Joh 5:39-47; 1:44-45; 6:28-29; 7:16-19; 12:42-43; Rom 9:30-33; Luk 24:25-27,44-45; Isa 9:6-7; Act 13:32-37; Mar 13:5-6.
JOHN-24-210711 - length: 71:26 - taught on Jul, 11 2021
1. God the Father (verses 32, 34, & 37-38)
2. John the Baptist (verses 33 -35)
3. The works of Jesus (verse 36)
4. The words of Jesus (verse 47)
5. The Scriptures, particularly the writings of Moses (verses 39, & 45-47)
The central issue in verses 39-47 is the willful unbelief of the Jewish leaders.
In verses 39 & 40, Jesus describes that unbelief.
In verses 41-44, Jesus explains the reason why they will not believe.
In verses 45-47, Jesus presents the results of their unbelief.
We can’t. We won’t.
Why are you searching the Scriptures? Do you believe what they say?
They should have been asking WHO the scriptures pointed to!
Eternal life can only be received through this One whom God sent - His Son Jesus.
The Old Testament scriptures bore witness of Him.
The best commentary on the Old Testament is the New Testament.
It’s not a matter of can’t (ability);
it’s a matter of won’t (desire).
First, they did not love God. They rejected the One who came in God’s name.
As a result, they became suckers for all kinds of false Messiahs.
What makes your neighbor, your sister, your friend, unwilling to believe in Christ?
Why won’t they?
It comes down to this: from whom will a man receive glory?
Do you receive your glory from other people, or do you seek the glory that is from God?
They couldn’t care less about what God thinks of them.
Verse 45 must have been a complete shock to them!
But Moses doesn’t praise them.
He accuses them!
Moses wrote the Torah: the first five books in the Bible.
The key that opens the door to the entire Old Testament is the person of Christ.
The testimonies of Moses and Jesus match.
By rejecting Jesus, they were rejecting Moses.