- The Word is the thought and
mind of God. It is His wisdom and intelligence. It is the light, the life,
the power, and the truth of God by which men live.
- a. Jesus was with God in the
beginning. b. God made all things.
- The word of God is life and the
light of mankind leading to eternal life.
- By following and obeying the
word of God, we follow the road map to eternal life.
- Godís word is purity.
Darkness can not bind to it. It cannot defeat the light or overcome it.
- To turn the hearts of the
people back to God and to prepare them for the Messiah who would become
- It is a spiritual birth
through obeying God's will.
- Jesus was the word of God
who became flesh to give us understanding of God and His will.
- a. No man on earth has seen
God. b. Through the works and teachings of Jesus we learned of God and His
expectations of us.
- Andrew the brother of Peter.
- The Son of God, the King of Israel.
- We saw the power and favor
of God upon Jesus.
- a. She wanted Him to create
wine. b. "My hour has not yet come." c. She knew Jesus had the
power to make more wine.
- Jesus had a zeal for
worshiping God. The people were doing business there for profit instead of
solely worshiping God. They were defiling the use of the temple.
- He was referring to the temple
of His body that would be raised after His death by the power of God.
- a. He must be born again
spiritually. b. We too must be born again spiritually and then continue to
be attentive to God's will and Spirit so we can walk in righteousness.
- We believe in Jesus who was
sent by God to enlighten us in the will of God, to die for our sins, and
to release the Holy Spirit in us to become our light to life.
- Those who choose not to
believe are choosing darkness over light. They do not want to change. They
will be condemned for not accepting the words of Jesus.
- a. The believers, the
church, are the bride of the Messiah. b. Jesus is the bridegroom. c. John
- Jesus received the Spirit of
God without limit. He was full of knowledge and wisdom from heaven.
- The city of Samaria became a
group of foreigners after the Assyrians captured the city. They were not
Jews any longer (2Ki.17:24).
- The gift was the forgiveness
of our sins through Jesus.
- The living water is the Holy
- We drink daily from the Holy
Spirit which will sustain and mature us in Godís will and in
- We must yield our hearts to
Him in spirit and truth. We are His temple now.
- The early prophets and
forefathers laid the foundation of the coming Christ and the peopleís
hearts were ready for the Messiah. The apostles reaped the present harvest
- The son was healed at the
same hour that Jesus spoke to the father.
- He healed a man who had an
infirmity of thirty-eight years that did not let him walk.
- Jesus knew the sin of the
man had caused the disease. If repeated something worse would happen to
him either a worse infirmity or the agony of the hellfire.
- Jesus provides spiritual
life and physical life whether life from the grave at the resurrection or
being made alive from our sins once we believe and accept Him.
- God gave Jesus the authority
to provide life to others.
- They should have known Jesus
from the scriptures and testimony of the prophets and rejoiced to see Him,
but they did not accept or believe He was the Messiah.
- Moses wrote of the Messiah
and they professed to believe Moses but yet they did not accept Jesus.
Their lack of belief would judge them.
- a. 5000 men besides women and
children. b. Five loaves of bread and two small fish. c. 12 baskets of
- He walked on water.
- They wanted Him for their
physical and material needs.
- He had the words to eternal
life and wanted them to seek this spiritual food.
- All who would believe on Him.
- On the last day (the
resurrection of the dead).
- To clarify that He was
speaking to them the Father's words because no one has seen or can
approach God. Jesus was the ambassador of God.
- We must believe in Jesus and
receive His words feeding on them daily.
- They seemed to suggest His
popularity would increase among people especially at that time because of
the feast going on then. This may suggest they were looking for a social
and political leader for themselves. However, they did not believe in Him
and may have suggested this in cynicism. They also knew He would have
trouble with the Jews in Judea.
- No one spoke freely about
Him for they were afraid of the Jews.
- His Father our God gave Him
the words to say.
- Just as they circumcised on a
Sabbath so the law of circumcision would not be broken His healing was
done in righteousness too. It is right to do works of necessity and mercy
even on the Sabbath. They needed to look deep into the things He was doing
so they might see the righteousness in it.
- Nicodemus said their law
could not judge anyone until there was a fair trial.
- God foretold of Him through
the prophets, He spoke of Him from above at His baptism, and the miracles
Jesus did could only be of God.
- By continuing in His words.
This is continuing and holding fast to truth and righteousness.
- Continuing in truth and
righteousness will keep you from being a slave to sin.
- They should have Abrahamís
spirit of faith and belief in the word of God and therefore believe in
Jesus. Instead they had disbelief and a murderous attitude which Abraham
did not possess.
- Abraham saw the prophetic
view. Godís promise to him was a multitude of descendants and a seed that
would bless all the people. This prophecy began the day his son Isaac was
- He existed before Abraham.
- To show the works of God in
him through Jesus.
- Jesus was the light to the
world. His death was coming and darkness would overtake the world.
- God hears those who worship
Him and follow His will.
- They did not want to believe
Jesus came from God. It was plain to the healed man that only a man from
God could do such things.
- They said they could
"see" so they knew God. If they knew Him they would know to
accept Jesus as sent by God.
- Those who know God and are
submissive to His will.
- The Gentiles (in one body,
one spirit, and one Lord - Eph. 2; 11-16; 4:4).
- He had power from God to
die and then to live.
- The Father and Jesus are
united in purpose concerning the protection and salvation of the believer.
Followers of Jesus are in His hand and He is in the Father's hand. Whoever
accepts Jesus will be accepted and protected by the Father also.
- Those who God trusted with
His word to rule or lead others in the will of God (Ps. 82:1, 6). They
received the instructions or words of God and so did Jesus. In the time of
Moses, he was God to Aaron and Aaron was prophet to Pharaoh (Ex. 4:16;
- Jesus was of the light of
God and knew it was not time for His death yet. He had power to lay it
down when He wanted.
- On the last day at the
- He prayed so the people
could hear and know that the power to raise the dead was from God working
through Him. It was not His doing.
- They feared the reprimand of
the Romans and the loss of their authority over the people.
- Caiaphas feared many would
die by the Romans because of Jesus. It would be better for one to die than
risk the whole nation.
- Caiaphas knew that the
Messiah would suffer death for the world. He thought it beneficial to
their positions if they helped this along.
- a. She anointed His feet
with the costly oil and wiped them with her hair in preparation of His
death. She is the same woman in Luke 7:37-38, Matthew 26:6, Mark 14:3.
Luke does not mention the city where this occurs but Matthew, Mark, and
John identify the city of Bethany.
b. 300 denari (about 1 yearís wages). c. Judas
claimed waste of money because he was a thief and wanted the oil for the
money he could get.
- Because on account of
Lazarus many of the Jews left them and went to Jesus believing in Him.
- If you love the world and
live for your pleasure you will not be living for God. This is a selfish
love. Some are afraid to die and give up their worldly purpose. This
brings death. If you love God and seek to please Him you will have eternal
life. This is unselfish love and service to God. These people are not
afraid to die and look forward to the life to come.
- The time had come for Jesus'
death and resurrection and Satan's defeat. Death could not hold man in the
grave any longer.
- They feared the Pharisees
would put them out of the synagogues. They loved the praise of men more
than the praise of God.
- He spoke and did all things
the Father told him to do. He was the light of God.
- The word of God Jesus spoke
to us that we should have regarded and obeyed.
- The word was repentance and
forgiveness through Jesus and hearts true to God. Believe in Jesus, live
to please God, and receive salvation of your soul.
- To show them not only to be
humble, but to be a servant in the spreading of the gospel.
- The disciples were clean
because they have believed and followed Jesus. His word and teachings they
accepted cleansed them.
- Judas Iscariot.
- Jesus would be glorified by
His death and resurrection. He now sits at the right hand of God in
- If we demonstrate love for
each other we will show we are of Christ.
- He would deny knowing Jesus
- Jesus had been with them
three years and had told them all things concerning His death and
resurrection and heaven.
- The works and words of Jesus
show that the Father was working in Him. Jesus gave us a manifestation of
the will and plans of God.
- We must keep His
commandments and teachings.
- The Holy Spirit will be
given to help us follow the commandments and to remember the teachings of
- The Spirit was in Jesus
doing the works and teaching them the way and the truth which they adopted
for themselves. By this adoption they were filled by the Spirit too.
- They would see Jesus
resurrected from death. They would understand the things He had told them
while with them.
- We by believing, obeying,
and continuing in His commandments are united in purpose and will with Him
and therefore with God also.
- The Spirit will teach us
what we need for life and help us remember all we have learned and
received of God and Jesus so we can apply it to our lives.
- a. Jesus is the vine. b.
God is the vinedresser. c. The believers are the branches.
- a. A branch is pruned to
help it produce more fruit or better fruit. b. God corrects us and gives
us knowledge so we can remove the unclean things in our life to produce a
more righteous and fruitful walk with God.
- We are to show by our lives
that we are under the influence of Christ. We should produce goodness,
righteousness, and truth and be an influence or effective force on others
to bring them into and keep them in a proper walk in the kingdom.
- If we are not producing
fruit we can be cut out of the body of Christ and the kingdom.
- a. To continue in the
commandments and teachings of Jesus we abide in Him. b. Jesus is the
foundation or the cornerstone of our belief. We must produce fruit from
His words and teachings. Without Him we will wither and fall and become
like a dead branch.
- Jesus gave us the word of
the Father. When we obey the doctrines of Jesus we essentially honor and
emulate the will of God.
- By obeying His commandments
and teachings we have His love.
- We are not of the world and
we are no better than our Master. Jesus was persecuted we will be also.
The persecutors will not know God nor love the people of God.
- The people were guilty of
other sins but now would add to them the sin of rejecting the Son and the
will of God.
- a. The Spirit will reveal
to us that Jesus was real and His words were life. We will feel the
presence of the Spirit and he will guide us by teaching us and helping us
to remember what we have received through the gospel of Christ. b. We
testify of Jesus through our words and actions. We continue the work of
the Lord through the Spirit by our own teaching of the gospel and by
application of the words of Christ in our life.
- The sins of man had to be
forgiven before the Spirit and presence of God would dwell among men.
- The presence of the Spirit
of God would continue the work of Jesus. However, this work would take
place through many people and in many places at the same time. Jesus was
limited to wherever He was at the time.
- a. The Spirit will teach us
of Christ and the sin of rejecting Him. b. The Spirit will show us the righteousness
and innocence of Jesus, the righteousness He brought to man through
justification, and will teach us the proper and righteous way to live. c.
The Spirit will show us the judgment due the good and that reserved for
the sinner and the leader of sinners. We will understand the judgment due
Satan and of those who choose to follow an unrighteous course in life.
- The Spirit proceeds from the
Father and does not act independently but will be prompted by God to
declare the things of God. We will feel His presence in our souls and by
our conscience. The Spirit will use what we have heard and learned to help
us with our need at the time He determines we need it or are ready for it.
- All power and authority and
eternal life of God is now given to Jesus to develop and save the church.
The Spirit will help us to understand this and continue the work of Jesus.
- Jesus will be in Heaven. The
Holy Spirit will be here with us and in us. We will ask God directly in
the name of Jesus and He will answer us for we will be an ambassador of
- Through the Spirit we will
understand the teachings of Jesus and the will and plan of God concerning
the church and proper righteousness in our walk. It is easier for us to
understand these things now after all has occurred than it was for those
hearing and witnessing then.
- a. The Son would be raised
from the dead and ascend into heaven and restored to His place with the
Father He had before. b. Jesus completed the work He was sent by God to
do. He always acknowledged God for all He said and did. The power of God
would be made true by Jesus' resurrection. The world will hear and know of
- To know God and Jesus
intimately is the source of eternal life.
- God the Father is the only
God. Keep from idols (1 John 5:20).
- Jesus wanted the honor of
being with the Father in heaven and with the honor He had with Him even
before the earth was made.
- All men and disciples were
Godís and given to Jesus to teach and for them to witness the works of God
- Jesus kept them in the
knowledge and worship of God and preserved in obedience to Him.
- The word of God we must
follow and obey will transform us.
- Jesus followed and obeyed
God's word devoted to the ministry of redemption and led the disciples by
example so they could know and teach sanctification.
- Jesus is in the Father and
we are in Jesus. We are united spiritually in the same plan, purpose, and
desired result Ė to grow in knowledge and worship of God, to serve Him in
the kingdom, to develop believers, and to save souls.
- He cut off his ear.
- a. He denied that he was a
disciple of Jesus. b. The rooster crowed as Jesus said would happen.
- Barabbas, a robber was
chosen by the people over Jesus.
- Pilate had been given his power
and allowed to crucify Jesus by God.
- a. Jesus of Nazareth - The King
of the Jews. b. A sarcastic title that said ďHe said I am the
King of The Jews." c. He would not honor their request, but had grown
weary of their requests.
- She was to be taken under
the care of His disciple John.
- It was preparation day of
the Passover week the day before the Sabbath (this was a Friday).
- Mary Magdalene.
- On the first day of the
week which was the day after the Sabbath.
- Three days and three nights
just as He said would be His sign (as Jonah in the whale).† (The night before Preparation Day, the
night of Preparation Day and the night of the Sabbath. The day of
Preparation Day, the day of the Sabbath, and the morning of the day after
- a. Peter and John. b. John out ran Peter. c. John did not go in at first
but Peter went in.
- No, probably due to her
distress she thought He was the gardener. When Jesus said her name she
knew Him then.
- As Moses was God to Aaron
(Ex. 4:16) and Pharaoh (Ex. 7:1) because he had the words of God, in the
same way was Jesus God to Thomas.
- They went fishing and went
on with life as usual.
- If Peter really loved Him
then he needed to be about the work of spreading the gospel and
strengthening the faith of those who believe.
- He would be crucified.