John Lesson 18 Day 5

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John Lesson 18 Day 5

John 14:5-14

13. a. “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

b. Thomas thought Jesus was going to a place we could look up on a map or put into a GPS.

“Though a necessity of human language compels Jesus to speak of ‘going away’ and of ‘a way to the Father’, these terms have no spatial or material significance.” (Tasker)

“Thus we notice how they speak to him with a natural, easy familiarity; and he talks to them in full sympathy with their weakness, teaching them little by little as they are able to learn. They ask just such questions as a boy might ask of his father. Often they show their ignorance, but never do they seem timid in his presence, or ashamed to let him see how shallow and hard of understanding they are.” (Spurgeon)

c. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

“No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Jesus makes his sixth “I AM” declaration.

There is no other way, mediator, to the Father except through Jesus. no other truth, and no other life.

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all . . .” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

14. Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

Jesus responded, “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

Philip is basically saying, “If You show us the Father, we won’t doubt anymore. We will be satisfied.”

It’s like when Moses said, “Please, show me Your glory!”

“The difference was that Moses didn’t have Jesus standing in front of him and Philip did. [And Moses didn’t ask because He needed more evidence.] Jesus is the express image of the Father (Hebrews 1:3). There is no greater manifestation of God than what Jesus gave us. Having the heavens open and seeing Jesus seated on the Father’s right hand isn’t better than looking at God through Jesus.” (Andrew Wommack)

Philip was looking at God manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16), and he wasn’t satisfied. If Jesus doesn’t satisfy, what or who does? Philip thought seeing the heavens open and being able to look at God seated on the throne would be enough, but Jesus said seeing Him was as good as seeing the Father. (Andrew Wommack)

15. a. Jesus’ actions and His words confirmed His identity.

“The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.” (MSG)

b. “Believe the works you have witnessed.”

Anyone who believes in and trusts in Jesus—”The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things” (MSG)

Greater works—greater in extent and outreach

When Jesus commissioned and sent out 72 (Luke 10), we get a glimpse of the works Jesus spoke of.

Whenever you go into a city and they welcome you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick [authenticating your message], and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Luke 10:8 (AMP)

Jesus said, “The one who listens to you, listens to me. The one who rejects you, rejects me. And rejecting me is the same as rejecting God, who sent me.” Luke 10:16 (MSG)

Philip could not accept Jesus by faith based on the many signs and wonders he saw with his own eyes.

  • Jesus healed a man born blind.
  • Brought Lazarus back to life after being dead for four days.
  • Cast out demons, transfigured,
  • Walked on water
  • Multiplied a small amount of food to feed thousands, twice.

All of these works were accomplished because Father God gave Jesus, “All authority in heaven and on earth”. . (Matthew 28:18)

In Matthew 10:1, Jesus “called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.” “On their return the apostles told him all that they had done.” Luke 9:10

The disciples also knew the scriptures and many of the prophecies Jesus fulfilled.

  • Jesus fulfilled over 353 prophecies.
    • Born of a virgin
    • Born in Bethlehem
    • Descendant of Abraham
    • Descendant of David
    • Descendant of Isaac
    • Descendant of Jacob
    • The Son of God
    • The Messiah would be God
    • Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey
    • Betrayed by a close friend for thirty pieces of silver

Hebrews 1:3

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.

John 1:1-18

  • Jesus Christ is eternal. “In the beginning, the Word already existed.”
  • He IS God. “The Word was God.”
  • “Everything was created through him”
  • He gave life to everything He created.
  • He is the Life-Light.
  • The Word became human and made His home among men.
  • All men saw His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. (NLT)

Day 6  Learned: The importance of faith and love

  • The importance of faith and love.
  • Even among believers, it’s easy to dismiss the obvious.
  • Unbelief is our number one temptation.
  • Seek to know the truth.

Prayer:

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

May I “be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love];” Ephesians 3:18

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May I fulfill my destiny with even greater works. Amen


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