2. Fill in the blank: When John the Baptist's disciples complained to him that Jesus was baptizing and gathering followers, John told them , "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from ----------."
3. Multiple choice: John the Baptist expressed joy at Jesus making disciples by comparing himself to : (a) The bridegroom; (b) the bride; or (c) the friend of the bridegroom.
1. (b) "That his deeds may be clearly seen" (John 3:21).
2. "Heaven" (John 3:27).
3. (c) The friend of the bridegroom (John 3:29). The friend of the bridegroom was responsible for all the preparations for the celebration, even as John prepared for the ministry of Jesus.