHN (shaded area), John 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him: eis to idia elthen (3SAAI), kai hoi idioi auton ou patelabon (3PAAI) (NASB: Lockman). Mark introduces Jesus to us as an adult, telling us that Jesus was “a man from Nazareth” whose advent fulfills the arrival of God’s salvation as foretold by the prophet Isaiah. Here it is seen from the side of national failure, there of individual faith." They were his people, because God had chosen them to be his above all other nations; had given to them his laws; and had signally protected and favored them, Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2. But she did not leave off serving, as some, who when found fault with for going too far in one way, peevishly run too far another way; she still served, but within hearing of … ", 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”. 3 John 1:11. This commentary on The book of John 1-11 is a wonderful aid in studying the Lord's word. See Jeremiah 2:7; Hosea 9:3; Zechariah 2:12; Deuteronomy 7:6. Israel did not welcome Him at His first advent (Jn 1:9–11; Jn 12:38). Now He appears. Here it is regarded in relation to the whole scheme of Redemption, as the crowning revelation to the ancient people of God; in Jn 1:14, it is regarded in its distinctive character as affecting humanity. 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. To put it another way, to “waste” your life on Jesus is to save your life. (Jn 3:19-20) (John 1:6-13 God’s Witness, Your Verdict). Before His crucifixion, Jesus said, “[Father], I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17:4). EXEGESIS: JOHN 2 & 15. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. They should have put out the welcome mat for Jesus, but instead in effect slammed the door in His face! Says R. Saul, did not the prophets come, and we slew them, and shed their blood? WEB John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not. How absolute and terrible that power is! In Jn 1:10 the Word is described as in the world invisibly. Here are the people with the true religion (His own), and here are the people with other religions or no religion (the world), and they all missed him. Oh, receive Him today who so loved you John 1–11 Commentary It’s often the first book of the Bible you read when you become a Christian. Lesson 64: Wasting Your Life on Jesus (John 12:1-11) Related Media. What does 2 John 1:11 mean? There is no difference. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (11) He came, as distinct from the “was” of the previous verse, passes on to the historic advent; but as that was but the more distinct act of which there had been foreshadowings in every appearance and revelation of God, these Advents of … 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. 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