SUMMARY OF JOHN 8:12-30
Jesus declared, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus says his testimony counts because he is one witness and the other witness is His Father.
The teachers of the law did not know him.
Jesus said again he is going away, and where he goes, no one can follow. Everyone was confused and wondered if he would kill himself.
Jesus said he is from heaven, and those who do not believe in him will die in their sins.
Jesus explains that God is with him and that he only does what pleases God. Once he dies, you will know he is the Savior of the world. Many believed in him.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 3: John 8:12-30
6) It means Jesus is the Savior of the world. He brings light into the darkness (evil). He forgives our sins (darkness) and brings us into the light of forgiveness.
7) Himself and God. That he is God.
8 ) “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
9) That Jesus was sent from God to do His bidding. That Jesus and God are one here for our good.
10) His crucifixion on the cross. It was from this moment that we were saved and given the Holy Spirit that guides us each and every day. This act is our saving grace.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 3: John 8:12-30
I’ve always loved the light analogy because it’s so concrete and so true. Most of us enjoy the daylight more. We can see better and feel safer. With Jesus, there is always light, and we are always safe.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 3: John 8:12-30
Jesus is teaching again. Light was significant to the ancient Jews because it represented the pillar of fire that provided light to the Israelites while in the desert. Jews lighted candles as a remembrance.
Jesus is himself the first witness to himself. He was supported by God.
No one understood Jesus because they were blinded to the truth.
The second witness is God the Father, who the Pharisees do not know.
No one could follow Jesus who did not believe in him (aka the Pharisees).
Suicide was a sin, so the Pharisees were trying to twist Jesus’ words.
Unless you believe in Jesus Christ, you will die in your sins as Jesus states here.
The Pharisees only desire is to trick Jesus, not learn from him.
Many believed because they could see that God was with Jesus from the way he lived. The Pharisees lived lives of lies.
Jesus’ resurrection stands as God’s greatest witness of his Son.
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