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John 5-7; Jesus and the Father

Did you notice what all Jesus said about Himself in these chapters today? The Gospel of John is such a good resource for getting to know the Savior, in the same intimate way John knew Him.

Jesus wants us to know His relationship with the Father. He calls God “MY Father,” and says His role as Son includes:

  1. Doing what the Father does (5:19)
  2. Raising the dead the like His Father does (vs 21)
  3. Using His God-given authority to judge (vs 22, 27)
  4. Deserving the same honor given to the Father (vs 23)
  5. Giving eternal life (vs 24)
  6. Doing that which the Father sent Him to do (vs 36)

Jesus points to the Old Testament prophets, then said they were talking about Him! In fact, He says, if you really believed Moses, you’d believe Me. Jesus in verse 43: “I have come in my Father’s name.”

In chapter six Jesus likens Himself to the manna that fed the wandering Jews in the wilderness as recorded in the Old Testament. He called Himself the Bread of Life! (6:35) Just like manna, Jesus came from heaven to save those Jewish people… and us! He said His body would be given for the life of the world.

I hope you’ll read these chapters today and get to know Jesus, your Savior. Oh what love the Father has shown us in the person of His Son.

 

John 1-4; I Am He

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (3:16-18)

The pop-theology so popular today in the world, and creeping into our churches, wants us to believe that God is accepting of a multiple of avenues to Himself. “Good thoughts,” “Good actions,” “Sincerity,” and the right to believe what you want to believe has become the topic of sermons, books, and testimonies. The belief that Jesus isn’t God is foundational in some religions.

But let’s let God speak for Himself. Please read the book of John with me, and open your hearts up to what God would have you know. He won’t play games with you. In fact, God reveals Himself in such a powerful way in this Gospel.

Hear what Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well. She spoke of the coming Messiah. Jesus as clear as anything says: I who speak to you am he.

John 3:16 is a verse that is probably familiar to you, even if you have not accepted the fact that Jesus is the Savior. But I included the next two verses for a reason. What you believe about Jesus is the difference between heaven and hell. Read those verses again and know they apply to you.

Then keep reading with me as we get to know this amazing God through His precious Son.

Dearest Father, I thank you for this Gospel of John because it reveals You and your plan of salvation in such a dynamic way. God, there may be people who are questioning Your authority, or maybe even your existence. I pray that all of us reading through this book in the next few days will open our hearts and minds up to You and allow You to show us what You want us to know. Thank You for the privilege.

Mark 5-8; He Is That God

These chapters reveal so many precious truths about God through the account of the life of His Son on earth. Please read this Scripture today and get to know Him better.

He is the God even the demons know, respect, and over whom they have no power. He is the God who seeks us out, who comes to us and doesn’t just sit back and wait for us to make the first move.

He has power over sickness and death. He is the God who takes care of our physical needs, and the One who invites us to rest in Him.

He is the God who makes us sinners clean from the inside out. He walks on water, feeds the multitudes, yet has compassion and love for individuals.

We can get to know Him through His Son Jesus. Peter recognized Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God!

He is THAT God!