Give liberally.(E. His twofold work.(1)Salvation.(2)Condemnation.Lessons:1. As a friend of the Bridegroom, the Bridegroom's voice was to him the sweetest music.I. The historical appearing cannot be explained on natural principles. While the writings of Porphyry, Julian, Hume, Voltaire, are lost or forgotten, where is the Bible? Wherever there is light. 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. Opportunities of usefulness, and of actively working for God, may also be diminished, and in failing strength and energies the Christian reads the words, "I must decrease." John 3:30 is John the Baptist’s final public statement. … 35); His subjects (Psalm 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 2:8). 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. Unbridled Freedom. )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. AMONG THE MEANS MISSIONARY SOCIETIES HOLD A HIGH AND DISTINGUISHED PLACE — not excluding individual efforts.(J. This is true of CHRISTIANS. On these transactions all the future increase of His kingdom absolutely depended. Because the Koran, when it comes in contact with it, loses its power. Mar. 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. (1) God has abolished a partial dispensation and established one suitable to all mankind. Ask the fires in which its enemies have endeavored to burn it. National advancement. Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. J. W. Buxton, M. Want of wisdom? Humanity needs Christ, and Christ is adapted to humanity. Christ's rise was unavoidably John's fall; and to no one was it clearer or more welcome than John. )Spiritual increaseH. Want of power? The pathway to renown: to efface one's self for the sake of Christ.(T. We have already noticed, that in a high and important sense, the increase of Christ is the increase of His people — they are concerned in the triumphs of His grace, and are to share His glory. (2) Christ has made by His atonement a satisfaction for the sins of all. 1. Because this is the design of God the Father. Ryland, D. D.)Christ's increase, and our decreaseJ. Not a servant of Christ, however obscure his sphere, however self-forgetting his life, slips to the grave without his Master's notice. Multitudes were thronging into the one, and only a few into the other. While the writings of Porphyry, Julian, Hume, Voltaire, are lost or forgotten, where is the Bible? But that his authority and influence as the forerunner, or a religious reformer, would of necessity be taken up and absorbed by the higher authority and influence of the Messiah. crease."II. "Truly," said the other, "they are greatly to blame who leave you and come to me. The commanding proof of this is his state of heart and his conduct relative to the Messiah. HOW IS THIS INCREASE TO BE SECURED?1. To Malachi (Malachi 1:11). But there is also a sense in which the believer in Christ, who is rejoicing in his Lord, and in the full salvation he has secured, can join in these words of the Baptist, "I must decrease." To John (Revelation 14:6; Revelation 11:15). We must grow in grace.(H. Whitelaw, D. D.)The increase of ChristA. If so; owing to what? Not that God will ever compel men. (3)The amazing apparatus of the Gospel.2. But this force is the love of God, making, redeeming, and preparing heaven for man. D. Griffin, D. D.)The increase of ChristJ. Resting, then, on the promises of a God omniscient, almighty, faithful, the Church may bid defiance to all her enemies (Isaiah 8:9, 10).II. He is thought as highly of now as he was then; and the Master passed upon him the highest eulogium, and this Christians accept. Leaves fall in autumn! This is true of CHRIST HIMSELF — take His miracles, e.g. 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. J. W. Buxton, M. A.I. The pathway to renown: to efface one's self for the sake of Christ. Baxendale.Mr. Want of faithfulness? These, with their adjuncts, are adequate to the consummation of the text.II. Prayer.III. "HE MUST INCREASE." AS A SOURCE OF CONSOLATION.1. James. When we take into account the marvellous progress already made, we can see that "Christ shall see the travail of his soul," etc. "I MUST DECREASE." Because the Koran, when it comes in contact with it, loses its power. Leaves fall in autumn! 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