SUMMARY OF JOHN 5:31-39
Jesus says that John testifies for him. Also, the works that he is doing (given to him by the Father) testifies for him. God testifies to Jesus. God’s Word testifies to him.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 4: John 5:31-39
5:33-35: John the Baptist. John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
5:36: The works Jesus is doing given to him by the Father. This proves he is God’s Son.
5:37-38 (See also Matthew 3:13-17, 17:5): God. This proves Jesus is God’s Son. Matthew tells us that the Spirit of God descended upon Jesus for his baptism with God declaring Jesus as his Son.
5:39 (See also Luke 24:27): God’s Word/Scripture
11) People, others, events in my life, pastors, Scripture, prayer
12) If you don’t, you won’t be saved. And, because Jesus and God are one ultimately.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 4: John 5:31-39
Love the four testimonies of who Jesus is. I love how they are all different, too.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 4: John 5:31-39
It was super important in ancient times and in Jewish culture to have others vouch for you. This was established in Deuteronomy 19:15.
John the Baptist may already have been executed by Herod when this scene was recorded because Jesus uses the past tense when speaking about him.
4 Testimonies to Who Jesus Is
- John the Baptist testifies to who he is.
- His works/signs/miracles testify to who he is. These are signs only God could do previously.
- God testifies to who Jesus is.
- The Scriptures speak of Jesus everywhere.
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