Why do you dunk people under the water then if you aren’t the One? John told them, I dunk under water, but there is One here who walks around with you who is so much better than me that I am not even good enough to take off His shoes. This happened by the Jordan River where he was dunking people to show they were following God’s new way.
On the third day there was a wedding in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his followers were invited. While they were there at the wedding they ran out of wine and were about to be embarrassed. Jesus’ Mom knew that Jesus was the Son of God and, like God, He could do anything. So she told Jesus they had already drank all the wine. Jesus told the servants to take the six big water pots and fill them with water.
Then the servants took some of that water to the leader of the feast and he was amazed because the water was turned into the very best wine that anyone ever drank. This was the first impossible thing that Jesus did and it showed his special power and bright shininess. When they saw this, Jesus’ followers saw that He was the Son of the Father from heaven, the Son of God.
When it was time for the party to remember when the Lord God brought His people out of being slaves in Egypt, Jesus and His followers went up to Jerusalem. In the temple Jesus found people selling cows and sheep and doves and men sitting at money tables so He made a whip and drove out all the animals from the Father’s house and turned over the table of the moneymen.
After Jesus WAS raised up, the followers remembered that He said this, and they believed the words in the special writings from God. And they believed the words that Jesus said. Jesus told everything about Himself to the followers because He knew all men, what’s in their hearts, and the bad stuff that was still inside of them.
Don’t be amazed that I say you have to be born again. The wind blows where it wants and you can hear it, but you can’t see the wind either. It is the same when you are born from the Spirit. You can’t see it. The leader said, But how? Jesus said, You are a teacher of the people? Why don’t you know these things? If I tell you the stuff about this world and you don’t get it, how will you get it if I tell you the stuff about heaven?
Light came into the world but men like the dark better because what they did was bad and they didn't want anyone to see the bad they liked. The ones who do bad hate the light and won’t come to the light because it will show the bad stuff they are doing. But the ones who do right come to the light and the light shows that what they do is done in God.
Some men came to John from Jesus and said, He is dunking more people than you. All men are going over to Him. John told them, everything is given from heaven. I told you that I wasn’t the promised One. He is the bridegroom, and I am his friend who is very happy standing by Him. Hearing what He says makes my heart full. He must get more important and I must get less important.