A Heavenly Witness

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

A Heavenly Witness


  • Humility: Less of Me, More of Christ
  • The Supremacy of Christ 

            He is Above All


            He Speaks God’s Words


            He is Loved by the Father


  • Jesus is the Secret to Life


Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 3:31-36. What is the connection between this passage and what John the Baptist just said?
  2. How does one grow in humility? Why does a focus on self not help in the pursuit of humility?
  3. What does this passage say about the supremacy of Christ?
  4. Consider verse 34. Why is this statement about Jesus so significant? Compare Jesus with others who speak for God.
  5. In light of the supremacy of Christ, why is one’s response to Jesus the dividing line between life and wrath? Why would John speak about eternal life as a present experience (the verb in v. 36 is in the present tense, “has eternal life”)? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Matthew 17:5 “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” (ESV)