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Jesus identified as Christ by the works He did
John 10:22-42
Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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John Testifies Again About Jesus
John 3:22-36
How envy and humility may change your life
Published April 9th, 2019
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Main point summary
Envy John's disciples were envious at Jesus' success and tempted John to join but John resisted because he understood what was happening. A short analysis of envy: The envy John's disciple experience here is one of feeling discontent over the success, possession, or attribute of someone else. It's a strong desire to have what somebody else has. It's usually easy detected in children. Adults are better in covering up. It is always an unpleasant feeling and can do much damage if not dealt with in time. Our history is full of bad examples. But the origin lies in a once glorious angle called "Satan". He envied to be God, steered up a rebellion among the angels but obviously lost and was cast out of heaven with the rebellious angels and will one day be locked away in a place called "Lack of Fire". Envy also went in as the motive for the first murder in human history. Cain envied Abel's relationship with God. God desired likewise a relationship with Cain but Cain did not want to come on God's terms. His envy grew in his heart to hatred, rage, and eventually to the physical act of murder. Humility John's humility comes from a correct understanding of reality. It's not the false humility that pretends something weaker than it actually is. He just sticks to the facts which result in beautiful humility. He is also not puffed up to pretend to be something he is not. He enjoys to see and hear the greatness of someone else and is not too concerned about himself. People like that are very beautiful in character! Life Eternal life, a relationship with God, is available for all who humbly do what John did. Receive the testimony of Jesus Christ. People who persist in envy and reject the offer of life will eternally die.
Main point summary
John's disciples got envious when more people came to Jesus to be baptized. John humbly explains how it is good that Jesus gains more influence than himself because of who Jesus is, where He's from, who's sent Him, and for what purpose He came.
John 3:22-36
After these things
After these events
Jesus and His disciples came
Jesus and His disciples came
into the land of Judea,
into the land of Judea
and there He remained with them
and He remained there with them
and baptized .
and baptized those who were repentant, who wanted to show externally with being immersed into water to say that they needed spiritual cleansing.
Now John also was baptizing
Now John the Baptist also was baptizing
in Aenon near Salim,
in Aenon near Salim,
because there was much water there.
because there was enough water to immerse people in it
And they came and were baptized .
and as the result repentant people came and were baptized.
For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
Now John did that before he was thrown into prison by Herod.
Then there arose a dispute between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purification .
Since John was not the only one baptizing and many people went to Jesus, a disagreement arose between John's disciples and the Jews about spiritual cleansing.
And they came to John and said to him,
So John's disciples came and said to John:
“Rabbi, He who was with you
"Teacher, He who was with you
beyond the Jordan,
beyond the Jordan,
to whom you have testified —
to whom you have testified -
behold, He is baptizing ,
you see, He is baptizing,
and all are coming to Him!”
and as a result , all are coming to Him and less are coming to you!"
John answered and said,
John answered and said:
“A man can receive nothing
" If a person has received something,
unless it has been given to him
then, whatever it is, it was given to him. In my case, it was given to me that many people came to be baptized.
from heaven.
And this is given from heaven, that is from God the Father who resides in heaven.
You yourselves bear me witness , that I said,
Now let me explain and call to your remembrance that you yourselves bear me witness, that I said,
‘I am not the Christ,’
"I am not the Christ,"
but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’
but, "I have been sent before Him to prepare His coming."
He who has the bride is the bridegroom;
Just like the bride belongs to the bridegroom, in other words, the people belong to Jesus,
but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly
yet the friend of the bridegroom, me, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly
because of the bridegroom’s voice.
because of the bridegroom's voice. It is about the bride and the bridegroom and not the best man (friend).
Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
What we see now happening is what my ministry is all about. Now I see it fulfilled and therefore my joy is complete in Jesus.
He must increase,
Given these facts, He must increase,
but I must decrease.
but on the other hand , I, His best man, who was in the foreground for all the preparations, must now decrease.
He who comes from above is above all;
Jesus is above all things because He is sent by God the Father and therefore must further increase because all glory and popularity belong rightly to Him.
he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth.
Jesus is above me and every one of you because someone who is born and lived only on earth can talk just about the things that are known on this earth.
He who comes from heaven is above all.
I say it again, Jesus is from heaven and therefore above everything.
And what He has seen and heard,
Now it's amazing that Jesus, who is now among us, has seen and heard the glorious things in heaven
that He testifies ;
and that as a result speaks of theses things to us;
and no one receives His testimony .
surprisingly though, not many receive the things He testifies of.
He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.
Yet, those who received Jesus' testimony certify that God is true.
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God,
Because Jesus is sent by God and speaks the words of God. Jesus perspective is broader than that of a mere man. Jesus knows the things of this world and a world that is unknown to us because He was with God the Father before the Father sent Him to earth.
for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
and does not hold the glorious truth about God from us.
The Father loves the Son,
Furthermore , not only is Jesus sent by the Father, but the Father loves and treasures Jesus as His one and only Son,
and has given all things into His hand .
and has entrusted all things into His hand.
He who believes in the Son
Therefore if someone receives Him and His testimony
has everlasting life;
then that person has everlasting life just as Jesus has eternal life;
and he who does not believe the Son
on the other hand if someone rejects Him and His testimony,
shall not see life,
then that person will not see everlasting life, i.e. is not connected to eternal life but eternal death/separation,
but the wrath of God abides on him.”
but the right and just eternal punishment for wrongdoing, which comes in the form of God's awful wrath, keeps hovering over that person.
Who is John speaking of when he refers to 'bride'? - Would he have insight to the church?
What does that mean?
Thanks for sharing, Christian.

Is there any logic to which braces and arcs are which colour? Or do you just assign the colours randomly to help distinguish the different levels from each other?
Christian Giesbrecht
Yes there is a logic to it. They show different classifications. They indicate what type of relationship the statements have to each other:
- Green = Coordinate
- Blue = Restatement
- Red = Distinct statement
- Orange = Concessive

It is one of the biggest helps to make a decision when I debate between two relationships which both seem to work fine.

More help on those can be found in a project under the "reference" tab. So in a project, open a new tab and select reference. The examples in there were helpful to me.
Christian Giesbrecht
*It's yellow instead of orange, I think*
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