BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (July 31, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 31, 2020) #BMSeminary – {receive . . . believed} Two ways of describing the same thing, which includes personally welcoming, trusting, and submitting to Jesus. John is introducing a theme of growing importance in his Gospel. {name} A person’s character or even the person himself. {children of God} Both John and Paul distinguish between the “sonship” of believers and the unique “sonship” of Jesus. In John’s Gospel, the believer becomes God’s “child,” but only Jesus is God’s “son.” Paul describes both Jesus and believers as God’s “sons,” but believers are characteristically “sons” by adoption (see Rom 8:15). This builds on how the OT frequently calls Israel God’s children (e.g., Deut 14:1). {born of God} Different from being born into a human family. This new birth is an act of God. See 3:3-8. [Zondervan Study Bible]

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