The darkness cannot overpower the life-giving light of Christ
As the source of living water, Jesus invites everyone who thirsts to come and drink. Four reasonable actions in light of Jesus’ teaching: Revere his authority (14–24) Receive his identity (25–36) Respond to his invitation (37–39) Recognize his opposition (40–52)
John 7:1-13 As opposition rises, Jesus diagnoses the true nature of unbelief. Three manifestations of unbelief and the faithfulness of Christ The Religious Authorities – open hostility (1-2) Jesus’ Brothers – double-tongued (3-5) The Crowd – reluctance (10-13) Christ the Faithful (6-10)
As the Bread of Life, Jesus offers satisfaction for souls while challenging human pride and unbelief Jesus addresses seven misunderstandings clarifying who He is while challenging unbelief Why did you leave us? (22-27) What works do we need to do? (28-29) What sign can you give? (30-33) Can we have more bread? (34-40) Aren’t you from Nazareth? (41-51) …
To be truly satisfied, we must feast on Jesus
Jesus’ defense of His deity makes rejecting Him inexcusable.
Jesus intentionally heals on the Sabbath to reveal His identity as the Son of God. Three surprising moments that reveal Jesus’ identity (1) An unsought healing (1-9) (2) An unnecessary rebuke (9-16) (3) An unutterable claim (17-18)
True faith is to take Jesus at His Word
The Messiah’s mission is deeper and wider than ever imagined.
The key to humility is embracing Christ’s supremacy. John 3:22-36 Two necessities in the Messianic age 1) John Must Decrease (22-30) 2) Jesus must increase (31-36)