Kihei Baptist Chapel
Sunday May 3, 2020 Online Worship Gathering
Online Worship Gathering of Kihei Baptist Chapel. Series: Words of Life - The Gospel of John. Today's Text: John 3:22-36. Today's Title: Humility & Exaltation. Communion Celebration.
Locations & Times
  • Kihei Baptist Chapel
    1655 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Kihei Baptist Chapel Online at
    Sunday 10:00 AM

Humility and Exaltation (John 3:22-36)

Stealing the Limelight. Invented in 1816 by Scottish engineer & politician, Thomas Drumond. First used in theaters in Philadelphia. A state lighting instrument which produced illumination by means of a oxyhodrogen flame directed on to a cylindar of lime equipped with a lens to focus the light beam.

A theatrical "Limelight"

John's baptism pointed to Jesus
Jesus' baptism acknowledged His Messianic position

According to John 4:2 - Jesus didn't baptize. His disciples did.
2. The Discussion (John 3:25-260
Purification. God is holy. Awareness of our sinfulness and need from expiation and purification.

Actual (physical) and Symbolic (spiritual)
Required washing (water) and sacrifice (blood)
3. The Transfer (John 3:27-30)

John's Humility
Signifying the end of an era:
From anticipation of the Messiah to His arrival
From OT Law to NT Grace
From Prophets to Savior

"I am not the Christ ... but one sent before Him" - Cf. John 1
4. The Explanation (John 3:31-35)

Jesus' Superiority
Jesus' Sovereignty
Believe = Salvation, Eternal Life
Do Not Believe = Judgment, Eternal Death


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