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Pastor Murray McLellan

John’s Gospel – The Witness


Commentary on John’s Gospel

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John's Good News

The Gospel of John

Larger Context: Jesus’ Self-Disclosure in Word and Deed (1:19-10:42)

This Study:
The Witness of the Forerunner (1:19-34)
The Witness of the First Disciples (1:35-51)

A. The Witness of the Forerunner (1:19-34) – To Top

V. 19-20 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

Here we receive some of the “testimony” or “witness” of John.

John the baptist must have caused quite a stir that a delegation of men would be sent by the religious leaders to see what he was all about. Since some people were thinking that perhaps he was the Christ, John vehemently denied any suggestion that he was the Messiah. “I’m not even worthy to loose His sandals,” was His response to such a thought.

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Greetings from Books At Glance! We here at Books At a Glance hope that you and your family are having a truly blessed Christmas season and that as you reflect on the birth of our Saviour, your heart is filled with gratitude and praise toward our God! Now, in case you missed it, here is a review of each article from last week. Enjoy!


Weekly Book Summary:


Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols By Brad Bigney P & R Publishers, 2012. Pages: 224 (Paperback) (Kindle) A Book Summary from Books At a Glance About the Author Brad Bigney is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Florence, Kentucky. He is [… ] Continue Reading 


Two-Part Author Interview:

Antinomianism by Mark Jones (pic)Interview with Mark Jones (Part 2), author of ANTINOMIANISM: REFORMED THEOLOGY’S UNWELCOME GUEST?

Today we continue our interview with Mark Jones, as he talks to us about his book Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest? If you missed Part 1 yesterday, you can catch up here. Books At a Glance: You speak about the law in your book. Can you explain how the preaching of the law relates to the top [… ] Continue Reading 


There is a dispute about sanctification – about how we grow in holiness. Against those with antinomian leanings I would say the following: We agree on justification, on how sinners are declared righteous by God. We both agree that we are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. But where we disa [… ] Continue Reading 

This Week’s Book Reviews:

The Theology of the Book of Isaiah - John Goldingay (pic)THE THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, by John Goldingay

Goldingay also assumes a Christian audience, and he shows, without “Christianizing” Isaiah, how the NT writers drew upon its messages. For Goldingay, the governing interpretive principle that one must bear in mind when relating the OT to the NT is the distinction between a text’s original meaning and a tex [… ] Continue Reading  


Ethics and Moral Reasonings by C. Ben MitchelETHICS AND MORAL REASONING: A STUDENT’S GUIDE, by C. Ben Mitchell

How might one scholar approach cramming an entire academic discipline — one to which he has likely devoted most of his life — into a pocketsize book? It’s a crushing prospect. First, he possibility might be to take a close look at a small set of issues. Second, he might skim the surface of many issues. A t [… ] Continue Reading



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