The fact that I love pizza and football and my children means that they hold a place in my heart to some degree and I want to spend time in those things. In fact, when given the choice, these are things that I enjoy in life. So do we love Jesus? Does Jesus hold the most important place in your life? Does Jesus mean a great deal to you? Do you want to spend time with Jesus? Is Jesus someone you enjoy in life?
If God is your Father, you will love Jesus. Children understand the will of the parents. If God is your Father, then you will care to know and understand what he is saying to you. The reason these people did not understand is because they did not have spiritual ears.
The True Son (8:37-38)
They were dull in their hearing and darkened in their hearts. This becomes the joy of Bible reading. It is our opportunity to learn the will of the Father. If God is our Father, we will want to understand what he has to say to us. We will not pass his words off. We will let his words penetrate our minds and hearts in such a way so as to learn from the Father.
This is what Jesus said in John 6: What you do shows to whom you belong. In particular, the devil wants nothing to do with the truth and neither do these people. I want us to consider the meaning to our lives. Jesus says I know who your father is because your desires match the desires of your father. This is always an interesting pursuit that humans take.
We try to make ways for God to approve what we are doing. We try to read his words and manipulate his will so that his will becomes our will. But this is not the direction of conformity. The goal is to change our will to become his will. We do not try to justify our will in the eyes of God.
We are not going to be like the lawyer that confronted Jesus and was trying to justify himself once the law of God was declared Luke We can know who our father is by looking at how we approach God. If we are following our own will then the devil is our father. We are obeying his desire which is to get us to disregard the will of God.
Jesus proves that his Father is God because he always does what is pleasing to the Father 8: Not believing the truth shows that we belong to the wrong family. We have the wrong father when the truth is rejected. When God is not our true Father, then we are left in darkness and ignorance. We cannot know the truth unless we have the right father.
The problem is that we delude ourselves concerning our sins. Notice that Jesus says that the root of their unbelief is their subjection to and belief of the lies of Satan. The truth of Jesus cannot affect us when we are wrapped in the lies of darkness. Jesus presses further, challenging the people to explain why else they would not believe him.
They cannot convict of sin. There is nothing false in Jesus. So there is no reason to not believe him. Jesus has not lied and does not lie. Therefore we should and must believe him. What an amazing declaration to proclaim in the midst of Jerusalem! You cannot convict me of sin. If there was any way for them to lay a charge at Jesus, this would have been the moment! This would have been the perfect opportunity to discredit Jesus and send him away as an impostor. And this becomes the basis for faith for us.
We must believe what he is telling us. He is the only person who has ever spoken the truth! All people have lied, but not Jesus. He is telling you the truth. Will you believe in him?
If God is your Father, then you will believe in Jesus. Finally, if God is your Father, then you will listen to the words of God. Now listen to the other side of the coin. Your dullness shows you do not belong to God. The lack of responsiveness and life change shows that you do not belong to God. Jesus is clearly spelling out who are disciples of his and who are not. He is the Son of God.
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Those who believe in him will listen to his words and obey them. Not long after he got married, he left a career in Sydney to move to the country and raised a family. Nearly twenty years in, his marriage fell apart. After a few dark years and some soul searching, Peter emerged Jesus offers a definitive spiritual truth that being a part of God's family is critical.
John 8:37-47, Is God Your Father?
It shows the world who we belong to, and if we belong to God, we will hear and do what He says. To face everlasting life in the love and faith of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus reveals God's promise for sinners to deliver them out of death. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make Is God Your Father?
Not everyone has God as their Father Jesus identified some who did not have God as their Father - Jn 8: He even said their father was the devil! Who is your Father? God or the devil? If God is your Father, Salvation , God The Father.
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What is "judgment" and how do the various judgments referenced in the Bible apply to us? This quote may be one of those statements that are true most of the time but there are exceptions. With the evolution of our society Jesus declares in John 8: Jesus describes the condition of what might be called "fickle faith" and in so doing, He also displays His own authority as the Son who is able to save. Is it really possible to know the truth, or do we just have to guess and do the best we can? This sermon and several hundred others are available for download.
Deception , Truth , Error , Relativism. God intended for His Word to be spoken with authority. It must not be taken lightly. It must be approached as if it contained all the power of the universe, which it does. I believe that many people are, without realizing it, shaping their relationship with God based on excuses. Lack of time is our most popular excuse. Lack of comprehension is a close second. God's Word , Word Of Truth. The one who is bigger than time wants us to know: Jesus Christ Is Bigger than Time! This name of God goes all the way back to Exodus 3 where